Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice by Mind Map: Pride and Prejudice

1. Summary

1.1. Section 1

1.2. Section 2

1.3. Section 3

1.4. Section 4

2. General Info

2.1. January 28, 1813

2.2. Novel

2.3. English

2.4. England early 1900 's

3. Author

3.1. Jane Austen

3.2. English/ Brittish

3.3. DOB: December 16, 1775 DOD: July 18, 1817

3.4. Jane Austen is an author who writes romantic novels. She is one of the most widely read authors in English history,

4. Characters

4.1. Protaonist

4.2. Sidekick

4.3. Antagonist

5. Vocabulary

5.1. Section 1

5.1.1. Superciliousness: But Elizabeth still saw superciliousness in their treatment of everybody: being arrogant.

5.1.2. Countenance: he had all the best part of beauty, a fine countenance: how someone looks.

5.2. Section 2

5.2.1. Punctually: Mr. Gardiner's caution to Elizabeth was punctually and kindly given on the first favorable opportunity of speaking to her alone: agreeable.

5.2.2. Disinclination: And even Mary could assure her family that she had no disinclination for it: has no interest in it

5.3. Section 3

5.3.1. Inquiries: When her inquiries after Rosings were made, it seemed in danger of sinking into total silence: interest.

5.3.2. Endeavor: wish to be informed why, with so little endeavor at civility, I am thus rejected: difficulty

5.4. Section 4

5.4.1. Prevailed: Mr. Darcy by the feelings which prevailed on his entering the room: depends on something

5.4.2. Sanguine: It was possible, however, that some of his companions in the shire might be able to give more information; and though she was not very sanguine in expecting it: to be excited or optimistic

6. Plot

6.1. Initial situation

6.2. Conflict

6.3. Complication

6.4. Climax

6.5. Falling Action

6.6. Conclusion

7. Themes, Allusions & Symbols

7.1. The theme in this is the same as any romantic story from the 1800's. The theme is that class, wealth, and reputation do not determine who you should care for, you should care for the people who's personality you care for. In other words its whats on the inside that counts.

7.2. There are many symbols such as class, dances, letters and reputation. They all are repeatedly placed in the story to convey that their parents are shallow and just care about reputation, class, and dances.

7.3. The family in Pride and Prejudice is basically just a giant stereotype of people in the 1800's. The parents just want the girls to get married, Jane is "perfect" and admired. Elizabeth is the stereotypical teen rebel. The younger sisters just want attention. Mr. Darcy is seemingly a bad character and then is revealed as the love interest. They are sort of just outlines of characters with names.