Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen

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1. Summary

1.1. In Section 1, theBennett Family is notified of a ball that their new neighbor is also attending, Mr. Bingley. Mr.Bingley is a perfect husband for the sisters the parents are trying to marry off. Their father, Mr.Bennett at first thought the ball was not fit for his daughters, but with a little persuasion from his wife, he allowed them to go to the ball. When the Bennett's arrive at the ball, Jane and Mr. Bingley began dancing and become closer. Lizzy {Elizabeth} was asked by no one to dance and sat down at a table. She then overheard a gentleman by the name of Mr.Darcy say that she was unsuitable for a gentleman such as himself. Disgusted, Lizzy left the ball.

1.2. Following in section 2, Jane catches a cold/sickness. Lizzy shows up out of concern. Mr.Darcy and Lizzy get stuck in a room together at the hostpital. Mr.Darcy begans to have interest in Lizzy. They began to like eachother very much and spend quit some time together.

1.3. Then in section 3, we find out that Mr.Collins was supposed to have Lizzys hand in marriage according to her family. But aswell as Collins, a solider was supposed to have her hand in marriage. The solider, George Wickham. Mr.darcy threw a HUGE ball at netherfield and through it all, Mr.Bingley dumped Jane. Lizzie also had her share of heart break, eventhough she was the one breaking hearts. She rejected Collins and kicked him to the curb.

1.4. Finally in section 4, Mr.Darcy proposed to Lizzie. With great shock, she turned him down and blamed Darcy for her sister Jane's heartbreak, for being mean to Wickham and for being a jerk. All of these factors being true. Dracy wrote Lizzy a letter explaining himself and retuned home from the library where he had written the heartfelt note. To Darcy's surprise, Lizzy was there visiting her relatives, darcy's gardners. Acting his best Darcy was very pleased to see Lizzy. Darcy introduced his little sister, Georgiana. Darcy thought he was gonna get his happily ever after, or at least hoped he would desperately. Lydia, the trouble maker of the Bennetts got married to Wickham and Darcy paid for their wedding saving the Bennet and Wickham name when both families were in extreme debt. Lizzy eventually fell for Mr.Darcy. Darcy also got Jane and Bingley back together making all his wrongs into rights.

2. General Info

2.1. Jan. 28

2.2. Romantic Fiction

2.3. English

2.4. England 19th centuary

3. Author

3.1. Jane Austen

3.2. 1775-1817

3.3. English

3.4. Jane Austen died at the age of 41, and wrote many books. She also has many quotes and wrote some of the most famous books. She is a fictional romantic writer who is widely known for Pride and Prejudice..

4. Characters

4.1. Elizabeth Bennet> is a very sweet and kind woman that is very classy and overall a very intellagent person who obeys her parents and never wants to disapoint.

4.2. Bennett sisters> include Jane, Lydia,Mary,Kitty, and Elizabeth. All sisters are very caring and want the best for each other but may get jealous at times.

4.3. Mrs.Bennett> is kinda controlling. She is a loving woman but always seems to get what she wants. Mrs. Bennett loves her family and wants teh best for her children.

5. Vocabulary

5.1. Section 1

5.1.1. Acquainted-make someone aware of or known of

5.1.2. Superciliousness-having or showing the proud and unpleasant attitude of people who think that they are better or more important than other people

5.2. Section 2

5.2.1. scruples-a feeling of doubt or hesitation with the regard to the morality or propriety of a course action.

5.2.2. digressions- a temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing.

5.3. Section 3

5.3.1. quixotic-not sensible about practical matters

5.3.2. auspicate- indicate by signs

5.4. Section 4

5.4.1. idiosyncrasy- a behavioral attribute peculiar to an indivdual

5.4.2. adroit- quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

6. Plot

6.1. Marrying off the girls is the first thing that the parents must do. The Bennetts also must find the perfect guy for each daughter which is also very important.

6.2. Jane is teased by Mr.Darcy. The whole family turns out to dislike him very much. .

6.3. Lizzie has other men to consider for taking he hand in marriage and is quit angry at Mr.Darcy

6.4. Jane becomes sick and Darcy and Lizzie end up staying in a room together. the two began to like eachother and have interests in their lives. Thererfor they remain in contact, but Lizzy must decidewho to marry which is deeply stressful. Bingley throws a ball and dumps Jane at the ball. Lizzy kicks Collins to the curb and Wickham aswell.

6.5. Although Darcy and Lizzy have their ups, downs and arguments, they end up apologizing for their mistakes and errors/flaws.

6.6. A the end of the book, Lizzie and Darcy get back together, Jane and Bingley get back together and Lydia, another Bennett sister, marries Wickham. Darcy turns all his wrongs into rights and Mrs.Bennet gets 3 of her children married off.

7. Themes, Allusions & Symbols

7.1. The themes are very hard to find, like the first one that i thought of is to not judge a book by its cover, which is correct. Elizabeth is judged by Mr.Darcy and Mr.Darcy insults her plenty times.

7.2. Love

7.3. Allusion