Pride and Prejudice Review
Pride and Prejudice Review
Elizabeth- The Protagonist who Marries Mr. Darcy. We watch the internal struggle she feels as she goes from hating him to slowly falling in love with him.
Mr. Darcy- shown at first to be a very disagreeable man in the beginning, he is slowly developed into a very favorable character despite his actions with Jane and Mr. Wickham.
Mr. Bennett- a witty sarcastic character and the father of all 5 Bennett sisters. He is a main character who is known for his unwillingness to participate in drama.
Jane- The oldest Bennet Sister who marry's Mr. Bingley, Mr. Darcy's good friend. She is very apparent throughout the book.
Mrs. Bennet- Mr. Bennet's wife who is shown to be very similar to Lydia, she is unintelligent and cares purely for marriage.
Mary Bingley- A relatively boring character who only shows up a few times with a philosophical comment.
Mr.Collins- The Cousin of the Bennet's who originally proposes to Elizabeth. He then marries Charlotte Lucas and moves back with her. He is very close to Lady Catherine.
Mrs. Gardiner- The Aunt of Elizabeth who constantly encourages her to marry Mr.Darcy and eventually her good favor does influence Elizabeth's opinion on Mr. Darcy.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh- A relative of Mr. Darcy- she is shown to be a arrogant woman who feel many are below her family. She has a very close relationship with Mr. Collins. Her daughter is not shown to be very interesting either.
Colonel Fitzwilliam- a close friend of Mr. Darcy who shares the job of guarding Georgiana Darcy. He is very familiar with what happened regarding Mr.
Lydia Bennet- A flirtatious Bennet daughter is the favorite of Mrs. Bennet. She runs off and marries Mr. Wickham and creates a large problem and lots of conflict.
Role of Women
Succes- Jane Austen demonstrates that she thinks a woman's success should be based off more than marriage and abilities, such as when she has Elizabeth speak of an Accomplished woman.
Proposals- Jane Austen shows how willing people were to propose. Two good examples are Mr. Collins and Mr. Darcy. They both felt that she would be unable to refuse them and were both shocked when she did . However Mr. Collins proposed more for the logic of it where as Mr. Darcy did it because he loved her
Specific Relationships-Collins/Charlotte, Elizabeth/Darcy, Lydia,/Wickham, Jane/Bingley.
Education-Jane Austen has many of the Woman go to finishing schools, but she also shows that she feels Woman are entitles to equal education.
Impacts-You were expected to marry someone similar in wealth. This would cause many relationships to fail and was a cause for much grief for Mr. Darcy due to his love of Elizabeth. This was largely due to your wealth and connections.
Impact on marriages- This caused a lot of stress throughout the book, especially Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. As Mr. Darcy tries to get over the inferiority of Elizabeth and the actions of her sister.
Satire- Satire is used by many characters, one in particular is Mr. Bennet, who often uses satire to speak to Mrs. Bennet, but it goes right over her head.
Irony- Irony is used often, especially situational irony, such as when Mr. Bennet is speaking to Elizabeth about how horrible Mr. Darcy is when Elizabeth is hoping to marry him.