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Pride and Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice Short Summary

Set in the early nineteenth century, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice tells the love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Mrs. Bennet, Elizabeth's ambitious but...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020 12:03 pm UTC

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Why does Darcy fall in love with Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice?

From early on in the novel, it can be seen that Darcy falls victim to Elizabeth Bennet's "dark eyes," and yet it is clear that when he makes his first proposal, he may be in love with her, but his...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2013 6:19 am UTC

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Irony In Pride And Prejudice

A great deal of Austen's wit is actually seen through the use of irony. In Pride and Prejudice, we see all three types of irony displayed: verbal, situational, and dramatic.The use of verbal irony...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2012 8:41 am UTC

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What reasons does Mr. Collins give in order to marry Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice?

In chapter 1:14, Mr. Collins provides a list of three reasons for marrying Elizabeth. Mr. Collins does not list the reasons in the most romantic way, and they are not the most romantic reasons....

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013 6:35 pm UTC

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At what moment does Elizabeth begin to fall in love with Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice?

Elizabeth's falling in love with Mr. Darcy is a gradual process; it doesn't take place in a single moment. Over a period of time, Elizabeth starts to see the real Darcy, the Darcy beneath the...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2020 10:46 am UTC

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Why is the first sentence in Pride and Prejudice ironic?

Pride and Prejudice is a novel written by Jane Austen. It was first published in 1813 and deals with the love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. According to the first sentence...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2020 8:45 am UTC

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What is a domestic novel? Is Pride and Prejudice a domestic novel?

A Domestic Novel is a type of fiction that was prevalent in the early-to-mid-nineteenth century, and was primarily read by women. The Domestic Novel has certain defining characteristics, among...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2016 6:02 pm UTC

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What is the main theme in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice?

The main theme of the novel is that perception is not reality. Elizabeth's prejudice and Darcy's pride are both forms of blindness. Elizabeth forms an implacable prejudice against Darcy the first...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2020 4:32 pm UTC

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What are some metaphors in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen?

Dancing is a central metaphor in Pride and Prejudice, as Azar Nafisi points out in her book Reading Lolita in Tehran. In particular, Nafasi teases out the particulars of eighteenth-century (and...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2016 2:12 am UTC

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Explain the first line of Pride and Prejudice that starts, "It is a truth universally acknowledged..."

The opening sentence, while intriguing in itself, reveals further depths of meaning retrospectively. Its richness stems in large part from the teasing ambiguities of the narrative point of view. As...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2009 7:00 pm UTC

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In Pride and Prejudice, what is the difference between Elizabeth's views on marriage and those of Charlotte? Is there...

Charlotte takes a very practical, rather than romantic, view on marriage. She is twenty-seven years old with no prospects, and she faces the very real danger of becoming a spinster. She seems to...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2020 1:57 am UTC

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In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, who are the round, flat, static, and dynamic characters?

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are both round and dynamic characters. Indeed, the novel is largely about how they both change. When Mr. Darcy first proposes to Elizabeth while she is staying at...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019 1:43 pm UTC

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In "Pride and Prejudice" Darcy refuses to dance with Elizabeth. At the next ball it is the reverse. What is the...

The irony of Elizabeth's actions hits Darcy over the head. He is not used to women refusing him, he is accustomed to women falling all over him because of his social position and financial status....

Latest answer posted February 21, 2009 10:39 pm UTC

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What were Elizabeth's first impressions about Darcy and why did she change her mind later on?

At the dance where she first meets Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth is sitting down because there are not enough male partners. She overhears Bingley urging Darcy to ask her to dance. Darcy says that Elizabeth...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2018 5:40 pm UTC

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Write the character-sketch of Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Another point to add is to consider how Elizabeth represents the title of the novel. Where and why is she prideful and what are her prejudices? How do those qualities and notions affect her...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2010 4:07 am UTC

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What is the central theme of Pride and Prejudice?

The central theme of the novel Pride and Prejudice is basically the consistent search of true love despite every obstacle that comes our way. The main character of the story, Elizabeth Bennet,...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2011 4:17 am UTC

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How does Caroline Bingley's letter affect Jane? How does it affect Elizabeth?

In Chapter 21, Jane receives a letter from Caroline Bingley informing her that she and her brother have left the countryside for London, where, she says, her brother will be happy to be reunited...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2019 2:17 pm UTC

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In Pride and Prejudice, why does Charlotte agree to marry Mr. Collins?

Charlotte, who is in her mid-to-late twenties, is already an "old maid" by the standards of her day. She points out that she is not as fair as many of her friends; in addition, she has...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2008 9:37 pm UTC

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Comment on the title of Pride and Prejudice.

Both terms in the title of Jane Austen’s novel can apply to several individual characters and, more generally, to English society overall. Both terms have primarily negative connotations, and...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019 5:13 am UTC

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What is the main climax in Pride and Prejudice?

The main climax in the novel Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, is the moment when Darcy proposes to Elizabeth. Surely there are several moments of suspense and intensity in the novel, but a...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2011 6:46 am UTC

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What are the rising action, the turning points, and the resolution in Pride and Prejudice?

The turning point in a story is officially called the climax. The climax occurs the moment a story's conflict reaches its point of greatest intensity and the story's resolution is in sight. All...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2015 6:56 am UTC

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What literary devices, if any, are used in Pride and Prejudice? 

Pride and Prejudice is famous for its use of irony. In irony, the intended or literal meaning of words is different from their actual meaning. Pride and Prejudice's first line is often cited as the...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2016 5:20 pm UTC

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What quotes in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice reveal and describe setting?

Austen, unlike her contemporaries of the Romantic movement, actually prefers not spend a great deal of time describing either setting or characters. As far as descriptions go, she only says what is...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2012 1:35 am UTC

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what is your favorite part of the book "Pride and Prejudice"? what is your favorite part of the book "Pride and...

I love the Netherfield Ball in chapter 18. Here, Elizabeth gets her chance to come back at Darcy for his treatment of her at the first ball. She has the upper hand in terms of their conversation...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2010 10:54 am UTC

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What is the main idea of Pride and Prejudice?

Main ideas are usually attributed to short stories, since they are more concise and focus on dealing with one or two specific themes. Novels, especially one as lengthy and complex as Pride and...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2013 11:54 pm UTC

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What is the moral lesson of Pride and Prejudice?

We can find many different moral lessons in Pride and Prejudice depending on which subplot we analyze. The moral lesson of Lydia’s story is different from that of Charlotte Lucas’s, for instance....

Latest answer posted October 6, 2020 2:22 pm UTC

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What is the main conflict in Pride and Prejudice?

Austen's novels often suggest strong themes in her titles, occasionally including two seemingly opposing concepts against one another, such as "pride and prejudice" or "sense and sensibility" (also...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016 7:25 pm UTC

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What are some quotes from Pride and Prejudice that show that Jane and Bingley love each other? The quotes need to...

Jane's happiness on her engagement to Bingley: "Jane could have no reserves from Elizabeth, where confidence would give pleasure; and instantly embracing her, acknowledged, with the liveliest...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 7:32 am UTC

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What is the conclusion of Pride and Prejudice?  

After all the various twists and turns, the numerous setbacks and misunderstandings, the conclusion to the story is generally a happy one. Jane and Elizabeth fulfill society's expectations by...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019 9:06 am UTC

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In Pride and Prejudice, why is Mrs. Bennet so desperate to see her daughters married?

The ultimate goal for a young woman in Victorian London and during Jane Austen's time was to come out into society, meet a suitable gentleman to take care of her, provide her a home, and make her...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2009 4:57 am UTC

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Why does Mr. Collins speak so highly of Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice?

In answering this question, consider the character of Mr. Collins and then his reaction to Lady Catherine. His past and his current living as the rector of Hunsford both have an impact on the...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2020 12:20 pm UTC

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Colonel Fitzwilliam is attracted to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice, yet he is not able to court her. Why? How does...

Colonel Fitzwilliam is a younger son of Mr. Darcy's uncle, a lord, and so he is not entitled to inherit much because the family estate will pass on to his older brother. Further, at Lady...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2019 10:45 pm UTC

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What words describe the mood in Pride and Prejudice, and what is a quote that shows this?

Mood is the emotional feeling that the reader perceives when reading a work. Mood is the way the author wants you to feel as you follow the characters and actions of the story. Of course, mood may...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2013 1:34 pm UTC

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"pride and prejudice is a domestic novel". what points can we give from the novel to prove this?

I don’t agree. Pride and Prejudice defies easy categorization, as “domestic novel” or anything else, for that matter. A “domestic novel” is defined by a few characteristics of plot and character....

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 12:09 pm UTC

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"The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the...

[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. Additional questions must be posted separately.] You are correct when you say that this is a timeless piece of writing that is...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2011 1:21 am UTC

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Why is Mr. Darcy so grumpy in Pride and Prejudice?

Near the end of the novel, Mr. Darcy explains his "grumpy" behavior: "As a child ...I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles but left to follow them in pride and...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 10:22 pm UTC

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How is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice seen as a comedy of manners?   Pride and Prejudice belongs to the genre of...

Satire exaggerates or pokes fun at the weaknesses or wrongs of people or society. In Pride and Prejudice, Austen satirizes a number of characters to shine a light on problems in the marriage market...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2018 3:19 am UTC

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Can someone explain the meaning of the quote "to be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love"?

Formal dances are a crucial part of the social scene in Pride and Prejudice. In such a straight-laced society, this was one of the few opportunities for men and women to get together (respectably,...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2018 7:52 am UTC

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In a heated moment, Lady Catherine declares, “Are the shades of Pemberley to be thus polluted?” What does she mean by...

Lady Catherine de Bourgh says this when she hears Elizabeth is to marry Darcy. Among her other objections, Lady Catherine mentions that Lydia, Elizabeth's sister, had a "patched-up" marriage to...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2019 1:21 pm UTC

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How does Elizabeth feel about Mr. Darcy?

For most of the book, Elizabeth does not like Mr. Darcy at all, but this changes as she begins to learn more about him. When she first sees Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth thinks he looks very severe and...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2018 3:47 am UTC

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What is the importance of dialogue to the character development in Pride and Prejudice, with three examples?

One of Jane Austen's most brilliant stylistic techniques is her skill in developing character through dialogue. As an example of this in Pride and Prejudice, recall Elizabeth's first conversation...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2010 11:55 pm UTC

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How do Elizabeth Bennet's ideas on marriage differ from those of her society?

Elizabeth Bennet's ideas about marriage differ from the majority of others in her society because she believes that members of couples ought to get to know each other before making life-long...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 11:10 pm UTC

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What does Charlotte's comment, "Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance," tell us about her?

Charlotte Lucas's marriage to Mr. Collins is more realistic and a more accurate representation of what marriage was like for women in 19th century England. Charlotte's marriage to Mr. Collins is...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2009 11:55 pm UTC

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What are three examples of imagery in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice? 

Many critics have noted in Pride and Prejudice an emphasis on dialogue and lack of imagery, especially in the opening chapters. However, imagery, which is the use of the five senses of sight,...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2019 4:00 pm UTC

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What is the main message of Pride and Prejudice?

Pride and Prejudice has a rich and meaningful plot, so there are multiple messages conveyed through the character development and conflicts. The most important one each reader will depend on their...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2020 11:37 am UTC

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How does Elizabeth Bennet's character change throughout the novel?

In the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet begins as a jaded woman. She, first of all, believes that traditional courting rituals and the idea of marriage are asinine and...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2019 7:40 pm UTC

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In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, what are the main conflicts throughout the book?

In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of the main conflicts is Character vs. Character. This is exhibited in Elizabeth's bad opinion of Mr. Darcy. It is also exhibited in Mr. Bingley's sisters...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2012 1:00 pm UTC

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Who is "Pride" and who is "Prejudice?" Explain.

In Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice, one could argue that Fitzwilliam Darcy symbolically represents pride while Elizabeth Bennet represents prejudice. Darcy is depicted as an...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2020 8:41 pm UTC

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Why does Elizabeth marry Darcy in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice?  

Elizabeth marries Darcy in Pride and Prejudice because she truly loves him. She has come to know him, she understands him better than she did when they first met, and she has developed strong...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2020 11:23 am UTC

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Elizabeth says to Lady Catherine, "He is a gentleman, I am a gentleman's daughter; so far we, are equal." How else...

Jane Austen carefully establishes equality between the two characters but not always similarity. Their positive qualities largely complement each other. One quality they share in equal amounts is...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2018 5:37 am UTC

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