Pride and Prejudice Volume One, Chapters 4-8 Summary and Analysis

Jane Austen

Volume One, Chapters 4-8 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Mr. and Mrs. Hurst: Bingley’s “stuck-up” sister and his lazy brother-in-law

Caroline Bingley: Bingley’s selfish sister, who has aspirations of becoming Mrs. Darcy

Mr. and Mrs. Phillips: Mrs. Bennet’s sister and brother-in-law. They own a home in Meryton which Lydia and Kitty love to visit because of the nearby officers’ quarters

Summary
Chapter 4 describes the previous ball, and we are presented with the different reactions of Jane and Elizabeth. Then, in contrast, we learn the reactions of Darcy and Bingley. Elizabeth reproaches Jane for being “blind,” which is ironic because later she is the one who becomes blind to...

(The entire section is 746 words.)