Characters In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Explanation Pride and Prejudice is the title because there is a lot of judging and arrogance recurring through this novel. Characters from different classes think they are better than the rest and also develop many assumptions. Setting Hertfordshire, England Longbourn: The Bennet family estate, Netherfield: Bingley's estate, Meryton: Town near Longbourn, Rosings: Lady Catherine De Bourgh's estate, Pemberley: Mr. Darcy's estate in Derbyshire Regency Period (1811 – 1820) Genre Fiction (Romance Novel) Historical Context Published: 1813 Jane Austen was part of the middle class during the Regency Period. Her father served as a pastor/rector in Anglican church. She was one of eight children. She was homeschooled…show more content…
Bennet She grew absolutely ashamed of herself. Of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think without feeling she had been blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd. Passages: Mary Pride quote: Chapter 5, page 24 Elizabeth Prejudice quote: Chapter 36, page 259 Symbols Balls represent the community coming together. This is where all the towns come together to talk, introduce one another, and maybe even find a soul mate. Estates help represent the different classes. The family's property often shows how much money they have and their social standing. Motif Letters represent truth. It is much easier to express thoughts and feelings when putting pen to paper. There is much more time to carefully pick out the words they want to use. Character Development Mr. Darcy starts out as a seemingly arrogant, rude man at a ball.He is very rich and thinks he is better than everyone else. His best friend Mr. Bingley tries to get him to dance and he refuses then says Elizabeth Bennet it ordinary. Elizabeth goes to see her sick sister Jane at the Bingleys and her and Darcy flirt back and forth. Darcy realizes he loves Elizabeth, proposes to her, and is very mean to her after she rejects

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