Pride And Prejudice Summary

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Pride and Prejudice is written by Jane Austen. An English novelist whose works got her great fame and recognition to the point where she is one of the world’s most well-known authors of English language. She wrote romantic fiction. Pride and Prejudice being a foremost example, written in 1813, was one of her most successful and famous work which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Pride and Prejudice is set in Regency era (1811-1820), when women had very little to do other than getting married unless they were a widow or had a title to their name. The protagonist is a girl named Elizabeth Bennet, who has been told countless times the importance of marriage by her marriage-minded mother, Mrs. Bennet. She’s the second daughter out of…show more content…
Fitzwilliam Darcy is best friends with Mr. Bingley. He is a haughty aristocrat with a nature entirely opposite to his best friend. Mr. Darcy is an intelligent and honest man but he is very proud of his ancestry and heritage because of which he looks down on his social inferiors. He falls in love with Ms. Elizabeth Bennet but she rejects him twice after listening to Darcy’s opinion of people not in his social class! Mr. George Wickham is a handsome and very cunning young man who tries to brain-wash Elizabeth against Mr. Darcy. He is a fortune hunting militia officer and the antagonist in Pride and Prejudice. The other supporting characters include: 1. Mr. Bennet, who is calm and sensible man who loves his daughters 2. Mrs. Bennet, who wants her daughters to marry into rich families 3. Mary Bennet is not very pretty but is studious and devoted to books 4. Catherine Bennet, also known as Kitty, follows her sister Lydia 5. Lydia Bennet is a little immature and flirtatious 6. Mr. Collins is a relative of Mr. Bennet who will inherit Mr. Bennet’s property after his death, as according to the British law of that time, a female could not inherit property 7. Lady Catherine de Bourgh is Mr. Darcy’s aunt and Mr. Collins…show more content…
and Mrs. Bennet have five daughters and Mrs. Bennet wishes nothing more for all her daughters than to be married to handsome and young rich men. Her wish comes true for her eldest daughter when the handsome and rich Mr. Bingley, with his sister and his best friend Mr. Darcy, arrives in the neighborhood. They are introduced in a ball where Jane and Bingley falls in love and Elizabeth finds Mr. Darcy arrogant. Jane hopes for marriage with Mr. Bingley but Darcy convinces Bingley that his love is not returned. Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy leaves Netherfield, leaving Jane heart-broken and miserable. On the other end, Elizabeth meets Mr. Wickham, who fills her head with lies about Mr. Darcy and gains her confidence and sympathy. At the same time, Mr. Collins arrives and asks for Elizabeth’s hand in marriage which she refuses immediately. After some time, she gets to know that her best friend Charlotte, marries Mr. Collins. Mr. Darcy is attracted to Elizabeth and asks her to marry him which she refuses, when he insults her family and accuses them of being greedy and also because of the lies told by
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