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  • 1. Sârghi Ann-Jane • Group: 1LM 2• Title of the book: “Pride and Prejudice”
  • 2. Pride and Prejudice• By Jane Austen• Publishing company:Published by Pearson EducationLimited in association withPenguin Books Ltd.
  • 3. Main Character• Elizabeth Bennet is the protagonist of the novel.• The reader sees the unfolding plot and the other characters mostly from her point of view.
  • 4. • The second of the Bennet daughters, she is 20 years old and is intelligent, lively, attractive and with a tendency to judge on first impressions and perhaps to be a little selective of the evidence upon which she bases her judgments.• As the plot begins, her closest relationships are with her father; her sister, Jane; her aunt, Mrs Gardiner; and her best friend, Charlotte Lucas.• As the story progresses, so does her relationship with Fitzwilliam Darcy, who belongs to a higher social class than Elizabeth.• The course of Elizabeth and Darcys relationship is ultimately decided when Darcy overcomes his pride, and Elizabeth overcomes her prejudice, leading to them both surrendering to the love they have for each other.
  • 5. Setting of the story• Setting (time) - Some point during the Napoleonic Wars (1797–1815)• Setting (place) - Longbourn, the Bennet family home. The main setting, most of the action happens here.• Pemberley, Mr Darcys estate. Important because it gives Lizzie a new idea of Darcy, she sees him acting differently when at home and hears a good account of him from his servants.
  • 6. • Also by seeing just how huge and beautiful his estate is and gets a better idea of how much richer and grander he is than her.• Netherfield, Mr Bingleys rented property. Important because its what brings Bingley and Darcy to the area in the first place and allows them to meet Jane and Lizzie. Also its here that Bingley first begins to fall for Jane, when shes sent there by her mother and catches cold and has to stay for a while, and also to a lesser extent where Darcy begins to notice Elizabeth because she goes there too to look after Jane.
  • 7. Plot Summary• The narrative opens with Mr Bingley, a wealthy young bachelor, moving into Netherfield house in the neighbourhood of the Bennet family. Mr Bingley is soon well received, while his friend Mr Darcy makes a less favorable first impression by appearing very proud. Mr Bingley singles out Elizabeths elder sister, Jane, for particular attention, and it soon becomes apparent that they have formed an attachment to each other.• On paying a visit to Mr Bingleys sister, Jane is caught in a heavy downpour, catches cold, and is forced to stay at Netherfield for several days. Elizabeth arrives to nurse her sister and is thrown into frequent company with Mr Darcy, who begins to perceive his attachment to her.
  • 8. • Mr Bingley abruptly quits Netherfield and returns to London, and Elizabeth is convinced that Mr Darcy and Mr Bingleys sister have conspired to separate him from Jane.• In the spring, Elizabeth visits Charlotte and Mr Collins in Kent. Elizabeth and her hosts are frequently invited to Rosings Park, home of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Darcys aunt; and where Darcy also arrives to visit. Darcy again finds himself attracted to Elizabeth and proposes to her. Elizabeth, however, has just learned of Darcys role in separating Mr Bingley from Jane. She angrily rebukes him, and a heated discussion follows; she charges him with destroying her sisters happiness, with treating Mr Wickham disgracefully, and with having conducted himself towards her in an ungentleman-like manner.
  • 9. • Mr Darcy, shocked, ultimately responds with a letter giving a good account of most of his actions: Wickham had exchanged his legacies for a cash payment, only to return after gambling away the money to reclaim the forfeited inheritance; he then attempted to elope with Darcys young sister, thereby to capture her fortune. Regarding Mr Bingley and Jane, Darcy claimed he had observed no reciprocal interest in Jane for Bingley. Elizabeth later came to acknowledge the truth of Darcys assertions.
  • 10. • Some months later, Elizabeth and her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner visit Pemberley, Darcys estate, believing he will be absent for the day. He returns unexpectedly, and though surprised, he is gracious and welcoming. He treats the Gardiners with great civility; he introduces Elizabeth to his sister, and Elizabeth begins to realise her attraction to him. Their reacquaintance is cut short, however, by news that Lydia, Elizabeths sister, has run away with Mr Wickham. Elizabeth and the Gardiners return to Longbourn, where Elizabeth grieves that her renewed acquaintance with Mr Darcy will end because of her sisters disgrace.
  • 11. • Lydia and Wickham are soon found, then married by clergy; they visit Longbourn, where Elizabeth learns that Mr Darcy was responsible for finding the couple and negotiating their marriage—at great expense to himself. Now Mr Bingley returns to Longbourn and proposes marriage to Jane, who immediately accepts.• Lady Catherine de Bourgh bursts in on Longbourn; intending to thwart local rumour she warns Elizabeth against marrying Mr Darcy. Elizabeth refuses her demands. Darcy, on hearing this, dares to hope that Elizabeths opinion of him may have changed. He travels to Longbourn and proposes again; and now Elizabeth accepts.
  • 12. ConclusionOn a scale of 1 to 5, I give this book a 5.I think that everyone should read this book, because it will only do them good. This book will enrich readers lives with passion, poetry, romance.This book is for the once who have loved, are in love, are yet to experience this blissful feeling. This is one of those masterpieces that stay with you for life.