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  • 1. Jane Austen’s Pride&Prejudice
  • 2. Character Overview
  • 3. Elizabeth Bennet Elizabeth is the second oldest Bennet daughter. She is intelligent, outspoken, and witty and the protagonist of Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth is quite the controversial character in her time, for women did not typically behave as Elizabeth does. She speaks her mind in a time when women were supposed to be quite, or at least not so straightforward and blunt. Elizabeth’s character development plays a huge role in the novel’s plot.
  • 4. Fitzwilliam Darcy Darcy is a member of the Gentry (Upper class, and therefore is very powerful and influential. Being part of the Gentry, Darcy obviously is very wealthy and has a very well established family. At first Darcy is not as well liked for he is not as thoroughly described as Elizabeth, and because Elizabeth is the heroin, we as readers typically follow her opinion (which, she of course is not very fond of Darcy at the beginning. As the novel progresses however, it is easy to see that Darcy is Elizabeth’s counterpart and is truly a good character.
  • 5. Other Bennet Sisters Jane Text Kitty Lydia Catherine “Kitty” Elizabeth’s older sister, Lydia is the is the fourth and the eldest of the Mary Bennet daughter, youngest and most Bennet Daughters, Jane Mary is the middle ridiculous of the and, like Lydia, is is just what a young daughter. Mary serves Bennet daughters. extremely woman of Austen’s time as the moral figure in Her running away immature and period was expected to the novel for she is with Wickham silly. Her head is be. She is both reserved extremely well read plays a crucial part constantly filled and gentle and serves as (certainly the most of and displays her with thoughts of the novel’s (and the Bennet daughters) very unladylike the militia. society’s) ideal woman. and formal. immaturity.
  • 6. Mrs. Bennet & Her Obsession with Marriage Many readers laugh at Mrs. Bennet’s ridiculousness, and indeed Austen does use her to implement comedy into the story, however there is a very real truth behind Mrs. Bennet’s character. Women of that time only could obtain “freedom” through marriage, and women were expected to marry as soon as they could. If a woman didn’t, she was looked down upon by society and she was considered to be an “old maid.” Take Charlotte Lucas for example. Charlotte is six years older than Elizabeth and marries Mr. Collins, not because she loves him, but so she will no longer be a burden on her family (who must support her as long as she’s single.)
  • 7. Important Themes
  • 8. Pride vs Prejudice Darcy is extremely proud, and is Oh I determined not to like others for he is just burned too good for them (wealthy, him accomplished etc.), where as Elizabeth good. is extremely prejudice and is determined not to like Darcy for she believes he is pompous and thus refuses to find the good in him, instead she merely looks for flaws.
  • 9. Class vs. Darcy is a member of the upper class (Gentry) whereas Elizabeth is a member of the upper middle class (Bourgeois). Notice the obvious differences in the home. Darcy’s home is very spacious and well decorated Pemberly with paintings, statues, and other expensive, high class elements, where vs. as the Bennet’s home is not quite so elegant, even though the Bennet’s Bennet Home house was much better (in both size and decorations) than the lower class)
  • 10. Love Relationships: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly
  • 11. Relationships: The Bad Lydia and Wickham Austen uses Lydia and Wickham’s (along with Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s) relationship to represent a bad marriage. Lydia ran away and lived with Wickham out of wedlock. During Austen’s time, this was completely unladylike and unacceptable. Lydia’s marriage will no doubt end up like Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s, which of course is not a good or happy marriage. -------------------------------- Mr. and Mrs. Bennet Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are in constant bickering and fighting throughout the entire novel. Austen intends for readers to infer that the Bennet’s marriage was similar to Lydia’s and Wickham’s, quick due to raging hormones. Charlotte and Collins It could be argued that Charlotte and Collin’s marriage is not a bad marriage, for it is nothing like Lydia and Wickham’s, or Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s. However, it also by no means compares to Darcy and Elizabeth, or Jane and Bingley. However this marriage is perhaps one of the most significant of the entire novel, for this marriage is kind of a wake up call. Charlotte accepts Collin’s marriage proposal even though she does not love him, and disregards his ridiculousness. Many women of Austen’s time made decisions similar to Charlotte, that is marry those they did not love. Women of that time had a lot less options that women of today in the fact that they were completely dependent on their husbands, and could not earn a living for themselves. Therefore, they had to get married as soon as possible.
  • 12. Relationships: The Good Darcy & Elizabeth Pride and Prejudice is perhaps one of the worlds best love stories, for it’s ending is not only satisfying, but also truly remarkable for both Darcy and Elizabeth had so many barriers to cross throughout the book. The fact that at the beginning of the book, readers would never have suspected Darcy and Elizabeth to be married by the end for it seemed they were so different. Humbling Darcy seemed to be an impossible task, but alas he is humbled. The same can be said for Elizabeth. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Bingley & Jane Even though Jane and Bingley’s relationship might not be as magnificent as Darcy and Elizabeth, it is still a successful marriage. However,their relationship is slightly flawed, for they are both not as strong as Darcy and Elizabeth. Their relationship was almost ruined due to their act strongly against external forces pushing them apart.
  • 13. Reputation Reputation seems to be a difficult theme for students to understand in Pride and Prejudice, for Reputation is not as important in modern society as it was in the Regency period. In that society, a woman’s reputation was the single most important thing, for if a woman did not follow the strict social rules (such as acting in ladylike manners like being quite and reserved), she was at risk of not being well liked. If a woman was thus “picked on,” her chances of getting married were next to impossible. And, if a woman did not get married, she became a burden (financially) to her family who had to support her. This is obviously shown through Lydia’s foolish and disgraceful elopement with Wickham.
  • 14. Finish
  • 15. The Humbling of Darcy Elizabeth’s rejection of Darcy’s first proposal is extremely humbling for Darcy. Despite the fact he spends the majority of Sorry his proposal pointing out Elizabeth’s flaws, Darcy, she’s Darcy, of course, believes Elizabeth will accept right away, just not that for she will obviously be well taken care of for Darcy is into you. extremely wealthy. Elizabeth will not only gain monitory benefits, but also the benefit of advancing from middle class to upper class, which many women could only dream of. From this point on, Darcy makes a dramatic change and no longer sees Elizabeth as an inferior. “Darcy-’In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire This link contains Darcy’s first proposal, and and love you...He spoke well, but there was feelings besides the Elizabeth’s reaction and acquisitions against Darcy subject of tenderness than of pride....’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R-Zg5es7mg Elizabeth-’You could not have made me the offer of your hand in Not a any possible way that would have tempted me to accept it...from the very first moment I may almost say of my acquaintance with you, your happy manners impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, Lizzy were such as to form the ground-work of disapprobation, on which huh? succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.’ Darcy.-‘Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your connections? To congratulate myself on the hope of relations, whose condition in life is so decidedly beneath my own?...Again his astonishment was obvious...’”(Austen 125-127)
  • 16. The Humbling of Elizabeth This is aHUGE scene for Elizabeth’s character development. After Elizabeth reads Darcy’s letter, she realize how blindly hated Darcy without attempting to truly get to know him. She realizes everything she has been told from Mr. Wickham was a lie, and that the separation of Jane and Mr. Bingley was simply a misunderstanding. From this point on, Elizabeth begins to fall in love with Darcy, a man who she discovers to be a kind, gentle man. “How despicably have I acted! I who have prided myself on my discernment!- I, who have valued myself on my abilities! who have often disdained the generous candor of my sister, and gratified my vanity, in useless or blamable distrust.- How humiliating is this discovery!- Yet, how just a humiliation!-Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.-Pleased with the preference of one, and offered by the neglect of the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance, I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either were concerned. Till this moment, I never knew myself.” (Austen 137)
  • 17. Now it’s your turn! Grab a scrap sheet of paper to write down your answers. Bring your ideas into class tomorrow for discussion! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Do you believe Pride and Prejudice to be a conservative text or revolutionary. Or 1. both? Explain your answers and provide page numbers for textual evidence and support. Jane Austen’s novel was originally titled First Impressions. What roles do 2. first impressions play in the novel? Do you think this was an appropriate title? Charlotte does not marry Collins for love, but rather for economic security. Is 3. this view of marriage today still acceptable? Compare and contrast Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s marriage to Lydia and Wickham’s. 4. Do you think Lydia and Wickham will end up like Mr. and Mrs. Bennet? Both Elizabeth and Darcy make an extraordinary change throughout the duration of 5. the novel. Do Darcy could have made the change without Elizabeth? Or vise versa? Why or why not?
  • 18. Glces 11th Grade 3.1 Develop the skills of close and contextual literary reading. 3.3 Use knowledge of literary history, traditions, and theory to respond to and analyze the meaning of texts. 3.4 Examine mass media, film, series fiction, and other texts from popular culture. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 11th Grade Jane Austen-Romantic Period Authors Informed Decision Making Model Unit 11.2 Big Ideas decision-making process, consequences, forward thinking, decision/indecision,action/ inaction, vision, decisions in the course of history -Bias skews all decisions, actions, and thoughts (Theme) -Appearance vs. reality -Flawed data (appearances, propaganda) leads to inappropriate decisions
  • 19. Works Cited http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.allmoviephoto.com/ 2005_Pride_and_Prejudice/2005_pride_and_prejudice_001.jpg&imgrefurl=http:// www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/ 2005_pride_and_prejudice_001.html&usg=__aCeL12dyVKNhvoqoesgmtQdhBuE=&h=262&w =400&sz=25&hl=en&start=18&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=5aBdGx6AQmTlXM:&tbnh=81&tbnw=1 24&prev=/images%3Fq%3DElizabeth%2BBennet%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN %26tbs%3Disch:1 Elizabeth slumped over (Slide 3) http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.therugs.com/images/SRYA/g/ 93.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.therugs.com/ SRYAG93.htm&usg=__J1PaNv6zh5b3iDBS6VxRg55MUJs=&h=450&w=284&sz=59&hl=en&sta rt=2&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=RMvrLoVeJ2kM0M:&tbnh=127&tbnw=80&prev=/images%3Fq %3Dbeige%2Bfloral%2Bpattern%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1 Brown Flowery pattern on divider slides (Slides 2, 7, 14). http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cleobulle.perso.cegetel.net/ prideandprejudice/pics/LydiaWickham.jpg&imgrefurl=http://cleobulle.perso.cegetel.net/ prideandprejudice/ Longbourn.html&usg=__fAedyZNLpwv4BnMksghwGO6CdTQ=&h=362&w=550&sz=52&hl= en&start=5&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=ckRGMMyp2ocjWM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=133&prev=/images %3Fq%3DLydia%2Band%2BWickham%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch: 1 Lydia and Wickham in the Buggy (Slides 11, 13).
  • 20. Works Cited http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://homepages.wmich.edu/~j2burke/ pridemrcollins.jpg&imgrefurl=http://homepages.wmich.edu/~j2burke/ pridequest.html&usg=__w1fo_P9AdO_k8QXylKGPsfftKT4=&h=400&w=263&sz=58&hl=en&s tart=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=ZE0Lvkg3VMpyDM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=82&prev=/images%3Fq %3Dmr.%2Bcollins%2Bpride%2Band%2Bprejudice%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX %26tbs%3Disch:1 Collins carrying books (Slide 11) http://media.photobucket.com/image/Charlotte%20Lucas%20pride%20and%20prejudice/ d2c2005/fd2c06/prideandprejudice/prideandprejudice_81.jpg Charlotte picture parallel to Collins (Slide 11) ALL OTHERS PICTURES can be found at: http://screencapheaven.com/testcoppermine/ thumbnails.php?album=9