Main CharactersMain Characters
Elizabeth Bennet (Lizzy) - protagonist,
quick-witted, lovely, clever, intelligent with
a sharp tongue
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy - wealthy overly
proud man, master of great estate of
Jane Bennet - Lizzy’s beautiful older
Mr. Bingley - Wealthy man, Darcy’s best
friend, always smiling
Mr. Wickham - military officer,
Lydia Bennet - Jane and Lizzy’s youngest
sister, very immature
The PlotThe Plot
Elizabeth Bennet, who is a witty and independent young girl, lives in England
with her four sisters, her mother, and her father. When Mr. Bingley, a handsome,
rich, young bachelor, arrives to stay briefly in Longbourn (where the Bennets
live), Mrs. Bennet immediately tries to get one of her daughters to marry him.
Bingley is a charming young man and quickly falls in love with the eldest Bennet
sister, the beautiful Jane. It is a guarded relationship, so Jane and Bingley don't
express outright their mutual feelings for each other, though Bingley obviously
shows favor to Jane. Meanwhile, Bingley's proud friend Darcy meets Elizabeth.
Elizabeth loathes Mr. Darcy, and avoids him as much as possible. Though Darcy
is proud and reserved at first, it becomes obvious of his fondness for Elizabeth.
Convention, however, restricts his affection for her, seeing as he is rich and high
on the social ladder, and Elizabeth comes from a middle-class family. In the end
Jane and Bingley get married.
In the beginning of the story Lizzy has an uncomplicated, funny and witty nature;
Darcy is rather snobbish, proud and reserved. Almost each time they meet,
things end up in a quarrel, and Lizzy hates and teases him frankly. But her eyes
open when Mr. Wickham, the former center of admiration, turns out to be a liar,
and she has to admit that she had done injustice to Mr. Darcy, who forgives her.
They get married and live happily ever after.
Primary Concepts:Primary Concepts:
Interactions that occur between
people whose cultures are so
different that the communication
between them is altered.
Ex: The first interaction between
Lizzy and Darcy happens at a
local ball. The rich elite,
Darcy,Bingley and his two sisters,
walk into the room and everyone
becomes silent. The elites eyes
scan the entire room with stern
faces and their noises in the air.
“Better pleased with themselves
then what they see.”-Lizzy
The potential that you have to influence the
attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of someone
Referent Power: The potential to influence
others rooted in liking, respect or admiration.
Ex: Darcy has referent power over Bingley
because he believes Darcy when he tells
him to stop seeing Jane.
Legitimate Power: The potential to influence
others rooted in a certain role.
Ex: Lady Catherine De Bourgh ( Darcy’s
Aunt) is a very rich, proud elderly woman.
She uses her wealth and power to control
the people around her.
Verbal CommunicationVerbal Communication
Messages that are spoken
Messages with concrete and
Ex: A famous line from
this movie is a statement
to Bingley from Darcy
about Lizzy, during the
first ball they attended in
Longbourn, “She is
tolerably, but not
handsome enough to
Nonverbal CommunicationNonverbal Communication
Any and all communication outside of the
Gestures: Hand, Arm and Finger
Movements which replace words.
Ex: When Mr. Wickham puts his arm out,
asking Lizzy if she wants to take a walk
around the grounds.
Facial Expression: Using Facial expression
to communicate and provide feedback.
Ex: Mr. Darcy is always staring at Lizzy,
it’s socially unacceptable and is quite
Receiving and constructing meaning from a
Active Listening: Understanding,
remembering, and responding to a message.
Ex: When Bingley is speaking with Jane
she is looking right at him, smiling and
Poor Listening: Not actively listening to or
accepting a message.
Ex: While Mrs. Bennet is talking to her
friends about Mr. Bingley’s 5,000 lbs a year
Lizzy is looking around the room paying no
Providing some feedback to your
speaking partners message.
Proper Responses: Includes waiting till
the message is completed, responding
to the subject at hand and talking back.
Ex: In the end of the movie Mr.
Darcy listens to everything Lizzy
says and responds well to what she
Poor Responses: Includes cutting off
the speaker, changing the subject, and
simply not responding in any way.
Ex: Lady Catherine De Bourg
cutting off Lizzy’s cousin Mr. Collins
while speaking at her castle.
Managing ConflictManaging ConflictDealing with Conflict
Forcing: Resolving a Conflict by satisfying your own
Ex: Lizzy’s mother resolves a conflict between
herself and Lizzy about Lydia traveling with the
officer using the forcing method. She wants all her
girls to get married and will do whatever she has to
to make that happen.
Compromising: Resolving conflict through give and
Ex: Mr. Bennet knows Mr. Darcy as a very proud
stubborn man and finds it hard to believe that Lizzy
really loves him, and they have a deep
conversation about him. He ends up believing her
in the end.
Ex: Another example could be after the first time
Mr. Darcy purposed to Lizzy, he was rude and
mean, said he loved Lizzy going against
everything he is. He completed insulted her. With
no hesitation she declined and sent him away.
After a day or two he left a note apologizing.
Revealing Confidential or
Disclosing Feeling: owning
and explaining your feelings
Ex: Mr. Darcy sent Lizzy a
long letter after his failed
marriage proposal, telling
her all his dealings with
Mr. Wickham, he opens
his heart and his life to
Supportive InteractionSupportive Interaction
Supportive Interaction is defined
as a conversation or series of
conversations in which
messages of support are offered
Ex: Elizabeth helps
Georgiana (Darcy’s younger
sister) while at Lady
Catherine De Bourgs House,
she plays the piano with her
and sings. When Catherine
brings up her ex-love
Wickham, Elizabeth quickly
distracts Georgiana and
turns the pages. Elizabeth
knows about her terrible
dealings with Wickham so
she pays close attention to
Johari WindowJohari Window
Darcy and Lizzy’z relationship in the
movie shows the change in self
disclosure and feedback of their Johari
At the beginning of the film, both
characters knew little about each other
which left their windows small
Slowly they share more and more with
each other, mostly through rude or
sarcastic remarks in the beginning, but it
slowly turns into love and respect
As the characters continue to find out
more and more about each other the blind
spots start to disappear, and at the end of
the movie the open window is the largest.
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