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Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice

  1. 1. Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Biographical Info Character Map Take the quiz! Characters
  2. 3. Jane Austen <ul><li>16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817 </li></ul><ul><li>Original title of Pride and Prejudice was First Impressions </li></ul><ul><li>Other major novels include Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and Northanger Abby </li></ul><ul><li>Considered to be an early feminist </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Austen never married, which was quite unusual for the time period. </li></ul><ul><li>Never achieved recognition or fame during her lifetime; only truly appreciated after her death </li></ul><ul><li>Novels known for their light irony, humor, and depiction of contemporary English country life </li></ul><ul><li>Also touched on serious social issues, especially the role of women in society </li></ul>
  3. 4. Setting <ul><li>Set in Longbourn, in rural England </li></ul><ul><li>Time frame is some point during the Napoleonic Wars (1797-1815) </li></ul><ul><li>  Many of the locations are real places in England (both towns and estates) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Main Characters <ul><li>Elizabeth Bennet Charlotte Lucas </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Bennet Mr. Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Kitty and Mary Bennet Caroline Bingley </li></ul><ul><li>Lydia Bennet Mr. Bingley </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Bennet Mr. Darcy </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Bennet Mr. Wickham </li></ul>
  5. 6. Jane Bennet <ul><li>eldest of the Bennet sisters </li></ul><ul><li>Considered the most beautiful lady in the neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Her sweet nature and timidity provides a contrast to Elizabeth’s more blunt, outgoing personality </li></ul><ul><li>Wishes to see the good in everyone </li></ul>
  6. 7. Quiz Question 1 Question 6 Question 2 Question 7 Question 3 Question 8 Question 4 Question 9 Question 5 Question 10 As a treat, when you are finished, click here!
  7. 8. Question 1 <ul><li>Before marrying Lydia Bennett, George Wickham nearly eloped with Georgiana, the sister of… </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Bingley </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Bennett </li></ul><ul><li>Fitzwilliam Darcy </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Lucas </li></ul>
  8. 9. Question 2 <ul><li>Which of the following characters is NOT a Bennett sister? </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth (Lizzie) </li></ul><ul><li>Jane </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte </li></ul><ul><li>Kitty </li></ul><ul><li>Mary </li></ul>
  9. 10. Mrs. Bennet <ul><li>Wife of Mr. Bennet, mother of Lizzie, Jane, Kitty, Mary, and Lydia </li></ul><ul><li>Her main objective in life is to find (wealthy) husbands for her five daughters </li></ul><ul><li>portrayed as frivolous, excitable and narrow-minded </li></ul><ul><li>She is susceptible to attacks of tremors and palpitations, and her public manners are embarrassing to her eldest daughters. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Mr. Bennet <ul><li>Father of five daughters, husband of Mrs. Bennet. </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as bookish and intelligent, somewhat withdrawn from society </li></ul><ul><li>dislikes the frivolity of his wife and three younger daughters </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies most with Lizzie </li></ul>
  11. 12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bennet <ul><li>main female protagonist </li></ul><ul><li>Second oldest Bennet daughter </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as intelligent, lively, attractive, and witty, if a bit judgmental </li></ul><ul><li>Initially attracted to Mr. Wickham </li></ul><ul><li>closest to her sister Jane, father, and Charlotte Lucas </li></ul><ul><li>Marries Mr. Darcy </li></ul>
  12. 13. Mary & Kitty <ul><li>Mary Bennet </li></ul><ul><li>Third oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet </li></ul><ul><li>Mary is quiet, plain, and strives to be accomplished. Spends most of her time reading and studying </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine (Kitty) Bennet </li></ul><ul><li>fourth Bennet sister </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as a less headstrong but equally frivolous shadow of Lydia </li></ul>
  13. 14. Lydia Bennet <ul><li>youngest Bennet sister </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as frivolous and headstrong </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys socializing with military officers stationed nearby </li></ul><ul><li>Dominates Kitty (her sidekick), and doted on by her mother Mrs. Bennet </li></ul><ul><li>Marries Mr. Wickham </li></ul>
  14. 15. Charles Bingley <ul><li>Recently rented Netherfield estate near Longbourn (new to the neighborhood) </li></ul><ul><li>Described as handsome, good-natured and wealthy, if a little less intelligent than his good friend Mr. Darcy </li></ul><ul><li>kinder and more charming than Mr. Darcy </li></ul><ul><li>Easily influenced by others </li></ul><ul><li>Marries Jane Bennet </li></ul>
  15. 16. Mr. William Collins <ul><li>Mr. Bennet’s cousin who will inherit his estate </li></ul><ul><li>A clergyman who works for Mr. Darcy’s aunt </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as naively stupid and socially awkward </li></ul><ul><li>Proposes to Lizzie Bennet </li></ul><ul><li>Marries Charlotte Lucas </li></ul>
  16. 17. Mr. George Wickham <ul><li>Military officer stationed near Meryton </li></ul><ul><li>old acquaintance of Mr. Darcy </li></ul><ul><li>Very charming, if a bit superficial </li></ul><ul><li>Befriends the Bennets </li></ul><ul><li>Speaks poorly of Mr. Darcy </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually turns out to be a cad </li></ul><ul><li>Marries Lydia Bennet after nearly ruining her reputation by running off with her </li></ul>
  17. 18. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy <ul><li>Wealthy, unmarried owner of Pemberley, a vast estate in Derbyshire. Has one younger sister, Georgiana </li></ul><ul><li>Portrayed as handsome and intelligent, but not sociable </li></ul><ul><li>Very concerned with decorum and moral superiority </li></ul><ul><li>Seems to disapprove of the relationship between Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually marries Lizzie Bennet </li></ul>
  18. 19. Charlotte Lucas <ul><li>Plain, single friend of Elizabeth Bennet </li></ul><ul><li>Understands her social position and prospects objectively </li></ul><ul><li>Very intelligent and perceptive </li></ul><ul><li>Accepts Mr. Collins’ suit because it offers her security and a position in society </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually marries Mr. Collins </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Caroline Bingley </li></ul><ul><li>Unmarried, attractive sister of Charles Bingley </li></ul><ul><li>Has aspirations of high levels of aristocracy (especially through marriage to Mr. Darcy) </li></ul><ul><li>Looks down upon almost everyone else </li></ul><ul><li>Her behavior (especially toward the Bennets) is arrogant, offensive, mean, jealous, cunning and false </li></ul><ul><li>Dead set against a marriage between her brother and Jane Bennet </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Amazingly astute! </li></ul><ul><li>Proceed to the next question! </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Incorrect- </li></ul><ul><li>Please try again! </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Question 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Lydia is forced to marry George Wickham because… </li></ul><ul><li>They are desperately in love </li></ul><ul><li>Her reputation would have been ruined otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>She needed the money for her family </li></ul><ul><li>She is expecting a child </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Question 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Why does Mrs. Bennet wish for Lizzie to marry Mr. Collins? </li></ul><ul><li>He is incredibly handsome </li></ul><ul><li>He will inherit the Bennet’s house, and she would rather it stay in the family </li></ul><ul><li>He is a rich gentleman of leisure and can provide a lavish life for her </li></ul><ul><li>As the oldest daughter it is up to Lizzie to set a good example of marriage for her sisters </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>Question 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Which character most strongly opposes Jane and Charles Bingley’s relationship? </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Bingley </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Darcy </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Bennet </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Collins </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>Question 6 </li></ul><ul><li>The original title of Pride and Prejudice was… </li></ul><ul><li>Sense and Sensibility </li></ul><ul><li>Meryton Park </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Impressions </li></ul><ul><li>First Impressions </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Question 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Who owns the large estate of Pemberley? </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Wickham </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Darcy </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Bingley </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Question 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the following best describes Kitty? </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent and free-thinking </li></ul><ul><li>A silly, ready follower </li></ul><ul><li>A quiet, bookish girl </li></ul><ul><li>Nasty and rude, not sociable </li></ul>
  28. 29. <ul><li>Question 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Although she eventually marries Mr. Darcy, Lizzie was initially attracted to whom? </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Wickham </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Bingley </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Bennet </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>Question 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Which daughter does Mr. Bennet most closely identify with? </li></ul><ul><li>Jane </li></ul><ul><li>Lydia </li></ul><ul><li>Kitty </li></ul><ul><li>Lizzie </li></ul>

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