Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice Essay

711 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 3 Pages
Is it a cliché to say that Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is my favorite fiction novel of all time? In this last spring semester I took a film and literature class that was dedicated to Jane Austen. In my opinion, she is absolutely brilliant.
Pride and Prejudice is about an older couple and their five daughters. By no means are they wealthy. So, their mother, Mrs. Bennet, stresses out to find them a suitable man. All of the daughters except one believe that a man of fortune is the key to happiness. The second daughter, Elizabeth, is determined that she will marry for love, and not for her securement in society (Austen).
There is a scene in this novel that I especially love. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, becomes ill at Mr. Bingley’s home. Mr. Bingley is the man she is interested in. Because of this, Jane must stay in home for a couple of days. To make Jane more comfortable, Elizabeth decides to stay with her. While Jane is resting in her bedroom, everyone else is in a room trying to occupy themselves. In the household is Mr. Bingley and his two sisters, one of his sister’s husband, Mr. Darcy, and Elizabeth. A conversation is struck up about Elizabeth’s reading habits. She would rather read her book, than to play cards with the others. The conversation then goes on to talk about what consist of an accomplished woman. Things such as playing the piano, dancing, singing, drawing, and speaking numerous languages (Austen 80).
Austen also paints a clear picture of how men…

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