Pride And Prejudice Chapter Summary

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Gabriella Wiseman
Book Review,-Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Summary
Mr Bingley arrives in Netherfield Park and there is much commotion in the nearby town. Mrs Bennet wants to see all five of her daughters; Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia married, and sees Mr Bingley as a wonderful suitor. At a ball Bingley is immediately smitten with Jane. Bingley’s friend Darcy attends the ball and is rude about Elizabeth; which she overhears. Over time Darcy, despite his initial judgments, finds himself becoming attracted to Elizabeth.
Jane falls ill when she gets caught in the rain on her way to visit Bingley and she stays at Netherfield. Mr Collins, Mr Bennet’s cousin, visits the Bennets in search of a wife. He proposes to Elizabeth but
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A description of wood entices the reader’s touch sense and allows one to imagine what it would feel like “the rough coppice-wood which bordered it”. An example of sound described in the novel is the way Mr. Collins reads “Lydia gaped as he opened the volume, and before he had, with very monotonous solemnity, read three pages…”
Pride is an evident theme in Pride and Prejudice because it is pride that clouds character’s judgments and prevents them from seeing the truth. For Darcy it is his pride of his social standing that prevents him from interacting with people that aren’t of the same status, hence he disregards Elizabeth. Elizabeth is also affected by pride, it is pride in her ability to make good judgements about people that prevents her from seeing Darcy for who he really is and not who she thought he was. Pride is one of the main elements of this novel because it is initially what keeps Darcy and Elizabeth

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