Essay about Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

1377 Words Nov 13th, 2015 6 Pages
There are many classic novels written that were written many years ago that are still famous today. Two classic well known books that many have read are Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Most, when reading them, probably assume that they were written around the same time and in the same era. However, even though the two novels are in some ways similar and were not written very far apart, one can tell by comparing the two eras and looking at the books that the separate time periods they come from, though they have similarities, are not at all the same.
Pride and Prejudice was written by Jane Austen in 1813. From the very beginning, one can tell that the main concept of this book is marriage. The story is about a young woman named Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters, and her parents. At the start of the book, two new characters are introduced: Mr. Bingley and his friend Mr. Darcy. Bingley, a fun, amiable man, quickly falls in love with Elizabeth’s older sister Jane, and the love is returned. But Darcy, considered proud and lofty, is disliked by everyone, including Elizabeth. But Darcy soon finds that he is greatly attracted to her sportive manner, and ends up falling for her. After months of misunderstandings and unreasonable prejudice, Elizabeth’s dislike for Darcy grows stronger, while his affection for her grows deeper. It is not until Darcy proposes to her and is refused that they are both made aware of their fatal flaws: pride and prejudice. Darcy is humbled by her rude…

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