Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pride and Prejudice

Book: Pride & Prejudice
Genre: Novel of manners
Author: Jane Austen
Characters: Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Bingley, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Mr. Wickham, Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet, Jane Bennet, Mary Bennet, Catherine (Kitty) Bennet, Lydia Bennet, Mr. William Collins.

“Pride & Prejudice” is a novel by the Eglish author Jane Austen first published on 28 January 1813. First of all, we can analyze some important themes, that are universal ideas explored in the novel, such as love, sexual tension, marrige, pride, prejudice and reputation. Anothers interestings items are the motifs that we found reading the book, for example, a motiff that is use to develop the themes is a ball, some meetings in Bingley’s mansion, the large journeys that the characters do, because they are all the time travelling around England or Money, that it’s has big importance in the hole story. Equally important is the plot summary. The story is about about five sisters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet, wich mother, Mrs. Bennet is desperate to see them married. Their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy young man called Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy arrive to their town. Unfortunately for the Bennets, if Mr Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met called Mr. Collins, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages. Jane falls in love with Mr. Bingley and Lizzie refuses her love to Mr. Darcy, because she considers that he is a proud man. At the end, Lizzy accepts her love to Darcy and he proposes marrige to her, I believe that you can imagine what happends next. In conclution, I hardly recommend Pride & Prejudice book to those readers that look for something passional and entretaining, a classic of literature that had left it mark on me.

Student name: Lucía Cuezzo.
Class: 5th H.


  1. Es mi novela y pelicula favoritaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    dios como amo a Jane Austen!

  2. Well done, Lucia! I also loved the novel and film!