Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a perfect reflection of the time in which it was written. The themes, characters, and dialogue create an image of what was happening at the time and how people acted. This book allows historians to make big picture connections and compare the society Jane Austen lived in with those 500 years later or a million miles away. Though Pride and Prejudice is considered a classic much of what Jane Austen says in the story is relevant to current events. Pride and Prejudice is the story of a young, free spirited woman named Elizabeth and her family. Elizabeth struggles to maintain her family 's reputation, keep and follow her own beliefs, all while falling for a man she and everyone around her believes she should not be. Her mother tries to push her and her sisters at every eligible bachelor that visits their small town. Her two youngest sisters fawn over each of these men, flirting, dancing, and teasing each of them. While the other youngest, Mary, scrutinizes everything and everyone, focused on knowledge rather than love or marriage. Only her older sister, Jane, is well mannered and mindful of her behavior. Though one could argue too mindful. Her family plus a brooding Darcy and a meek Bingley all collide to make Elizabeth’s tale entertaining and insightful. Jane Austen uses Elizabeth to advise other young women how

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