Pride and Prejudice Journal Entries Essay

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English 10 Honors Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen 1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in wants of a wife” Chapter 1 | During the time period that this book takes place, this quote could be proven true. At this time, there were arranged marriages based on a mans place in society and his fortune. Today, people get married because they are in love. Some people may marry others based on their financial standings but there are many wealthy people, my aunt for example, who have no desire to rush into marriage. | 2. A young man, Mr. Bingley, has arrived in town. He is wealthy and successful. Parents dream of their daughters finding a husband like him.…show more content…
My opinion of Mr. Bingley changed a bit at this point in the book. At first I saw him as a gentleman in love who would never do something to ruin that, but he suddenly leaves after all of the affection he has shown toward Jane. In my opinion, this doesn't seem right or fair to Jane. | 10. Mrs. Bennet | I found Mrs. Bennet to be annoying throughout this book. Her only concern was for all five of her daughters to get married, since they have no money. The importance of women being married during this time was shown through her character. | 11. During a conversation that Elizabeth has with Colonel Fitzwilliam, he mentions that Darcy claims to have recently saved a friend from an imprudent marriage. Elizabeth discovers that the friend he is speaking of is Mr. Bingley and his possible marriage to her sister Jane. Chapter 33 | When Elizabeth discovers this, she has all the more reason to dislike Mr. Darcy. She blames him for Jane's unhappiness, and believes that he purposely sabotaged their relationship. | 12. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Chapter 34 | This quote is a very surprising one. Darcy went from not being interested in Elizabeth to confessing his love for her and proposing. You can tell Darcy is truly in love with her because he first came across as a cold heartless man and then
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