Pride and Prejudice Project

by Billy Bates

Book Review

Billy Bates


English IV 1st Hour


Mrs. Dearman


11 November 2013


Book Review


Pride and Prejudice is a very entertaining book. It has many stories of love but also stories of deceit. It is filled with passion and anger. The novel of Pride and Prejudice can be seen as boring to some people. But if the reader can really know what they are reading and can understand the language, they can enjoy the book and pull some lessons out of it.


Pride and Prejudice should be read because of its saga of love stories. It shows the path to love for many different couples and how difficult it is to find love for some people. In the days that this book was written, marriage was based a lot on social class and not on love. Elizabeth’s sister, Lydia, does not marry because of love and she runs away with the man she is going to be married too. This is the deceit as referred to earlier. Elizabeth, however, wants marriage based on love and not because it is what her family or society wants.


If you are in to love and romance, you should read this book. There are a lot of people that may not like this because they would believe it is boring and does not have enough action. I realize how would be seen this way and it does lack the entertaining action that we are used to in today’s movies and books. If you are into love and romance, then Pride and Prejudice is the book for you.


Pride and Prejudice teaches a couple of lessons. Elizabeth throughout the book shows prejudice towards Darcy and this limits their relationship. She never really gives him a chance until the end. I believe that if she would have taken away her prejudice, they may have fallen in love earlier. Darcy also has his faults because he is too proud and a little snotty. The main lesson of this book is to not judge somebody by when you first meet them and to give them a chance. It also teaches that even if you are of a higher class, you are not better than somebody else.


Works Cited


Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Bantam Dell, 2003. Print.


Character Analysis

Billy Bates



English IV 1st Hour



Mrs. Dearman



7 November 2013





Darcy and Elizabeth Relationship Analysis



Darcy and Elizabeth have a very complicated relationship. It had a lot of obstacles and it was very tough on both of the characters. Darcy and Elizabeth first met at a ball and they did not talk very much. Darcy was shy talking to Elizabeth and this caused Elizabeth to dislike Darcy.



As the book developed, Darcy began to admire the elegance and beauty of Elizabeth. He saw her at different dances and admired how she moved on the dance floor. He also loved her eyes and how they looked at him. He was timid in liking her because he was in a higher class than she was and he did not want this to cause problems.



Darcy could not keep back his feelings and he soon proposed to Elizabeth. She denied his proposal because she did not realize her feelings quite yet. Darcy was rather crushed by her denial because a man of his position was not denied all that often. After the proposal, Elizabeth thought there was no way she could have ever loved him and thus the reason she denied him. But as the novel progressed, she grew stronger feelings for Darcy and realized he was a very good man with a good heart. She did not know how to express her feelings though because she had already turned him down once. This is where her prejudice got in the way and people thought there was no way she would love him.



At the height of their feelings and the climax in the story, the two were separated. Austen did this so they would realize their feelings for each other and their love would come out. Another obstacle that was in the way was Lady Catherine. She wanted Darcy to marry her daughter to unite the family fortunes through marriage. But Darcy did not want her because she was sick all the time and not a very good person. He also did not want her because he wanted to marry Elizabeth.



As the book comes to an end, Darcy and Elizabeth cannot deny their feelings anymore. Darcy proposes once again and she gladly accepts. This is much to the dismay of Lady Catherine bit they do not care. I believe this relationship will survive the test of time because they had true love when they were married and were not married just upon principal. Their path to love was a tough journey with many obstacles but they overcame these to find their true love.










Works Cited



Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Bantam Dell, 2003. Print.