Pride and Prejudice
Critical Book Review
By: Kiara Erazo
The endearing story of the prideful Darcy and the prejudice towards Elizabeth Bennet brings the reader to a 19th century perspective of upbringing, morality, education, and marriage. The novel also incorporates the complexities of courtship and marriage in the higher class during this time. To add, Austen presents a simulation of the everyday lives of the high class 19th century in provincial England. Although for some, this may not sound enticing to sit down and read, Austen devises different techniques to the story line that sparks interest throughout every flip of a page! She does this by creating the main characters (Elizabeth and Darcy) with interesting personalities, Elizabeth having the strong and clever personality and Darcy having the shy and stern personality. As these two interact throughout the book, it makes for a good show and leads to a desirous love story.
Jane Austen truely composed every part of her novel in a unique way. The book is so much more than just the courtship of the two main characters. It educates and presents the great theme of love as one to work. So go on, read it and I guarantee you'll understand the joy it has been giving readers since 1813!