Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Mrs. Bennet Subjecting Her Daughters to Mr. Bingley
Mr. Collins throwing himself at Elizabeth with the help of her mother
Charlotte's Reasoning for Marriage
Mr. Darcy's Reluctant Proposal
Pride and Prejudice, the value of family
As the family were living semi-peacefully in their home, a gentleman of great wealth, Mr. Bingley, came with his entourage to buy an estate in the area. Of course, this put Mrs. Bennet into a tailspin of needless worries and planning, trying to get her daughters looked upon by the suitor and his pompous friend, Mr. Darcy. Jane captured the eye of Mr. Bingley and their romance went from there, but for Elizabeth, she was betrothed for a time to her long-winded cousin, Mr. Collins. This, however, fell through and he married her neighbor instead.
As a result of the fact Mr. Collins married Elizabeth's best friend, Elizabeth visited Mrs. Collins for the winter. While there, she encountered Mr. Darcy, whom she was not fond of at first. After the letter he gave her though, her thoughts of him changed drastically, as she was in the wrong for being prejudice against him.
Just upon her return home, Elizabeth finds herself at a loss as she tries to keep her youngest sister Lydia at home instead of swooning over officers with her friend in Brighton. With the affair between Lydia and the wicked officer Mr. Wickham at a climax, Mr. Darcy comes in to effect their marriage, putting Elizabeth and her family at ease. With Mr. Darcy's presence, all comes together as Jane marries Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth marries Mr. Darcy.