Pride and Prejudice Project

Jayla Gross

Book Review

Jayla Gross

Mrs. Dearman

English IV

14 November 2013

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a novel written by Jane Austen about love, deceit, and the obvious prejudice.

The book is about a family of seven the Bennetts. The family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and their five daughters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia. All five of them being unmarried and Mrs. Bennett anxious to see them off with a wealthy man. Love not seeming to find either of the girls they all looked pretty hopeless. Until Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come into town. It looked like there was some hope for Jane for Mr. Bingley was taken with her. Darcy not being too fond of the girls eventually falls for Elizabeth in the end.

I think this would be a great book to read. Especially if you are into romance novels and like love stories. I would not recommend this book to someone who doesn’t like to read because it is a little lengthy. Pride and Prejudice is definitely for the teenage girl. I think it fits the lives we live now with all of our drama with love. I think Austen did a great job showing the prejudices in the book, she made them very obvious and noticed.

Some values I thought she depicted in the book were to “not judge a book by its cover”. That is something Elizabeth did a lot in this novel, she would let one opinion decide whether she liked you or not. Which is not the way to live at all, you should get to know a person before judging them. I also think the book shows “love at first sight”, I believe Darcy loved Elizabeth when he first laid eyes on her. This is just a great book and an even greater read.


Relationship Analysis

Jayla Gross

Mrs. Dearman

English IV

14 November 2013

Relationship Analysis

The relationship I’m going to analyze is that of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. I know their struggles were not as shined upon in the novel, but you could definitely see some of it going on. Having five children the oldest being 22 you know the Bennetts probably went through a lot in their younger years. You can sense that Mr. Bennett regrets things with Mrs. Bennett. He is a more proper man while she is loud and obnoxious. I feel that he kind of looks at her as an embarrassment. I don’t feel that really married for love. She doesn’t seem to believe in that, it’s like she wants to just dump her daughters off on anybody. I think in the next twenty years all of their daughters will be married and they will be living as they were; miserable.