"...versus marriage for wealth; of pride and of prejudice.
The novel is admittedly a love story, primarily. If it is seen as nothing but a love story in some cheesy Mills and Boon style, the entire purpose of the novel would be overlooked. Underlying the love story, is a comic criticism of society and its norms, and this is the true theme of the novel. There is simultaneously a serious undertone, as the question of what is moral and righteous in a ..."
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"Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was my introduction to the so called Classics. Having studied a few Dickens at school, I wasn't really that impressed, but a chance purchase of this book changed my mind. A classic romantic novel, Mr Darcy meets Elizabeth Bennett and begins to fall in love. However, she dislikes him, allowing herself to be influenced by how others think of him, and by some out right falsehoods from a friend. When she rejects his marriage ..."
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"...a happy ending!
With Mr Darcy's pride and Elizabeth's prejudice the chance of the two coming together feels so improbable. Despite this, the reader will definitely keep their fingers crossed for the whole book as they see both pairs of lovers encounter each other so frequently, just hoping for their love to flourish enough for marriage.
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