Pride and Prejudice

Appropriateness of the Title

"Pride and Prejudice" by- Jane Austen

'Pride and Prejudice' was first written in 1797 under the title, "First impression".It was later updated and distributed under the title 'Pride and Prejudice' in1813. 'Pride and partiality' is a novel by Jane Austen that mocks issues of marriage and social class. It follows the connection between the brisk to-pass judgment on Elizabeth Bennet and the haughty Mr. Darcy as both figure out how to patch their mistakes in judgment and look past markers of economic wellbeing.

The words 'Pride' and 'Prejudice' are extremely noteworthy in the portrayal of the novel. The legend and champion of the novel encapsulate these qualities of human character. At the point when Mr. Darcy was first presented in the novel, he was proclaimed to be, "The proudest, most repulsive man on the planet." All his activities might be followed to pride. Wickham discloses this pride to Elizabeth Bennet as 'dutiful pride'. As he has a place with the upper white collar class of the general public, he bears this pride of being better than others.

Darcy's pride makes him turn down the proposition of hitting the dance floor with Elizabeth made by Bingley. In a mortifying tone, he says, "She isn't attractive enough to entice me," This injuries her assumption and makes her partial against Darcy.This bias of Elizabeth against Darcy further relies upon when he makes an admission of his intractability at Nether field-"I can't overlook the indiscretions and indecencies of others when I should, nor their offenses against myself. My great feeling once lost will be lost until the end of time."

Darcy isn't just glad yet in addition preferential against all who are not at standard with him in lavishness and social position. His social predominance, refinement, and riches lead to this general bias. That is the reason, he is as Elizabeth has made it understood later on, partial against Wickham, Jane and as a rule against whatever doesn't fit into his social world.

Then again, Elizabeth has her pride. Her pride comprises of being insightful and refined. Simultaneously, she is biased against Darcy. However, her preference doesn't come from any ethical reason yet from her hurt-pride. It was her own pride when Charlotte says that Darcy has a privilege to be glad, Elizabeth doesn't dissent however says, "I could without much of a stretch pardon his pride in the event that he had not humiliated mine." So, she is both pleased and biased.


'Pride and Prejudice' were not in the characters of the legend and the courageous woman as it were. Gilbert Ryle says that each character of the novel displays excessively or too little pride of a terrible or senseless sort or pride of a decent sort, trick pride or real pride, etc. To summarize, there would have been no fitting name except Pride and Prejudice for this novel. In this manner, the title is very suitable and bears hugeness so far as the work of the subject is concerned.



IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ON PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: 


What  does Austen  teach  her  readers  about  life  in England  in  Pride  and  Prejudice?

Why is  the  first  sentence  in  Pride  and Prejudice  ironic?

What are the  social  class  values  and  the moral  values  in  Pride  and  Prejudice?  Is  the plot  concluded  with  a  moral?

 What  are  examples  of  irony  in  Pride  and Prejudice?

Short Questions:

  • Write  a  shot  note  on  Pride  and  Prejudice  as a  love  story.
  • Write  a  short  note  on  Jane Austen’s narrative  technique.
  • Critically  comment  on  the  title  of  the  novel, Pride  and  Prejudice. 
  • What is  the  main  message  of  pride  and prejudice?
  • What  is  the  narrative  style  of  Pride  and Prejudice? 
  • How is the  conflict  in  Pride  and  Prejudice resolved?
  • Why  did  Mr.  Darcy  break  up  Jane  and  Mr. Bingley? 


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