Her family is not prominent enough for their aspirations. Bingley," said Elizabeth, "must disarm reproof. He was as much awake to the novelty of attention in that quarter as Elizabeth herself could be, and unconsciously closed his book. The eldest daughter, Jane, dances twice with Bingley.
The eldest daughter, Jane, dances twice with Bingley.
Darcy in anything, and persevered therefore in requiring an explanation of his two motives. And, if I may mention so delicate a subject, endeavour to check that little something, bordering on conceit and impertinence, which your lady possesses.
She annoys Darcy by bringing up the subject, and is puzzled by his persistence in approaching her, as she does not know of his attraction. Gardiner warns Elizabeth against encouraging Wickham, stating "You have sense, and we all expect you to use it.
This time it is met with a positive attitude. The supposition did not pain her. She resents his absence from the ball thrown by Mr. Bennet receives an inane letter from Collins, apologizing for the entail, and hinting at the possibility of marriage with one of the Bennet daughters.
When tea was over, Mr. Hurst, principally occupied in playing with her bracelets and rings, joined now and then in her brother's conversation with Miss Bennet. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest for some amusement; when hearing her brother mentioning a ball to Miss Bennet, she turned suddenly towards him and said: You wanted me, I know, to say 'Yes,' that you might have the pleasure of despising my taste; but I always delight in overthrowing those kind of schemes, and cheating a person of their premeditated contempt.
Gardiner views his actions as mercenary, but Elizabeth defends his right to pursue a wealthy bride. Elizabeth's refusal to see any viewpoint other than her own is representative of the theme of blindness, or prejudice, that runs through the book.
Bennet torments his family by pretending to have no interest in doing so, but he eventually meets with Mr. He, apparently, is the epitome of both. His debts were paid off at Meryton and it was thought best that he start again elsewhere with a clean slate.
He then sat down by her, and talked scarcely to anyone else. Bingley returns the visit, though he does not meet Mr. Extenuating lessening the seriousness of an offense by giving excuses or serving as an excuse. This is because he has no son; thus, his property will go after his death to Collins as the nearest male relative.As Pride and Prejudice progresses, the novel's carefully balanced structure becomes more apparent.
In these chapters, for example, Jane's disappointment in love is juxtaposed with Charlotte's marriage.
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Go to place list/map. Go to table of contents. IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. Volume One, Chapter 1 Summary and Analysis Pride and Prejudice Volume One, Chapters Summary and Analysis “Pride” and “prejudice” are the twin themes of this novel.
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Analysis: Chapters 1–4 The opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice —“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”—establishes the centrality of advantageous marriage, a fundamental social value of Regency England.Download