Pride and Prejudice Quick Facts
For Kids and Teachers
1) Title. Working or Alternative Titles Pride and Prejudice
2) Author Jane Austen
3) Date of Publication 1796
4) Genre comedy
5) Writing Techniques Jane Austin uses satire and comedy to write about very serious matters. Elizabeth Bennett uses cutting words to portray how unhappy she is and is very prejudice against wealthy people.
6) The Setting and How It Contributes to the Drama or Atmosphere the book is all about the setting. The poor country family is actually very middle-class because they have servants as well but they consider themselves poor because they don't live in a gigantic mansion like Darcy or Lady Katherine and they feel very poor in comparison.
7) Central Conflict and How It Develops and Resolves. What is the climax? Related Minor Conflicts
The central conflict in the book is the five daughters need to marry because they will lose their house if they do not settle well with husbands because they had only girls nobody stands to inherit the house when the father dies. The climax of the book is when Darcy asks Elizabeth to marry him. Minor conflicts include Bingley and Jane trying to get together and Lidia marrying Wickham
8) Major Characters Elizabeth Bennett, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Bennett, Charles Bingley, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett
9) Minor Characters Lydia Bennet, Mr. Collins, Lady Catherine DeBourgh, Wickham
10) Themes Jane Austen writes about the class differences in England and the unfairness of it all.
11) Symbols and Motifs the upper class being rude and the lower class being hard-working and not being able to get ahead is an ongoing motif.
12) Plot Overview, Chronologically, Including the Setting and Movement from Place to Place (Be Brief! Three to five sentences!) The story begins in Hertfordshire the town Elizabeth is from where a family with five girls lives when a wealthy man who rents the house next-door two of the five girls marry the wealthy man and his friend and one daughter marries a Playboy a soldier and nearly brings disgrace to the family but it all ends happy. Elizabeth moves to Derbyshire to live with her husband Darcy.
13) What is Most Stunning about this Book is most stunning in this book that there are still women in foreign countries that are second-class citizens or maybe even third class after the donkeys. It is amazing after so many years that women still struggle to own property in their own right without needing a man.
14) A Quote of Less than Ten Words to Memorize “From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do." (97)