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Pride and Prejudice

I chose this book because I read Pride and Prejudice and I absolutely loved it. My mother told me Jane Austen wrote another book like it called Emma’, and I decided to try it. I expected the story to be about the life of a young woman from the middle or rich upper-class living in England in the 19th century. This is also why I chose the book; I’m really interested in that time and the way people were then. Short summary After her beloved governess, Miss Taylor, leaves Hartfield to become Mrs. Weston, Emma Woodhouse finds herself in need of a friend.

The answer is Harriet Smith, a girl of questionable origins whom Emma decides to improve. Emma sets Harriet up with Mr. Elton and she is very surprised when Mr. Elton reveals that he loves her, not Harriet. Emma, offended at the idea, refuses him. Then the son of Mr. Weston, Frank Churchill, arrives in town. The Westons secretly hope he and Emma will become attached. Emma is at first attracted to the handsome young man, but she loses interest after his first visit. The Eltons return to town, and Emma and Harriet must suffer under the vain and self-important Mrs.

Elton When Frank Churchill returns Emma imagines that Harriet would be a much better match for the young man. At a ball, however, Emma is the one who dances with Mr. Churchill and Harriet dances with Mr. Knightley. Not much later Mrs. Weston reveals to Emma that Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax had been secretly attached and are now engaged. Emma reassures them that she does not love Frank Churchill, but she fears for Harriet. Harriet is not distressed by the news. She does not love Mr. Churchill, she is in love with Mr. Knightley.

Hearing this makes Emma realize that she loves Mr. Knightley too. Uncertain what to do, Emma sends Harriet away, to give herself time to think. During her absence, Mr. Knightley returns from London, fearing how Emma will handle the news of Frank Churchill’s engagement. Finding her undisturbed and not in love, Mr. Knightley tells Emma he loves her, and she returns his love. Emma’s only worry now is how Harriet will react when Emma tells her she is engaged to Mr. Knightley, but luckily the worrying doesn’t last long.

Harriet meets Mr. Martin in London, and he proposes to her and she accepts. In September Harriet and Mr. Martin marry, in October Emma and Mr. Knightley, and in November Mr. Churchill and Miss Fairfax. The characters Emma Woudhouse is the main character. She is 20 years old and she lives with her daddy at Hartfield. Her mother has died a long time ago. She is beautiful, intelligent, and wealthy but sometimes (unfortunately) a real snob. She doesn’t notice that the qualities of people can’t be seen from the outside, but that they mainly have to do with the inside.

Sje judges every book by it’s cover. Mr. Woodhouse is Emma’s father. He has en extremely bad health and he leaves the management of his company to his youngest daughter (Emma). George Knightley is a 38 year old widower and a close friend of Emma (also because his brother has been married to Emma’s sister). He knows Emma very well and he is the only one who can make Emma see her mistakes. Mr. Elton is a young man whom Emma wants to match with Harriet. However, he is actually in love with Emma. Later he will marry another woman.

Harriet Smith is 17 years old. During the book she becomes Emma’s best friend. Harriet, like Emma, is also beautiful. She does everything Emma says she has to do. (like not to marry with Robert the farmer because he is just a normal person). She hasn’t got her own opinion. Frank Churchill is the son of Mr. Weston. A lot of women find him very attractive. At the end of the story he marries Jane Fairfax. For a short time he likes Emma. Jane Fairfax is a very pretty and intelligent young woman, like Emma. Emma likes gossiping about Jane.

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a story about two married couples who do not respect each other. Mrs. Bennet business is to get her five daughter’s to marry the most richest man in England. She is willing to take on any obstacles that get in her way. Mr. Bennet is a very outspoken and sardonic person. If there is anything he dislikes about mrs. Bennet or about what she is doing, he let her know. He love to criticize his wife. “I see no occasion for that.

You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley might like you the best of the party. ” I chose this quote because it shows how Mr. Bennet criticize his wife. Mr bennet plays around with Miss Bennet not like a husband should. “My dear Mr. Bennet,” said his lady to him one day, “have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last? ” Mr. Bennet replied that he had not, which he has. Mrs. Bennet is a greedy and arrogant woman. Her business is to get all her daughter to marry the most richest man in England, and she is willing to take on any obstancles that stand in her way.

Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls! “. This quote shows how she believes in marrying for money instead of love. The percipient woman would rather her daughter’s to die than not marrying. Quoted: Had she found Jane in any apparent danger, Mrs. Bennet would have been very miserable; but being satisfied on seeing her that her illness was not alarming she had no wish of her recovering immediately, probably remove her from Netherfield.

I picked this quot because it shows she is a bad mother, because a mother should care about her daughter. The woman is malcontent until all her daughter’s is married. Mr. Bennet and his wife do not talk to each other with respect. Mr. Bennet favor Elizabeth and Mrs. Bennet likes Jane and Lizzy the most. “Lizzy is not a bit better than the others; and I am sure she is not half handsome as Janes, nor half so good humoured as Lydia”. But you are always giving her the preference.

They have none of them much to recommend,” replied he; “They are all silly and ignorant, like other girls; Lizzy has some thing more of quickness than her sisters. ” I chose this quote because it shows how they both argue when one favor the other. It would probably be a good idea if Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Bennet separate, because they do not show any kind of love nor do are they happy with each other, and I do not think they love each other because they do not show any kind of love nor do they act like it.

Mr opinion is that Mr. Bennet married Mrs. Bennet because he think she is beautiful and Mrs. Bennet agree to marry him because she do not want to go through live struggling or she do not want to be lonely. Their marriage will evidently rupture someday. Reading the book and my essay, I believe you will side with me that I am right. That Mrs. Bennet is a silly, vulgar, and obsessed with her five daughters’ future; the sardonic Mr. Bennet; beautiful Elizabeth and Jane, and her fretful sisters, that they are beyond wit or malice, the epitome of life.

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