Literary analysis of
Pride and Prejudice
I’ve watched a movie called Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen and directed by Joe Wright. It’s a love story based on Jane Austen’s novel that takes place in the beginning of the 1900-century in the south of England. The movie was released in 2005.
There is this family, the Bennets, that lives on a farm near Netherfield Park. The family includes Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters. One of their daughters, Miss Elizabeth, is one of the main characters in the movie. The Bennet family goes under the category of middleclass, and the biggest wish for Mrs. Bennet is to get her daughters married with some handsome rich men. One day there’s some big news that reaches the Bennet family. The fortuned Mr Bingley is coming to live in Netherfield Park for a while, and of course Mrs Bennet sees her chance to get one of her daughters married with such a man! A ball is organized and all the Bennet daughters are attempting. And there’s clearly some tension between the handsome Mr Bingley and Jane, who is the oldest of the daughters. As a company for Mr Bingley there’s also another handsome and rich man on the ball called Mr Darcy. Miss Elizabeth pays some attention to this ignorant, snotty young man and in some way she finds him interesting, which is kind of rare for being Elizabeth Bennet. But Mr. Darcy is just ignoring her, and he doesn’t show any kind of interest for Elizabeth, who is also called Lizzie. On the ball, Elizabeth get to hear when Mr. Darcy talks about her and says that he couldn’t dance with her because she wasn’t good enough for him. What follow in the movie is the complicated relationship between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, and also the struggling for Mrs. Bennet to make her wishes come true.
So, do I think that this is just an ordinary love story, or does the author want to tell us something more? I think Jane Austen was a very clever author, because...
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