• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Chapter Analysis - chapter 43 Pride and Prejudice.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

CHAPTER ANALYSIS In chapter 43 Elizabeth and Mr and Mrs Gardiner go for a visit to Pemberley. Jane Austen describes Pemberley Park as being "very large and contained great variety of ground" meaning Mr Darcy has acres of land with lots of different variety e.g. a lake, flower beds, woods etc. all this has been kept in very good condition. Pemberley also has a bridge before you come to the house. As Elizabeth enters Pemberley she becomes overwhelmed by the view "Elizabeth's mind was too full for conversation". She couldn't think of any thing to say to Mr and Mrs Gardiner because she was too busy admiring the grounds of Pemberley. As they drew near to Pemberley house they crossed over a bridge that led them to the front of Pemberley house. Austen has described the house as being "a large, handsome, stone building, standing well on rising ground" at this point 'she felt, that to be mistress of Pemberley might be something!' ...read more.

Middle

Austen doesn't go into much detail of each room but from how she describes room from room you can just imagine the rooms to be full of portrait's, antiques and very fine furnishings. Elizabeth starts to think that if she had said yes to Darcy then this would have been hers. Then she recollects herself and remembers how proud Darcy is and how horrible to Wickham he has been. Then Mrs Reynolds takes them through to see pictures of the family. Mrs gardiner calls Elizabeth over too take a look at a picture of wickham this is when Mrs Reynolds tells them that Mr Wickham has "turned out very wild" its then that Elizabeth starts to think that wickham hasn't been telling the truth. Then they are shown other portraits of Darcy and Miss Darcy. Mr Reynolds explains that "Miss Darcy is just as handsome has her master" and how she loves to play and sing all day. ...read more.

Conclusion

Elizabeth wanted to hear more about him but did let on. She just waited for Mr and Mrs Gardiner to ask all the questions. So at this point the reader can see Elizabeth starting to change her mind. The grounds of an estate could be an index to the owner's taste and personality (as also the interior decorations and furnishings of a house). Therefore it can be said that after seeing the house and grounds at Pemberley, and hearing his housekeeper's praises of him, she begins to perceive his real merits, without having to see through the darkened veil of some of his personal mannerisms. (And in any case, if Elizabeth wished to be mercenary, she knew the rough size of his fortune long before she visited Pemberley, before he made his first proposal, in fact.) Elizabeth begins to feel for the first time that being Darcy's wife might have a great deal of prestige and pleasure attached to it. Elizabeth went to Pemberley because she was curious about Darcy Donna Sales 29/04/07 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Jane Austen section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Jane Austen essays

  1. "Pride and Prejudice" Elizabeth's visit to Pemberley.

    "I do not know is good enough for his good temper". The newspaper recalls this from an early age which shows that he had a polite character. "I have never had a cross word from him in my life, and I've known him ever since he was four years old".

  2. An analytical commentary on Pride and Prejudice (emphasis: Chapter VI, pp. 21-23)

    only due to her desire to be approved by Bingley's close associates, but because 'the influence of their brother's admiration' had caused them to be especially amiable with Jane. So Jane's acceptance into the higher social clique was the result firstly of her willingness to comply with social norms, and secondly (doubtless, more importantly)

  1. Pride and Prejudice Chapter Summaries

    Mrs Bennet is angry at this and will try and make Lizzy marry Mr Collins. Charlotte Lucas comes to call, and overhears Mr Collins saying that he will not ask Lizzy for his hand in marriage any more. Chapter 21 Mr Collins moves his attention towards Charlotte and Mr Wickham does the same with Elizabeth.

  2. Pride and Prejudice: A critical analysis.

    This piece of irony serves to introduce us to the story in the book in a captivating and thought provoking manner. Mr Bennet says, "I will send a few lines by you to assure him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chooses of the girls...".

  1. How and why does Elizabeth's opinion change of Darcy in Chapter 43?

    She spends a lot of the tour 'listening, wondering, doubting and becoming impatient for more. Mrs Reynolds could interest her on no other point.' The more she learnt about Darcy, the more she began to believe his story, and doubt Mr Wickham.

  2. An analysis of Homais in Madame Bovary

    Flaubert not only employs Homais as a symbol of the bourgeoisie; he uses him to represent the male counterpart of Emma. The apothecary and Emma both share the common goal to become a member of the upper class. Emma becomes obsessed with the image of nobility after the ball at the Marquis's chateau.

  1. Write a close analysis of Chapter 43, showing how Jane Austen reveals Elizabeth's changing ...

    and point of view', this shows Elizabeth now looks differently upon Darcy and his possessions. She seems to praise everything, every aspect without a single fault. However the same non-faultless approach of Elizabeth is definitely not used when she visits Rosings or Hunsford.

  2. How do Elizabeth's feelings for Darcy change during Chapter 43

    Once knowing that Lizzy is acquainted with Darcy, Mrs Reynolds becomes a lot friendlier. She says things that surprise Lizzy - according to the housekeeper she has 'never had a cross word from him in her life'. He is, in her opinion, and always will be 'the sweetest-tempered, most generous-hearted boy in the world.'

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work