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Synopsis on "Pride and Prejudice"- By Jane Austen.

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Synopsis on "Pride and Prejudice"- By Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular novels written by Jane Austen. This romantic novel is a story of which revolves around relationships and the difficulties of being in love. The novel has grown in its popularity over the last hundred years. There are many different aspects to the story that make it interesting. The novel is introduced by a wise narrator, who describes and comments on the given situations throughout the novel. This si seen from the first sentence, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." (Vol. 1, Ch. 1, p. 5). Jane Austen uses a variety of characters in the novel; the main protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, the other Bennet sisters and Mr and Mrs Bennet, Mr. Bingley and his sisters and of course Mr. Darcy. Throughout the novel all the characters associate with each other and present the issues in middle-class society at the time in a humours and interesting way. ...read more.

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Bingley also continues to grow rapidly, and Jane pays a visit to the Bingley mansion. Mrs. Bennet forces Jane to travel to the mansion on horse back, hoping she will get caught in the rain and catch a cold, therefore having to stay at Netherfield. Mrs. Bennet's cruel wish becomes a reality and Jane stays at the mansion for several days. Elizabeth soon stays with the Bingleys to be able to nurse Jane and here the snobbish remarks of Miss Bingley are revealed. She believes Jane is a lovely girl but has low connections. Her nasty comments are increased when she notices that Mr. Darcy, who she admires, pays quite a bit of attention to Elizabeth. When Elizabeth and Jane return home, they find Mr. Collins, a cousin, visiting their home. Mr. Collins is the heir to Mr. Bennet's property, which has been "entailed," meaning that it can only be passed down to male heirs. Mr. Collins is mesmerized by Elizabeth and soon after his arrival, he proposes to Elizabeth. ...read more.

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Elizabeth also leaves the Bennet home during the summer to go on a trip with her relatives the Gardiners to the north. She ends up visiting Darcy's estate at Pemberley, while Darcy is not there. She enjoys looking at the building and the grounds. Mr. Darcy arrives is hospitable. Soon after, Elizabeth receives a letter saying that Lydia and Wickham had eloped and could not be found. They suspected they were living together without being married. Mr. Bennet and Mr. Gardiner go and search for her but Mr. Bennet cannot find her. Finally the family receives a letter that Lydia and Wickham had been found and that Wickham would only marry her if he were paid an annual income. Elizabeth learns that Mr. Darcy pays Mr. Wickham. Lydia and Wickham marry and visit Longbourn for a short time. Mr. Bennet treats them coldly. Mr. Bingley reruns to Netherfeild and his romance with Jane is resumed. He proposes to Jane. A little later, Darcy confesses his feeling for Jane and tells her he still wishes to marry her. She agrees and everyone is happy except for Miss Bingley. Elizabeth enjoys her new life at Pemberley with Darcy and His sister Georgiana. ...read more.

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