Friday, March 19, 2010

Review: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

Dodo Press, 2007

It is 'truth universally' known that Elizabeth Bennett married Darcy.

And what about Mr. Bennett? He's my favorite character: lost in his library, not so much talkative just when it is important and needed.

At the beginning of the book, all characters are talking about what happens after his death; but Mr. Bennett is headstrong and he doesn't care about it.

When Mr. Bennett seems won and lost because he doesn't manage to find Lydia (because eloped with Wickham); he becomes the winner again: he takes the most important decisions, the marriage of Jane and Elizabeth, asking their opinion without pride or prejudice.

And poor Catherine de Bourgh: nobility is no more valuable, at the end she has to bow the head before all these socialists. Pity!

A quote by Elizabeth: 'We all love to instruct, though we can teach only what is not worth knowing' p. 299.

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