Pride and Prejudice - Irony

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  • Pride and Prejudice - Irony
    • 1 - It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife
      • Darcy doesn't fill this criteria; Darcy marries for love; Females pursue men, not the reverse
    • 1 - 'You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it' - Mr B/This was invitation enough - N
      • disinterest, ironic tone, comedy - not actually an invitation
    • 13 - She declared herself not at all offended; but he continued to apologise for about a quarter of an hour
      • mocking Mr Collins, overly apologetic, verbosity, exaggerated ettiquette
    • 22 - It led him to escape out of Longbourn House the next morning with admirable slyness, and hasten to Lucas Lodge to throw himself at her feet
      • 'slyness' - like a fox, is he guilty? 'throw himself ' - besotted, hypnotised - he has to go back with a wife
    • 1 - 'You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be better, for you are as handsome as any of them'
      • Mr B flatters and humors Mrs B; his only enjoyment in life
    • 14 - 'they are so delicately made...I always wish to give them as unstudied an air as possible.' Mr B's expectations were fully answered...glance at Elizabeth, requiring no partner in his pleasure
      • Mr B knows Mr C's agenda, perceptive father/ daughter relationship. Mr C makes an insincere compliment; strategic, trying to win them over
    • 18 - Mary's powers were by no means fitted for such a display - N - 'That will do extremely well child. You have delighted us long enough'...Elizabeth sorry for her father's speech
      • we feel sorry for Mary, at the cruel irony, at a public occasion Mr B does not sympathise, Lizzy cringes; she understands, Mary does not
    • 6 - 'Mr Darcy is all politeness' said Elizabeth smiling - Lizzy to Darcy and Sir William
      • shallow, sarcasm, playful, inappropriate, rude, arrogant, Lizzy enjoys a challenge
    • 10 - 'You are charmingly group'd, and appear to uncommon advantage. The picturesque would be spoiled by admitting a fourth'
      • Lizzy is simply looking for an opportunity to run away, here she laughs at the 3 of them and their mass of pride
    • 10 - 'I hope you will give your mother-in-law a few to the advantage of holding her tongue' -
      • Ironically, Miss Bingley is not putting Darcy off Lizzy; trying to embarrass him, but also hinting him to the beneficial match of her and himself
    • 5 - 'I may safely promise you never to dance with him'
      • Possibly the only time Lizzy agrees with her mother; Darcy sees her as inferior to him and she will hold a grudge for it , both need to have an epiphany and realise the other one's worth
    • 10 - 'As for your Elizabeth's picture...what painter could do justice to those beautiful eyes'
      • Miss Bingley tries to embarrass Darcy again, by teasing his affection for Lizzy despite her 'low connections', Miss Bingley is jealous
    • 3 - 'She is tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me'
      • Darcy public snubbing of Elizabeth, insulting to her, especially as he refuses to dance merely because of her social status and lack of welth


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