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English Literature ­ Pride & Prejudice

Chapter 1:

Introduced to the `Bennet' family
News that Mr Bingley will be moving near ­ he is single and wealthy
Mrs Bennet wants' to get one of her daughters married to him as this is "The
business of her life"
Mrs Bennet favours…

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Mrs Bennet ­ very disappointed that Mr Bennet didn't go and see Mr Bingley and
then sings his praises and `knew' that he had been to see him when Mr Bennet
reveals the truth
Mr Bennet secretly goes to visit him and then surprises the girls ­ Men are

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Chapter 4:

Jane & Lizzy discuss the events ­ They agree that Mr Bingley's sisters have poor
We also find out how Mr Bingley got his wealth ­ Inherited from father
Mr Darcy & Mr Bingley are then compared ­ Mr Bingley is considered better than Mr

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Charlotte says ­ If Jane doesn't show her affection to Mr Bingley she may lose the
opportunity of "fixing him" ­ Men are more superior to women ­ they are in the
`driving seat' of a relationship and make the decisions
Charlotte thinks Jane should rush and get with him,…

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Mrs Bennet had a father who had been an attorney ­ her sister married Mr Phillips
who succeeded her father, her brother was settled in London in a respectable line of
trade ­ Women have little opportunity in this time period.
Mrs Bennet interested in `large fortunes' ­ Her daughters…

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Lydia asks Bingley to hold a ball at Netherfield park ­ he says how he wants to wait
until Jane has recovered before doing so (Gentleman and likes her?)
Lydia ­ stout well grown girl of 15 ­ fire complexion and good humoured, a favourite
with her mother

Chapter 10:…

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Chapter 12:

Elizabeth was "impatient to get home"
Mrs Bennet refused to send a carriage ­ wants them to stay longer
They borrow Mr Bingley's carriage
Miss Bingley was very jealous of Elizabeth ­ this exceeded her affection for Jane
Jane insisted that they must go "she was firm where…

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Chapter 15:

Mr Collins described as "not a sensible man" ­ He spent part of his life under
guidance of an illiterate and miserly father ­ he belonged to a university though
He was a mixture of pride, obsequiousness, self-importance and humility.
He intended to marry one of the Bennet…

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Darcy's father was "one of the best men that ever breathed"
Mr Darcy didn't follow through his father's will and provide for Mr Wickham ­
Elizabeth's hate for Darcy grows
Wickham said he would not disgrace Darcy ­ Elizabeth though this very good of him
Darcy's actions can be traced…

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Mrs Bennet tells Lady Lucas of Jane probably marrying Mr Bingley - She says how
with many good wished that Lucas's daughters may soon be married but deep down
believed that there was no chance of it.
Elizabeth tells her mother to keep her voice down as Mr Darcy may…


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