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Pride & Prejudice ­ Revision Notes
Historical Context
English society in late 18
th

and early 19
th

century = characterised by
wealth, family connections, property ownership, sharp
stratification Inheritance bestowed to eldest son Younger
sons could build fortunes through trade (Bingley, Sir William
Lucas, Mr Phillips, Colonel's Fitzwilliam and…

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Austen criticise attitudes towards love, marriage, class etc. She
declared her intention at start of the novel ­ mocking attitudes in
neighbourhood when a wealthy man joins their circle "It is a truth
universally acknowledged that a single man..." Humour and
satire lie in the mockery of materialistic hopes of…

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Structure
The way in which the writer makes all the different elements of
the book
hang together or fuse into a whole book Dialogue ­ Lots of
this in P&P ­ We the readers have be sensitive to irony and
imagine the characters only from their contribution to discussion ­…

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Elizabeth's initial prejudice against Darcy is rooted in pride of her
own
quick perceptions Darcy must overcome his prejudice
(arisen from his upbringing) to realise
that Elizabeth would make a good wife Darcy's overcoming
of this prejudice is demonstrated when he treats the Gardiners
with great civility ­ before he…

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Gardiner works as a lawyer (practise's trade) and does not live of
the interest of an estate like Mr Darcy
Family:
Austen portrays family as primarily responsible for intellectual
and moral education of children ­ Mr and Mrs Bennet fail to
provide this for their daughters = Lydia eloping and…

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represents a good marriage
Class:
Novel does criticise an over-emphasis on class Darcy's
pride is based on extreme class-consciousness ­ He eventually
sees
past his class Comic formality of Mr Collins and Lady
Catherine serve as a satire class consciousness and social
formalities ­ Austen wants us to laugh at…

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Really clear and informative, thanks :)

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Pride & Prejudice ­ Revision Notes
Historical Context
English society in late 18
th

and early 19
th

century = characterised by
wealth, family connections, property ownership, sharp
stratification Inheritance bestowed to eldest son Younger
sons could build fortunes through trade (Bingley, Sir William
Lucas, Mr Phillips, Colonel's Fitzwilliam and…

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Austen criticise attitudes towards love, marriage, class etc. She
declared her intention at start of the novel ­ mocking attitudes in
neighbourhood when a wealthy man joins their circle "It is a truth
universally acknowledged that a single man..." Humour and
satire lie in the mockery of materialistic hopes of…

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Structure
The way in which the writer makes all the different elements of
the book
hang together or fuse into a whole book Dialogue ­ Lots of
this in P&P ­ We the readers have be sensitive to irony and
imagine the characters only from their contribution to discussion ­…

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Elizabeth's initial prejudice against Darcy is rooted in pride of her
own
quick perceptions Darcy must overcome his prejudice
(arisen from his upbringing) to realise
that Elizabeth would make a good wife Darcy's overcoming
of this prejudice is demonstrated when he treats the Gardiners
with great civility ­ before he…

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Gardiner works as a lawyer (practise's trade) and does not live of
the interest of an estate like Mr Darcy
Family:
Austen portrays family as primarily responsible for intellectual
and moral education of children ­ Mr and Mrs Bennet fail to
provide this for their daughters = Lydia eloping and…

Page 9

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represents a good marriage
Class:
Novel does criticise an over-emphasis on class Darcy's
pride is based on extreme class-consciousness ­ He eventually
sees
past his class Comic formality of Mr Collins and Lady
Catherine serve as a satire class consciousness and social
formalities ­ Austen wants us to laugh at…

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princessbef

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Excellent !

Kat

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Really clear and informative, thanks :)