Hi! So far Pride and Prejudice is amazing. I wasn’t sure when the part of the book incorporating both pride and prejudice would come into play, but only 18 pages into the novel and we have plainly seen both pride, and prejudice.
“That is very true,” replied Elizabeth, “and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
I have a feeling that this line is the layout for the plot’s novel. Before I talk about the quote, it’s speculation time. I have a feeling that Elizabeth, who is somewhat prideful, is going to fall in love with Mr. Darcy, who has prejudice against her.
It seems that Elizabeth is fine with pride, so long as it does not affect her own pride. What does that mean? If she is prideful, then it is only a matter of time before she starts impeding on the pride of others, so it is not a matter of treating people well. I think this sentence shows her own inner pride, the fact that this guy can speak the way he did. At the same token, I can sense that she has feelings for this filthy rich and handsome man she just met.
Although the women seemed to steer clear of Mr. Darcy, I have a feeling Mr. Bingley was getting enough attention, not to mention how he danced with the Bennet girl, not once, but twice *Edwardian Era gasp*!
One thing I really enjoy about this book is it is written like the slice-of-life genre much more than I expected. I knew it was “the drama of everyday life,” but it is not boring at all. It is very interesting, and makes the reader able to enjoy following the lives of these people and their possible endless quest for the love of a perfect man.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.