Pride and Prejudice: A Character Study of Elizabeth Bennet
... of Teacher May, Pride and Prejudice: A Character Study of Elizabeth Bennet I. Introduction: Plot Summary
First published in 1813, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a novel that revolves around societal issues dealing with etiquette, education, and marriage in 19th century England. The main plot revolves around women’s marriage to men of landed gentry, as emphasized in the Chapter I: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife .
Living in the fictional town of Meryton, Herdfordshire, London, Elizabeth Bennet is a second child of the five children of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. Having no male heir in the family, Mrs. Bennet is un...