Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a classic romance novel. This book follows the Bennet family and more specifically Elizabeth Bennet. The Bennets live in a time where being married to a wealthy man is the best thing that a woman can do so Mrs. Bennet tries to find eligible bachelors for her daughters. One day a very eligible bachelor, Mr. Bingley moves in near them. When they introduce themselves to Mr. Bingley they meet Mr. Darcy, who is a friend of his. Elizabeth takes a quick disliking to him. But will the disliking turn into something more?
This is the first book I have read of Jane Austen’s and I pleasantly enjoyed it. I loved the plot of this book. It follows a traditional family and their experiences trying to fit into their world. But some parts of the book were boring and it felt like the author was dragging on for a long time. Next, I loved Elizabeth. She was a very different character especially for her time period, she was very outspoken, confident, and headstrong. I liked how she refused to like a man that was disrespectful towards her instead of falling for him. I feel like this was a very eye-opening character. By doing this it leads Darcy to have a huge character development which changes him for the better. Last, I loved the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth. I liked how in the beginning they did not like each other very much but they eventually were able to change their opinions about each other.
In conclusion, this book is a classic and I think everyone should read at least one of Austen’s books. If you enjoyed Jane Eyre or The Great Gatsby I can almost guarantee that you will enjoy this book as well.
-Eunchae, Grade 10