Pride and PrejudiceAs someone with little interest in the world of classics, reading “Pride and Prejudice” is a big step for me.Classic books and their tendency for clichés used to always intimidate me; however, since one of my friends highly recommends this novel, I decided to find out what the fuss was all about. I'm happy I finally managed to actually finish the book, and I'm happy that I like it more than I thought I would.Elizabeth Bennett, knowing that 18th-century women must, above all else, marry well, was an independent thinker put off by social conventions. She was delighted when her sister Jane fell for the wealthy, good-tempered and sociable Mr. Bingley, but Elizabeth and Darcy, Mr. Bingley's prideful and disdainful friend, clashed. Over time, both of them did revise their opinions about the other, but Elizabeth’s prejudices, Darcy’s pride, and the situations they face made it difficult for them to accept and address their feelings for each other.The characters were certainly my favorite part of the book. Elizabeth Bennet is a brilliant protagonist.