pride and prejudice

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Unformatted text preview: Coursework title: Are Mr and Mrs Bennet Good Parents in your opinion? Examine the portrayal of marriage in the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. What makes a good parent? What reasons do people get married for? 1. In this essay I will be considering whether Mr and Mrs Bennet are good parents and examining how Jane Austen portrays marriage . 2. To begin with we must define what the ideal good parents are. Good parents are . . . 3. We must also consider some of the reasons people get married . . . 4. In the first chapter a great deal about Mr and Mrs Bennet is revealed we find out that Mr Bennet is . . . .His attitude towards his family seems . . . 5. Mrs Bennet is described as . . . Her attitude towards her daughters is . . . Here attitude towards marriage seems to be . . . 6. The daughters must have been influenced by their parents . . . 7. Elizabeth says about marriage . . . • Mrs Bennet’s plan for Jane – travelling by horse in the rain. • Mary’s insistence on singing and playing and Mr Bennet’s handling of the situation. • Mrs Bennet’s boasting about Jane at Mr Bingley’s ball. • Lydia and Kitty’s behaviour at Mr Bingley’s ball. • Charlotte Lucas accepting Mr Collin’s proposal. Include her attitude towards marriage (unromantic / practical) • Elizabeth’s attitude to marriage (only the deepest love and respect would induce her . . ) Mr and Mrs Bennet’s handling of Elizabeth’s refusal to marry Mr Collins. • Lydia’s elopement with Wickham (impulsive marriage . . . To show off and appear grown up . . .without thought) • Jane’s wish to please everyone (her family) by making a good marriage. • Elizabeth refuses to accept Mr Darcy’s proposal of marriage because of his treatment of Wickham and because he helped split up Jane and Bingley. • Mr and Mrs Bennet (foolishly) allow Lydia to go and stay with Wickham’s regiment in Brighton (as the guest of Mrs Forster). Lydia elopes with Wickham! • Mr Bennet is unable to find Lydia or save the family’s reputation from the scandal of Lydia’s elopement. None of his girls has much chance of making a good marriage now because . . . . • Elizabeth bumps into Darcy whilst visiting Pemberly (Darcy’s extensive home). • Darcy finds out about Wickham’s behaviour and makes him marry Lydia (as well as paying off his debts). • Elizabeth finds out about Darcy’s good deeds and finally falls in love with him. • Charles Bingley returns from London and proposes to Jane. Bingley and Jane are married at the same time as Darcy and Elizabeth. • Everyone lives happily ever after. Pride and Prejudice Jane Aus ten Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a novelist. It was only after her death that she was known to be the author of these novels....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Davehoyt during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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