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How do the Bingley sisters evaluate Elizabeth's spirit of independence? Why might theyfeel as they do?The Bingley sisters feel that she is very stubborn and that her pride is too strong, and they feel this way, because of their own pride against anyone that isn’t in their own family. It is also a way that they try to discredit the Bennet family so that their brother and Darcy are not interested. 2. How does Austen manage to portray the difference between Mr. Bingley's character andMr. Darcy's character in her depiction of their conversation about the Bennet daughtersand their chances of being "well settled"?Mr. Darcy does not believe that they will be well settled, even though they are beautiful, because of their economic standing compared to other women.3. What is the significance of "reading" in this chapter?The idea of reading only shows wealth, because money and education go together and if you have money, then you have a library and Elizabeth gets made fun of because she’s reading and they are making fun of her independence. 4. Why do the Bingley sisters advise their brother to take Pemberley as a model when lookingfor an estate to purchase? What does their advice reveal about the Bingley sisters and theirassessment of themselves?The Pemberley estate is very fancy and large and they want a very rich life, which shows just how selfish they are that they want the money to please themselves. 5. How does Mr. Darcy respond to Miss Bingley's suggestion that Elizabeth is a woman whouses artifice and deception to make herself appear more desirable and other women appearless desirable in the company of men?He denies these claims and says that Elizabeth is acting as she normally would and that is what makesher so grand.
Chapter 91. What isElizabeths assessment ofMr. Bingley'scharacter, by her own admission in his presence?She finds him to be very kind and actually believes that he is worthy of her sister, but not of herself as she believes that herself and Mr. Bingley would not last, but her sister will work well with him.2. To what extent can Mrs. Bennet's explanation of "good breeding" be considered to be an insult to Mr. Darcy?Mrs. Bennet throws shade, because it shows that Darcy’s attitude is very poor. 3. What does Elizabeth's response to Darcy about poetry's being the "food of love" suggest about her romantic notions?It shows that her romantic notions do exist, and she does begin to quietly flirt with Darcy. 9 STUDY GUIDEPride and PrejudiceSTUDENT'S COPY
Chapter 101. What does Mr. Darcy criticize in Mr. Bingley's character?Mr. Darcy criticizes that Mr. Bingley is very pliable and will adjust now that he is in love. 2. Why does Elizabeth object to Mr. Darcy's critical view of Mr. Bingley? What is she criticizingin Darcy?Elizabeth objects to Mr. Darcy’s view, because she thinks that Darcy is too judgmental of Bingley and she is saying that Bingley is very considerate, he also doesn’t think about friendship.