Jane Austen (1775-1817). Lecturer: Hu Lingli Foreign Languages Department. Teaching Schedule. A General Survey to Jane Austen Jane Austen’s Major Works Jane Austen’s Writing Features Jane Austen’s Ideas Study of Pride and Prejudice. Biographical Introduction.
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Lecturer: Hu Lingli
Foreign Languages Department
tells a story about two sisters and their love affairs.
deals with the five Bennet sisters and their research for suitable husbands
Satirizes those popular Gothic romances of the alte 18th century
Presents the antithesis of worldliness and unworldliness
Gives the thought over self-deceptive vanity
Contrasts the true love with the prudential calculations
Mr. Bennet Elizabeth’s ironic and often apathetic father. Unhappily married, he has failed to provide a secure financial future for his wife and daughters.
Mrs. Bennett Elizabeth’s foolish and unrestrained mother who is obsessed with finding husbands for her daughters.
“Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humor, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three-and-twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.”
“Her mind was less difficult to develop. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous. The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news.”
The Bennet’s immature and irresponsible youngest daughter. Mrs. Bennet’s favorite, she shocks the family by running away with Wickham
Women cannot inherit the property of a family. So after Mr Bennet died, his family property would be inherited by a faraway cousin.
Lady Catherine totally disagree the marriage between Elizabeth and Darcy
these are fully reflected in Darcy and Elizabeth.