First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has consistently been Jane Austen'smost popular novel. It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennet (whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers) and the haughtyDarcy. The title Pride and Prejudice refers (among other things) to the ways in whichElizabeth and Darcy first view each other. The original version of the novel was written in 1796-1797 under the title First Impressions, and was probably in the form of an exchange of letters.
Jane Austen's own tongue-in-cheek opinion of her work, in a letter to her sister Cassandra immediately after its publication, was: "Upon the whole... I am well satisfied enough. The work is rather too light, and bright, and sparkling; it wants [i.e. needs] shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long chapter of sense, if it could be had; if not, of solemn specious nonsense, about something unconnected with the story: an essay on writing, a critique on Walter Scott, or the history of Buonaparté, or anything that would form a contrast and bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness and general epigrammatism of the general style".
傲慢与偏见英文版读后感：A Book Report about Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth is such an independent woman. She is confident, knowledgeable, and has self-esteem. She was born in a poor family and her mother wants her and her sisters to marry rich men thus to make their family rich. Since they are poor, there’s no condition for the girls to learn dancing, drawing or playing the piano. Despite all of this, Elizabeth loves reading, which makes her special.
I think this has much to do with the writer Jane Austen is also a woman who loves reading and writing, though women writers are underestimated and have low social status in her time, she still insist on her interest and keep on writing. She is unfortunate because she can’t marry the man she loves and stay single for her whole life, but we are fortunate as she leaves us so many great books which benefit us so much.
Women who have their own opinion, confidence and future plans should be respected, such kind of women set examples for all women.
Elizabeth is a represent for Jane Austen.
She is brave, she cares about her sisters. When her sister Jane is sick and stays in Mr. Bingley’s home, she goes to see her regardless of the bad weather and mudded road. Eventually she arrives exhaustingly. Her dress is dirty and her hair is cluttered, but her courage and perseverance win Mr.Darcy’s heart.
She is brave, she fights for her dignity. I like the conversation between she and Darcy.
Darcy: Miss Bingley has given me credit for more than can be. The wisest and the best of men, the wisest and best of their actions, maybe rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke.
Elizabeth: Certainly, there are such people, but I hope I am not one of them. I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies so divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can—but these, I suppose, are precisely what you are without.
She is brave, she fights for her love and happiness. When Mr.Collins proposes to her, although her mother wants them to marry, she refuses, because she knows he is not the man who is suitable for her, and she doesn’t love him, she doesn’t want her happiness demolished by a man she doesn’t love.
I love this novel, and I admire the author and the characters in it. I love their courage and I respect their independence.