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									      MRS. CONTRERAS
         Language Arts
9th Grade – Eng I IGCSE Honors
           Room C209
    Weekly Forecast
    2/12/07 – 2/16/07
•    Monday – "Pride & Prejudice" (1790s) Chpts Introduction
     through Ch 8
•    Tuesday – “The Eve of St.Agnes.” Dashes to signal
     change/emphasize, parentheses, quotation marks direct
     quotations, titles of short works, unusual expressions
     (267-274). Work on “Crucible” questions.
•    Wednesday – "Pride & Prejudice" (1790s) Chpts 9-16
•    Thursday – Early Release "Pride & Prejudice" (1790s)
     Chpts 17-23
•    Friday – "Pride & Prejudice" (1790s) Chpts 24-31
    Home Learning
  By Monday, 2/19:
• To avoid further confusion on this text, please renumber all chapters for “Pride &
  Prejudice” (should have a total of 61 chapters).
• Read Chapters 32-53.
• Answer assigned questions given in class from your questionnaire. Prepare a slide
  for each question but don’t put your name on slide show. Rather, when you email
  me your attached slides, write your first name and initial for last as well as the
  chapter & question numbers on the subject line).

•   With the reading of novels, it’s important to pace yourself. Figure out the number of pages to
    be read and divide by number of days you can devote to reading. Not doing this can result in
    an extraordinary amount of reading over the weekend (something no one wants to do!)
•   From this point forward, I will not collect homework notes but may on occasion spot check.
    The priority is for students to read the assigned material. In fact, while I will not collect these
    notes, any analysis of text you have can serve useful to your grade for class participation the
    following week as we discuss the various works/sections of text.
•   If at any point, you would like to get a head start on next week’s readings, please see schedule
    on my desk.

                                        Have a great week!
Class Journal…
1) What evidence is there that Elizabeth dislikes
Darcy because of his pride? What happens that
changes her opinion of him?
2) Comment on Elizabeth's opinion of the
importance of social manners.How does one of
her family members embarrass her because of
their poor manners?
Class Journal…
1) List the reasons Charlotte marries Mr. Collins.
Why does she believe she will be happy with him?
2) Discuss the significance of the novel's title as it
relates to the action of the story.
Class Journal…
1) Which characters in the story can be
considered "comical" characters? What do they
add to the story?
2) Define the term style, and discuss it in terms of
Jane Austen's.
Class Journal…
1) What qualities does Darcy believe are
necessary for a woman to be truly accomplished?
Does Elizabeth measure up to his standards?
Class Journal…
1) Define irony, and discuss how Ms. Bingley
ironically discredits herself in the following
passage: "'Eliza Bennet,' said Miss Bingley, when
the door was closed on her, 'is one of those young
ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the
other sex by undervaluing their own...'" (Austen
The Eve of St.Agnes
    By: John Keats

                     Karen Cortina
                     February 13, 2007
                     IGCSE Honors
Background Information on St.Agnes
• St.Agnes is a Roman virgin.
• She was born in 291 and died in
    304 at the age of twelve of
•   She was ordered to turn against
    God by loosing her virginity by
•   When she refused, the Roman
    government ordered her
     – She was either stabbed to
         death, or burned and
•   The symbol is the lamb because
    Agnes means lamb in Latin.
•   Her memorial day id January 21.
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Stanza I
 St. Agnes‘ Eve—-Ah, bitter chill it
        The owl, for all his feathers,
     was a-cold;
        The hare limp‘d trembling          • This stanza is emphasizing
     through the frozen grass,                how cold it was.
        And silent was the flock in            – Keats emphasizes this by
     woolly fold:
        Numb were the Beadsman‘s                 stating that even the owl,
     fingers, while he told                      who is full of feathers, is
        His rosary, and while his                still cold.
     frosted breath,
        Like pious incense from a
     censer old,                           • The poem then follows to
        Seem‘d taking flight for heaven,      introduce a beadsman.
     without a death,
     Past the sweet Virgin‘s picture,      • The poem shows that the
     while his prayer he saith.               beadsman is also cold when it
                                              says that his fingers are numb
                                              while he‘s praying
•Pious- religious                          • A picture of a virgin is also
•Censer-where incense is burned
Stanza II
    His prayer he saith, this          Definitions:
patient, holy man;
    Then takes his lamp, and riseth    •wan-pale
from his knees,
    And back returneth, meagre,        •Purgatorial-a place to confess sins
barefoot, wan,                         after death.
    Along the chapel aisle by slow
    The sculptur‘d dead, on each         Meaning:
side, seem to freeze,
    Emprison‘d in black, purgatorial   • The beadsman is praying for the
rails:                                    virgin in the picture.
    Knights, ladies, praying in
dumb orat‘ries,
    He passeth by; and his weak        • The cold has penetrated the
spirit fails                              church, so it‘s even cold there.
To think how they may ache in icy          – This is backed up when the
hoods and mails.                             poet says that even the
                                             statues look frozen.

                                       • The beadsman feels bad for all of
                                          those, such as knights and ladies,
                                          who are in purgatory.
               Stanza III
    Northward he turneth through
a little door,                           Definitions:
    And scarce three steps, ere
Music‘s golden tongue                    •Reprieve-when a punishment is
    Flatter‘d to tears this aged man     postponed.
and poor;
    But no—-already had his
deathbell rung;
    The joys of all his life were said
and sung:
    His was harsh penance on St.         Meaning:
Agnes‘ Eve:
    Another way he went, and soon        • There is what sounds like a party
among                                       going on, but the beadsman
    Rough ashes sat he for his              refuses to join.
soul‘s reprieve,
And all night kept awake, for
sinners‘ sake to grieve.                 • It is portrayed like if he was about
                                            to die because I say ―already had
                                            his deathbell rung;‖.
Stanza IV
  That ancient Beadsman heard
the prelude soft;                   •Prelude-an introduction to something
   And so it chanc‘d, for many a
door was wide,                      •Aloft-a high place
   From hurry to and fro. Soon,     •Chide-to play
up aloft,
   The silver, snarling trumpets
‘gan to chide:
   The level chambers, ready with   Meaning:
their pride,
   Were glowing to receive a
thousand guests:                    • A description of the party is
   The carved angels, ever eager-       being given.
   Star‘d, where upon their heads        – The party looks kike if it‘s
the cornice rests,                         going to be big elegant.
With hair blown back, and wings              • Angles are carved into
put cross-wise on their breasts.               the walls, and they
                                               support the cornice.
Stanza V
At length burst in the argent
    With plume, tiara, and all rich   Definitions:
 array,                               •Revelry-to take pleasure in
    Numerous as shadows haunting
    The brain, new stuff d, in
 youth, with triumphs gay
    Of old romance. These let us      Meaning:
 wish away,
    And turn, sole-thoughted, to
 one Lady there,
    Whose heart had brooded, all      • This stanza sets a beginning for
 that wintry day,                        the rest of the stanzas, since the
    On love, and wing‘d St. Agnes‘       are unreal.
 saintly care,                            – When the poet says ―…as
 As she had heard old dames full             shadows..‖ this is a suggestion
 many times declare.                         that what is going on is
                                             starting to be unreal.
Stanza VI
They told her how, upon St.         Definitions:
  Agnes‘ Eve,
     Young virgins might have       •Aright-done correctly
  visions of delight,               •Supine-to lay on one‘s back facing up.
     And soft adorings from their
  loves receive
     Upon the honey‘d middle of      Meaning:
  the night,
     If ceremonies due they did
  aright;                            • This one girl is separated from the
     As, supperless to bed they          rest of the party
  must retire,                       •   She has been told that if the
     And couch supine their              ceremony is done correctly, she
                                         will be ale to see the man that is
  beauties, lily white;                  her true love I the middle of the
     Nor look behind, nor                night
  sideways, but require                   – They had to go to bed without
  Of Heaven with upward eyes                  supper
  for all that they desire.               – She had to lay in bed facing
                                          – She couldn‘t look back or to
                                              the sides.
Stanza VII

Full of this whim was thoughtful          Definitions:
        The music, yearning like a God    •Whim-an idea
    in pain,
        She scarcely heard: her maiden    •Disdain-arrogance
    eyes divine,
        Fix‘d on the floor, saw many a
    sweeping train                         Meaning:
        Pass by—-she heeded not at
    all: in vain
        Came many a tiptoe, amorous        • We now know that the name
    cavalier,                                 of the woman that we have
        And back retir‘d; not cool‘d by       been talking about is Madeline
    high disdain,
        But she saw not: her heart was
    otherwhere:                            • a ―amorous cavalier‖ walked
    She sigh‘d for Agnes‘ dreams, the         into the room, but she didn‘t
    sweetest of the year.                     notice

                                           • Madeline awaits eagerly the
                                              moment she can the lover
Stanza VIII
She danc‘d along with vague,
regardless eyes,                      Definitions:
    Anxious her lips, her breathing
quick and short:
    The hallow‘d hour was near at     •Timbrels-an instrument
hand: she sighs
    Amid the timbrels, and the        •Amort-lifeless
throng‘d resort                       •Unshorn-unshaven, pure
    Of whisperers in anger, or in
sport;                                •Bliss-pleasure
    ‘Mid looks of love, defiance,
hate, and scorn,
    Hoodwink‘d with faery fancy;      Meaning:
all amort,
    Save to St. Agnes and her
lambs unshorn,                        • Her dream is blinding her from
And all the bliss to be before to-
morrow morn.                              noticing the man‘s precence in the

                                      • She is said to be like a ―lamb
                                          unshorn‖ or still pure.
Stanza IX

So, purposing each moment to
retire,                              Meaning:
   She linger‘d still. Meantime,
across the moors,
   Had come young Porphyro,          • Porphyro is the young man that is
with heart on fire                      hiding in the shadows of Madeline‘s
   For Madeline. Beside the portal      bedroom.
   Buttress‘d from moonlight,        • While Madeline is in her own dream
stands he, and implores                 world, Porphyro is very much
   All saints to give him sight of      awake, and ―with heart on fire.‖
   But for one moment in the
tedious hours,                       • He prays to the saints that they let
   That he might gaze and               him see her and ―all unseen‖
worship all unseen;
Perchance speak, kneel, touch,
kiss—-in sooth such things have
                             Stanza X
He ventures in: let no buzz‘d whisper      Citadel-a stronghold
   tell:                                   Hordes-barbaic people
       All eyes be muffled, or a           Foemen-enemies
   hundred swords
       Will storm his heart, Love‘s        Execrations-a curse
   fev‘rous citadel:                       Lineage-an ancestor
       For him, those chambers held        Beldame-an ugly old woman
   barbarian hordes,
       Hyena foemen, and hot-           Meaning:
   blooded lords,
       Whose very dogs would
   execrations howl                        Porphyro ventures into the castle
       Against his lineage: not one         full of his enemies to see Madeline
   breast affords
       Him any mercy, in that mansion      His only friend there is an old
   foul,                                    woman who is very physically
   Save one old beldame, weak in            weak and can’t protect him.
   body and in soul.
                                           She helps Porphyro get into the
                                            house and sneak into Madeline’s
                       Stanzas XI & XII
Ah, happy chance! the aged creature     “Get hence! get hence! there’s
   came,                                  dwarfish Hildebrand;
      Shuffling along with ivory-             “He had a fever late, and in the
   headed wand,                           fit
      To where he stood, hid from the         “He cursed thee and thine, both
   torch’s flame,                         house and land:
      Behind a broad hail-pillar, far         “Then there ’s that old Lord
   beyond                                 Maurice, not a whit
      The sound of merriment and              “More tame for his gray hairs—-
   chorus bland:                          Alas me! flit!
      He startled her; but soon she           “Flit like a ghost away.”—-“Ah,
   knew his face,                         Gossip dear,
      And grasp’d his fingers in her          “We’re safe enough; here in this
   palsied hand,                          arm-chair sit,
      Saying, “Mercy, Porphyro! hie           “And tell me how”—-“Good
   thee from this place;                  Saints! not here, not here;
   “They are all here to-night, the       “Follow me, child, or else these
   whole blood-thirsty race!              stones will be thy bier.”
Definitions:                           Meaning:

                                          the woman that is talking to
   Hail-pillar: a type of structure       Porphyro explains to him that it is
                                           too dangerous and that he should
   Palsied: trembling
                                           ―Flit like a ghost‖
   Dwarfish: small
   Hildebrand: a battle sword            When he refuses to go, then she
                                           asks him to follow her.
   Bier: death
                                 Stanza XIII
He follow‘d through a lowly arched
   way,                                           •Plume-feather
       Brushing the cobwebs with his              •Loom-something that‘s big and
   lofty plume;
       And as she mutter‘d ―Well-a—-              intimidating.
   well-a-day!‖                                   •Piously-worthy
       He found him in a little
   moonlight room,                            Meaning:
       Pale, lattic‘d, chill, and silent as
   a tomb.
       ―Now tell me where is                      Porphyro followed the old woman
   Madeline,‖ said he,                             through the forest
       ―O tell me, Angela, by the holy
   loom                                           Porphyro is asking about Madeline
       ―Which none but secret                      and where she is.
   sisterhood may see,
   ―When they St. Agnes‘ wool are
   weaving piously.‖
                           Stanza XIV
“St. Agnes! Ah! it is St. Agnes’ Eve—-   Definitions:
      “Yet men will murder upon holy
    days:                                •Liege-alliance by feudal law
      “Thou must hold water in a         •Mickle-plenty
    witch’s sieve,
      “And be liege-lord of all the
    Elves and Fays,
      “To venture so: it fills me with   Meaning:
      “To see thee, Porphyro!—-St.          Angela (the ugly old woman)
    Agnes’ Eve!                              starts to laugh when she learns
      “God’s help! my lady fair the          about what Madeline is doing
    conjuror plays
      “This very night: good angels         She instead wishes for her to have
    her deceive!                             sweat dreams when she says
    “But let me laugh awhile, I’ve           ―good angles her deceive!‖
    mickle time to grieve.”
                        Stanzas XV- XVIII
    Feebly she laugheth in the languid
   moon,                                     “Sweet lady, let her pray, and sleep, and
      While Porphyro upon her face doth         dream
   look,                                          “Alone with her good angels, far
      Like puzzled urchin on an aged            apart
   crone                                          “From wicked men like thee. Go,
      Who keepeth clos’d a wond’rous            go!—-I deem
   riddle-book,                                 “Thou canst not surely be the same
      As spectacled she sits in chimney         that thou didst seem.
      But soon his eyes grew brilliant,
   when she told                               “I will not harm her, by all saints I
      His lady’s purpose; and he scarce         swear,”
   could brook                                     Quoth Porphyro: “O may I ne’er
      Tears, at the thought of those            find grace
   enchantments cold,                              “When my weak voice shall whisper
   And Madeline asleep in lap of legends        its last prayer,
   old.                                            “If one of her soft ringlets I displace,
                                                   “Or look with ruffian passion in her
Sudden a thought came like a full-blown            “Good Angela, believe me by these
   rose,                                        tears;
      Flushing his brow, and in his pained         “Or I will, even in a moment’s
   heart                                        space,
      Made purple riot: then doth he               “Awake, with horrid shout, my
   propose                                      foemen’s ears,
      A stratagem, that makes the beldame       “And beard them, though they be more
   start:                                       fang’d than wolves and bears.”
      “A cruel man and impious thou art:
―Ah! why wilt thou affright a feeble soul?
     ―A poor, weak, palsy-stricken, churchyard thing,
     ―Whose passing-bell may ere the midnight toll;
     ―Whose prayers for thee, each morn and evening,
     ―Were never miss‘d.‖—-Thus plaining, doth she
     A gentler speech from burning Porphyro;
     So woful, and of such deep sorrowing,
     That Angela gives promise she will do
  Whatever he shall wish, betide her weal or woe.
Definitions:                       Meaning:

   Feeble-weak                       Angela tells Porphyro what
                                       Madeline intends to do (stanza 15)
   Languid-still, tranquil
                                      He is determined to act out her
   Nook-a small hidden place          dream (stanza 16)
   Brook-tolerate                    Angela is disappointed in him and
   Stratagem-strategy                 thinks he shouldn’t go through
                                       with it. (stanza 16)
   Impious-not respectful
                                      But he promises that ―I will not
   Ringlets-small curls of hair
                                       harm her‖ (stanza 17)
   Wilt-will
                                      In stanza 18 Angela finally gives
   Feeble-weak                        up and promises to help him in
   Ere-before                         any way she can, despite her
                                       better judgment.
   Weal-prosperity
   Woe-misfortune
                       Stanzas XIX - XXI
Which was, to lead him, in close secrecy,
     Even to Madeline’s chamber, and           “Onsuch a catering trust my dizzy head.
  there hide                                        “Wait here, my child, with patience;
     Him in a closet, of such privacy            kneel in prayer
     That he might see her beauty                   “The while: Ah! thou must needs the
  unespied,                                      lady wed,
     And win perhaps that night a                “Or may I never leave my grave among
  peerless bride,                                the dead.”
     While legion’d fairies pac’d the
     And pale enchantment held her              So saying, she hobbled off with busy
  sleepy-eyed.                                   fear.
     Never on such a night have lovers              The lover’s endless minutes slowly
  met,                                           pass’d;
  Since Merlin paid his Demon all the               The dame return’d, and whisper’d in
  monstrous debt.                                his ear
                                                    To follow her; with aged eyes aghast
                                                    From fright of dim espial. Safe at
   ―It shall be as thou wishest,‖ said the       last,
    Dame:                                           Through many a dusky gallery, they
        ―All cates and dainties shall be         gain
    stored there                                    The maiden’s chamber, silken,
        ―Quickly on this feast-night: by the     hush’d, and chaste;
    tambour frame                                   Where Porphyro took covert, pleas’d
        ―Her own lute thou wilt see: no          amain.
    time to spare,                               His poor guide hurried back with agues
        ―For I am slow and feeble, and           in her brain.
    scarce dare
                                    In stanza 19 Angela tells
   Peerless-incomparable            porphyro that once they reach
   Tambour frame-a design for       Madeline's room her will wit for
    frames                           her patiently in the closet.

   Espial-observing                He eagerly awaits to enter her
   Amain-very pleased
                                    Angela tells him to wait silently
                                     in prayer for Madeline to come
                                    She also tells him that he must
                                     marry her or her soul will not
                                     be able to rest in peace
                                     (stanza 20)
Her falt‘ring hand upon the balustrade,
       Old Angela was feeling for the stair,
                                                Stanzas XXII - XXV
       When Madeline, St. Agnes‘ charmed
   maid,                                          A casement high and triple-arch‘d there was,
                                                         All garlanded with carven imag‘ries
       Rose, like a mission‘d spirit,                    Of fruits, and flowers, and bunches of
   unaware:                                           knot-grass,
       With silver taper‘s light, and pious              And diamonded with panes of quaint
   care,                                              device,
       She turn‘d, and down the aged                     Innumerable of stains and splendid dyes,
   gossip led                                            As are the tiger-moth‘s deep-damask‘d
       To a safe level matting. Now                   wings;
                                                         And in the midst, ‘mong thousand
   prepare,                                           heraldries,
       Young Porphyro, for gazing on that                And twilight saints, and dim
   bed;                                               emblazonings,
   She comes, she comes again, like ring-             A shielded scutcheon blush‘d with blood of
   dove fray‘d and fled                               queens and kings.

Out went the taper as she hurried in;             Full on this casement shone the wintry moon,
                                                          And threw warm gules on Madeline‘s fair
       Its little smoke, in pallid moonshine,          breast,
   died:                                                  As down she knelt for heaven‘s grace and
       She clos‘d the door, she panted, all            boon;
   akin                                                   Rose-bloom fell on her hands, together
       To spirits of the air, and visions              prest,
   wide:                                                  And on her silver cross soft amethyst,
       No uttered syllable, or, woe betide!               And on her hair a glory, like a saint:
                                                          She seem‘d a splendid angel, newly
       But to her heart, her heart was                 drest,
   voluble,                                               Save wings, for heaven:—-Porphyro grew
       Paining with eloquence her balmy                faint:
   side;                                               She knelt, so pure a thing, so free from
       As though a tongueless nightingale              mortal taint.
   should swell
   Her throat in vain, and die, heart-
   stifled, in her dell.
Definitions:                           Meaning:

   Faltering-hesitate                     In stanza Angela is going back
   Balustrade-rail                        down the stairs when she
   Fray-to drive away                     encounters Madeline who is
   Taper-small frame                      going up to her room.
   Akin-related
                                          Stanza 24 and 25 are
   Betide-to happen
                                           describing how luxurious the
   Eloquence-related
                                           room is
   Balmy-pleasant
                                              This is setting the mood to
   Dell-a small valley
   Casement-a window frame                     be more mysterious and
   Garlanded-made of natural things            romantical.
    such as flowers
   Quaint-usually pleasing
   Scutcheoon-a coat of arms
   Boon-a benefit
            Stanzas XXVI & XXVII
Anon his heart revives: her vespers        Soon, trembling in her soft and chilly
   done,                                      nest,
      Of all its wreathed pearls her             In sort of wakeful swoon,
   hair she frees;                            perplex‘d she lay,
      Unclasps her warmed jewels                 Until the poppied warmth of
   one by one;                                sleep oppress‘d
      Loosens her fragrant boddice;              Her soothed limbs, and soul
   by degrees                                 fatigued away;
      Her rich attire creeps rustling to         Flown, like a thought, until the
   her knees:                                 morrow-day;
      Half-hidden, like a mermaid in             Blissfully haven‘d both from joy
   sea-weed,                                  and pain;
      Pensive awhile she dreams                  Clasp‘d like a missal where
   awake, and sees,                           swart Paynims pray;
      In fancy, fair St. Agnes in her            Blinded alike from sunshine and
   bed,                                       from rain,
   But dares not look behind, or all          As though a rose should shut, and
   the charm is fled                          be a bud again.
                                       .Towards the end of this stanza it
Definitions:                            says that ―she dreams awake, and
                                        sees, …St.Agnes in her bed, but
   Vespers-worships                    dares not look behind, or all the
                                        charm is fled.‖
                                            This means that she can already
                                             picture that she’s going to see her
                                             future husband
                                            She wont look back because then
                                             the ritual would be broken
                                       In stanza 27 she falls asleep
Stanza 26 goes into detail on how
Madeline is undressing
                 Stanzas XVIII - XXXII
Stol‘n to this paradise, and so entranced,
        Porphyro gazed upon her empty            The boisterous, midnight, festive
    dress,                                        clarion,
        And listen‘d to her breathing, if it         The kettle-drum, and far-heard
    chanced                                       clarionet,
        To wake into a slumberous                    Affray his ears, though but in dying
    tenderness;                                   tone:—-
        Which when he heard, that minute          The hall door shuts again, and all the
    did he bless,                                 noise is gone.
        And breath‘d himself: then from the
    closet crept,
        Noiseless as fear in a wide
    wilderness,                                And still she slept an azure-lidded sleep,
        And over the hush‘d carpet, silent,           In blanched linen, smooth, and
    stept,                                        lavender‘d,
    And ‘tween the curtains peep‘d, where,            While he from forth the closet
    lo!—-how fast she slept.                      brought a heap
                                                      Of candied apple, quince, and plum,
                                                  and gourd;
                                                      With jellies soother than the creamy
Then by the bed-side, where the faded             curd,
   moon                                               And lucent syrops, tinct with
      Made a dim, silver twilight, soft he        cinnamon;
   set                                                Manna and dates, in argosy
      A table, and, half anguish‘d, threw         transferr‘d
   thereon                                            From Fez; and spiced dainties,
      A cloth of woven crimson, gold, and         every one,
   jet:—-                                         From silken Samarcand to cedar‘d
      O for some drowsy Morphean                  Lebanon.
These delicates he heap‘d with      Thus whispering, his warm,
  glowing hand                        unnerved arm
     On golden dishes and in             Sank in her pillow. Shaded
  baskets bright                      was her dream
     Of wreathed silver:                 By the dusk curtains:—-
  sumptuous they stand                ‘twas a midnight charm
     In the retired quiet of the         Impossible to melt as iced
  night,                              stream:
     Filling the chilly room with        The lustrous salvers in the
  perfume light.—-                    moonlight gleam;
     ―And now, my love, my               Broad golden fringe upon
  seraph fair, awake!                 the carpet lies:
     ―Thou art my heaven, and I          It seem‘d he never, never
  thine eremite:                      could redeem
     ―Open thine eyes, for meek          From such a stedfast spell
  St. Agnes‘ sake,                    his lady‘s eyes;
  ―Or I shall drowse beside thee,     So mus‘d awhile, entoil‘d in
  so my soul doth ache.‖              woofed phantasies.
                                            In stanzas 29 and 30 he is
   Morphean- God of dreams                  preparing the feast that
   Boisterous- violent                      Madeline believes she will she
   Clarion-loud and clear                   in her dreams that night
   Soother-very smooth
   Seraph-celestial being with three       The feast is prepared with the
             wings                           things that Angela had brought
   Eremite- to stay away from society       him
   Lustrous- trays for serving food           Everything is very elegant
   Salvers-glowing                              and lovely
   Stedfast-steady
                                                   The dishes are golden
   Entoiled-lost

                                            Once he is done, he tries to
Meaning:                                     wake her, but she is lost in her
In stanza 28 he gazes at her
sleeping, longing for something
         Stanzas XXXIII - XXXVI
Awakening up, he took her hollow     Her eyes were open, but she
  lute,—-                            still beheld,
     Tumultuous,—-and, in                Now wide awake, the vision
  chords that tenderest be,          of her sleep:
     He play‘d an ancient ditty,         There was a painful change,
  long since mute,                   that nigh expell‘d
     In Provence call‘d, ―La belle       The blisses of her dream so
  dame sans mercy:‖                  pure and deep
     Close to her ear touching           At which fair Madeline
  the melody;—-                      began to weep,
     Wherewith disturb‘d, she            And moan forth witless
  utter‘d a soft moan:               words with many a sigh;
     He ceased—-she panted               While still her gaze on
  quick—-and suddenly                Porphyro would keep;
     Her blue affrayed eyes wide         Who knelt, with joined
  open shone:                        hands and piteous eye,
  Upon his knees he sank, pale       Fearing to move or speak, she
  as smooth-sculptured stone.        look‘d so dreamingly.
―Ah, Porphyro!‖ said she, ―but      Beyond a mortal man
   even now                         impassion‘d far
      ―Thy voice was at sweet          At these voluptuous
   tremble in mine ear,             accents, he arose,
      ―Made tuneable with every        Ethereal, flush‘d, and like a
   sweetest vow;                    throbbing star
      ―And those sad eyes were         Seen mid the sapphire
   spiritual and clear:             heaven‘s deep repose;
      ―How chang‘d thou art! how       Into her dream he melted,
   pallid, chill, and drear!        as the rose
      ―Give me that voice again,       Blendeth its odour with the
   my Porphyro,                     violet,—-
      ―Those looks immortal,           Solution sweet: meantime
   those complainings dear!         the frost-wind blows
      ―Oh leave me not in this         Like Love‘s alarum pattering
   eternal woe,                     the sharp sleet
   ―For if thou diest, my Love, I   Against the window-panes; St.
   know not where to go.‖           Agnes‘ moon hath set.
•Lute –an instrument                    She slowly wakes up, but isn’t
                                         sure what is going on

                                        When she sees Porphyro
                                         Madeline automatically thinks
                                         that the ritual worked and that
Meaning:                                 she is seeing her future
   In stanza 33 Porphyro wakes
    her up by playing the lute for
            Stanzas XXXVII - XLII
‘Tis dark: quick pattereth the           ―My Madeline! sweet dreamer!
    flaw-blown sleet:                      lovely bride!
       ―This is no dream, my bride,           ―Say, may I be for aye thy
    my Madeline!‖                          vassal blest?
       ‘Tis dark: the iced gusts still        ―Thy beauty‘s shield, heart-
    rave and beat:                         shap‘d and vermeil dyed?
       ―No dream, alas! alas! and             ―Ah, silver shrine, here will I
    woe is mine!                           take my rest
       ―Porphyro will leave me                ―After so many hours of toil
    here to fade and pine.—-               and quest,
       ―Cruel! what traitor could             ―A famish‘d pilgrim,—-saved
    thee hither bring?                     by miracle.
       ―I curse not, for my heart is          ―Though I have found, I will
    lost in thine,                         not rob thy nest
       ―Though thou forsakest a               ―Saving of thy sweet self; if
    deceived thing;—-                      thou think‘st well
    ―A dove forlorn and lost with          ―To trust, fair Madeline, to no
    sick unpruned wing.‖                   rude infidel.‖
 ‘Hark! ‘tis an elfin-storm
from faery land,              She hurried at his words,
   ―Of haggard seeming,       beset with fears,
but a boon indeed:                For there were sleeping
   ―Arise—-arise! the         dragons all around,
morning is at hand;—-             At glaring watch, perhaps,
   ―The bloated               with ready spears—-
wassaillers will never            Down the wide stairs a
heed:—-                       darkling way they found.—-
   ―Let us away, my love,         In all the house was heard
with happy speed;             no human sound.
   ―There are no ears to          A chain-droop’d lamp was
hear, or eyes to see,—-       flickering by each door;
   ―Drown‘d all in Rhenish        The arras, rich with
and the sleepy mead:          horseman, hawk, and hound,
   ―Awake! arise! my              Flutter’d in the besieging
love, and fearless be,        wind’s uproar;
―For o‘er the southern        And the long carpets rose
moors I have a home for       along the gusty floor.
They glide, like phantoms, into      And they are gone: ay, ages long
  the wide hall;                       ago
      Like phantoms, to the iron          These lovers fled away into
  porch, they glide;                   the storm.
      Where lay the Porter, in            That night the Baron
  uneasy sprawl,                       dreamt of many a woe,
      With a huge empty flaggon           And all his warrior-guests,
  by his side;                         with shade and form
      The wakeful bloodhound              Of witch, and demon, and
  rose, and shook his hide,            large coffin-worm,
      But his sagacious eye an            Were long be-nightmar‘d.
  inmate owns:                         Angela the old
      By one, and one, the bolts          Died palsy-twitch‘d, with
  full easy slide:—-                   meagre face deform;
      The chains lie silent on the        The Beadsman, after
  footworn stones;—-                   thousand aves told,
  The key turns, and the door          For aye unsought for slept
  upon its hinges groan.               among his ashes cold.
   Here Prophyro convinces Madeline that this is no dream and that
    she is awake
   He calls her ―my bride‖ to make dream seem real and more
   He says he loves her and asks her to escape with him, she agrees
   On their way out they see all the drunken guards from the party
   In the end it is understood that the beadsman dies because it says
    ―the beadsman, after thousand aves told, for aye unsought for slept
    among his aches cold.‖
   The last line of the poem is ―cold‖ symbolizing that the pain is back
    (because in the beginning the air was so cold that his fingers were
   Romance
   Courage
   Adventure
   Fantasy
                        John Keats
   Was born October 31, 1795
   Had three brothers and one
    sister who died in their
   He first dream of a medical
    career, but in 1814 he gave
    that up to pursue poetry.
   In 1820 his doctor ordered him
    to move to Italy for his health
   On his way to his friend‘s
    house in Italy, he died of
    tuberculosis just like him mom
    and brother.
   What is the beadsman doing in the beginning of the

   What was Madeline planning to do that night?

   Why did Prophyro want to go in the castle?

   Who was the only person he knew from there?

   Why is she important in the poem?
   Why did Angela warn him to leave?

   Where does Prophyro hide once in the castle?

   What is he planning to do to Madeline?

   Does he succeed? Why or why not?

   What happens in the end?
   Eli Siegel says that ―aesthetic realism      ―The mood of this poem is signaled in
    is the principle of this poem‖                various way and in my opinion it‘s a
   ―this poem makes no sense, the                reflection of what Keats was going
    rhythm he uses does not flow with the         through.‖
    poem, and the vocabulary makes it                               -Fabio A.
    difficult to understand since you            ―This, is unlike his odes, doesn‘t talk
    constantly need to be looking up              directly about nature, but it can be
    word‖                                         connected to nature because Madeline
                      -anonymous                  can be ‗nature‘ itself‖
   ―Keats uses the inspiration from the                            -Percy
    world around him very symbolically in        ―This poem might be Keats's last way
    this poem, and it serves his purpose          to express himself before his death
    very well.‖                                   and how he felt about the woman he
                      -Michela                    loved. I think that the world around
                                                  him at the time had a great influence
                                                  on his last poems‖
                                                         -Arthur M. Robinson
                     Works cited
   www.ask.com                 www.google.com
   www.answer.com              www.victorianweb.org
   www.catholic-forum.com      www.bookrags.com
   www.satucket.com            Englishhistory.net
   En.wikipedia.org            www.aestheticrealism.com
   Academic.brookyn.cuy        Library.dadeschools.net
   www.shadowpoetry.com        www.yahoo.com
Pride and Prejudice
    Chapters 1-8

          Denisse Hernandez
               Period 6
                   Chapter 1
   Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Bennet have a conversation
    about the new man moving into the Netherfield
    house, Mr. Bingley
   Mrs. Bennet wants Mr. Bennet to go meet Mr.
    Bingley so that he may have the chance to fall in
    love with one of their daughters and marry her
   Mr. Bennet refuses to go and Mrs. Bennet
    accuses of him vexing her and affecting her
    ―nerves‖, which she uses as an excuse when she
    is displeased
                  Chapter 2
   Mr. Bennet has visited Mr. Bingley, but the
    rest of the girls know nothing about it
   Mr. Bennet brings up Mr. Bingley and they
    have a conversation about being able to
    meet him
   Mrs. Bennet is frustrated with the fact that
    they can‘t meet Mr.Bingley because of Mr.
   Mr. Bennet admits to meeting him earlier that
    day and the Bennet women are overjoyed
                           Chapter 3
   Mrs. Bennet pressed Mr. Bennet for a fair description of Mr.Bingley,
    but since he did not do so, she asked Lady Lucas and was satisfied
    with her response
   Mr. Bingley returned Mr. Bennet‘s visit but did not have the chance to
    meet the girls and he refused an invitation to dinner because he was
    going to be out of town (to get people for the ball)
   At the ball people thought higher of Mr. Darcy than Mr. Bingley until
    his manners and pride got in the way; everyone despised him after
   Elizabeth over heard a conversation between Mr. Bingley and Mr.
    Darcy where Mr. Darcy said he would not dance with Elizabeth
    because she was only tolerable and did not tempt him enough to
   Even with that, the Bennet women returned to Longbourn happy
    because they had had an overall great night
   Mr. Bennet hoped that the ball had been a disappointment, but Mrs.
    Bennet‘s rambling of Mr. Bingley and how great he was and how he
    loved Jane proved otherwise
                      Chapter 4
   Jane and Elizabeth are alone talking about Mr. Bingley
    and all his great qualities
   Elizabeth comments on how Jane takes the good in
    everyone and makes it better
   Jane says that she finds Mr. Bingley‘s sisters very kind
    and agreeable women, while Elizabeth still doubts their
   The friendship of Bingley and Darcy is analyzed, where it
    is stated that although Darcy is too proud and gives off
    the feeling of a man who is too good for others, he
    comes out to be superior to Bingley because he was
                     Chapter 5
   Sir William Lucas is described as a man of honor and
    as a friendly, inoffensive person; Lady Lucas is
    described a good kind of woman but not clever
    enough to be a valuable neighbor of Mrs. Bennet and
    she has several children (the eldest, Charlotte, is
    Elizabeth‘s best friend)
   The previous ball is discussed: how Lady Lucas was
    the first to dance with Mr. Bingley and especially how
    much Mr. Bingley admired Jane; also how Mr. Darcy
    treated Elizabeth
   They talk about pride and how it and vanity are
    different things
                     Chapter 6
   The ladies of Netherfield have approved Jane for their
    brother, although they thought otherwise of her family
    and Elizabeth still doubted their attention
   Jane is perceived as very shy and modest, but Charlotte
    thinks that one does do anything more than like if the
    other does not help him on
   Sir William asks Elizabeth to dance with Darcy, but she
    refuses saying that she isn‘t looking for a partner to
   It is discovered by Miss Bingley that Mr. Darcy fancies
    Elizabeth, even with all the faults he has found in her
    symmetry and whatnot
                       Chapter 7
   The Bennet family visits their aunt, Mrs. Philips, in Meryton
    where they find out that the militia‘s headquarters for winter
    would be there
   Mr. Bennet says that Catherine and Lydia are foolish and Mrs.
    Bennet argues that you shouldn‘t call your own children silly
   Jane gets invited to Netherfield by Miss Bingley, where Mrs.
    Bennet comes up with a plan for Jane to stay over
   Jane sends a letter saying that she is sick from being in the
    rain, but that Bingley won‘t allow her to leave until she is
   Elizabeth goes, walking, to Netherfield and tends to Jane
   Elizabeth is invited to stay over to keep Jane company
                    Chapter 8
   Bingley‘s sisters and himself argue about the
    significance of Elizabeth walking to Netherfiled
   Darcy states that her appearance didn‘t lessen his
    admiration for her
   When it is said that Elizabeth enjoys reading, Darcy
    talks about his library, which has been complied
    over the years
   The description of how woman must be is given by
    Miss Bingley, where Elizabeth states she know none
    and her intentions for doing so are questioned
Chapter 1                            Chapter 3
 scrupulous: having or showing       countenance: appearance
  a strict regard for what one        slight: to treat of little importance
  considers right                    Chapter 4
 vex: to trouble or distress
                                      gallantry: dashing courage or heroic
 caprice: a sudden,                   behavior
  unpredictable change                follies: the state of being foolish
 solace: something that gives
                                      candor: the state of being open
  comfort, consolation, or relief
                                      ostentation: pretentious show, as of
Chapter 2                              wealth or importance
 fortnight: a period of 14 days
                                     Chapter 5
 circumspection: caution or
                                      supercilious: arrogant or scornful
  prudence; observation or action
                                      pique: to wound (pride, vanity, etc.)
 emphatic: forceful or insistent;
  striking                           Chapter 6
                                      satirical: ironical or taunting
 rapture: ecstatic joy or delight
                                      intrepidity: resolutely fearless or
 stoutly: bold, brave, or
  dauntless                            dauntless
          Vocabulary (cont.)
Chapter 7               Chapter 8
 ensign: a flag or      solicitude: an
  banner, used by         attitude expressing
  the military            excessive
 thither: towards        attentiveness
  that place; there      affinity: a natural

 contrivance: a plan     liking for
  or scheme               something
 felicity: state of     eminent:

  being happy             prominent
   Elizabeth: Intelligent, out-spoken, and well read. A very
    opinionated person; first priority isn‘t marriage, unlike other girls.
   Jane: a very shy and reserved girl; likes Mr. Bingley but does not
    show her feelings.
   Mrs. Bennet: the mother of the five girls, she only thinks about
    them getting married and will do anything to make it happen.
   Mr. Bennet: he favors Elizabeth because she has a ―quickness‖
    the other girls do not. Does not involve himself with the troubles
    of his wife.
   Mr. Bingley: very open, he is pleased easily and thinks that all
    the girls he met at the ball (in Meryton) were pretty and
   Mr. Darcy: a proud fellow, he sees nothing good in those of
    lower social classes. He becomes fond of Elizabeth, through all
    her faults.
 Pride
 Prejudice between social
 Social dogma

 Marriage

 Social class division

 Love and admiration
       Influence on the Text

Austen studied habits of middle class,
 the gentry, and the aristocracy. In
 Pride and Prejudice, a main theme is
 the division of social classes and she
 characterizes each class well. The
 story was mostly influenced by
 society and its classes.
   Novels: ―Pride and               Pride and Prejudice: A Cognitive
    Prejudice‖- Talks about           Analysis- this critique analyzes
    Elizabeth‘s good spirit and       many aspects of the story. It also
                                      talks about the prototypical man
    consistency.                      and woman as described in the
   A Review of ―Pride and            story. It elaborates on the ideas
    Prejudice‖- It praises the        of marriage.
    characterization in Pride        An Overview of Pride and
    and Prejudice.                    Prejudice- This critique discusses
                                      the portrayal of women in the
   The Polemics of                   story and how it is too passive.
    Incomprehension: Mother
                                      Famous Last Words: Elizabeth
    and Daughter in Pride and
                                      Bennet Protests Too Much- This
    Prejudice- This critique          analyzes how Elizabeth thinks
    discusses not only the            that Darcy is looking at her
    relationship between              because he doesn‘t like her,
    Elizabeth and Mrs. Bennet,        when in fact men look at women
    but it also discusses Mrs.        that they like.
                    Research Paper
Thesis: Elizabeth‘s defiance against social values is a crucial element in Jane
   Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice, as it affects many events of the story.

I. Explain social values emphasized in the story.
   A.    Marriage
         1.        Make the point from the view of the mothers, and
         2.        Show how everyone follows it.
   B.    Countenance
         1.        Explain how it affects everyone.
         2.        Explain how it is thought of through social classes.
   C.    Women‘s portrayal

II. Show Elizabeth‘s defiance of social values.
    A.  Explain Elizabeth‘s character.
    B.  Show how she defies social values.
        1.        Relate this to marriage and love.
        2.        Relate this to countenance.
        3.        Relate this to women‘s portrayal
    C.  Show the effects of Elizabeth‘s defiance.
            Research Paper
III. Conclusion
   A. Marriage in this day and age was the center
      of life.
   B. Appearance determined who you were and
      of what social class you belonged to.
   C. Shame came to those families who didn‘t
      amount to anything directed towards if their
      daughters married wealth and if they were a
      respected family.
   D. This usually only applies to the women of the
   E. Large weight is put on women.
   Can you defend your position on whether
    or not Jane should show more emotion
    towards Bingley?
   Compare and Contrast Mrs. Bennet and
    Mr. Bennet.
   What was the turning point in the
    relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth?
   True or False: Mr. Bennet is manipulated
    by Mrs. Bennet. Support your answer.
   What does this statement mean and what is it
    referring to,
    ―With your good sense, to be so honestly, blind
    to the follies and nonsense of others! Affectation
    of candour is common neoughl one meets it
    everywhere. But to be candid without
    ostentation or design – to take the good of
    everybody‘s character and make it still better,
    and say nothing of the bad – belongs to you
    alone.‖ [pg. 11]
                                    Works Cited
   ―Pride and Prejudice‖. Wikipedia. 09 Feb 2007. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_prejudice>.
   Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Bantam Dell, 1981.
   ―Novels: ‗Pride and Prejudice‘‖. Literary Resource Center. 09 Feb 2007.
   Carr, Jean F. ―The Polemics of Incomprehension: Mother and Daguhter in Pride and
    Prejudice‖. Literary Resource Center. 09 Feb 2007.
   Cervel, Sandra P. ―Pride and Prejudice: A Cognitive Analysis‖. Literary Resource
    Center. 09 Feb 2007.
   Francis, Diana. ―An Overview of Pride and Prejudice‖. Literary Resource Center. 09 Feb
   Stovel, Noraq F. ―Famous Last Words: Elizabeth Bennet Protests Too Much‖. Literary
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   ―A Review of Pride and Prejudice‖. Literary Resource Center. 09 Feb 2007.
Pride and Prejudice
   Chapters 9-16
      Mercedes Vallina
          Period 6
      English I IGCSE
            Plot Sequence
• Chapter 9:
   – Elizabeth spent the night with her sister Jane.
   – When she woke up, she had the duty of answering Mr.
     Bingley’s questions.
   – However, she first sent her mother, Mrs. Bennet, a note
     asking her to come and visit.
   – After having breakfast, Mrs. Bennet headed off to see
     Jane and Elizabeth.
   – Mrs. Bennet was glad to see that Jane wasn’t in any
     danger. Therefore, there was no need to hurry her into
     a recovery.
   – Later on, Jane, Mrs. Bennet, and Elizabeth, went on to
     have breakfast with Miss Bingley.
   – Mrs. Bennet told Mr. Bingley that Jane was too ill to be
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Mr. Bingley agreed and made sure that Jane would no be
– Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Bingley converse over the fact that
  with Jane, everything takes time and patience.
– Mrs. Bennet makes sure that Mr. Bingley is in no need of
  leaving Netherfield.
– Elizabeth comments on Mr. Bingley’s intricate character,
  starting a conversation about the different layers that
  people have in both the city and in the country.
– Darcy says that in the country there is far less variety
  of people to observe, offending Mrs. Bennet.
– Mrs. Bennet tells him that both the country and the city
  have their advantages and disadvantages, and there is in
  fact an abundance of variety in the country, being that
  she has dined with more than 20 families.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Mr. Bingley agrees with her, making sure to not cause
  any more conflict between Darcy and Mrs. Bennet.
– Elizabeth asks Mrs. Bennet about Charlotte Lucas in an
  abrupt change of subject.
– Mrs. Bennet goes on to say that even though Charlotte is
  a fine, young women, Jane is the most beautiful of all
  the young women in town.
– By doing this, Elizabeth becomes a bit offended and
  disagrees with her mothers opinion about Jane’s
– Mrs. Bennet prepares to leave by giving her thanks to
  Mr. Bingley.
– Her youngest daughter, Lydia, asks Mr. Bingley if there
  shall still be a ball.
     Plot Sequence (cont.)
   – Mr. Bingley brings joy to Lydia and her sisters when he
     replies that there will most definitely be a ball as soon
     as Jane gets better.
   – Mrs. Bennet and her daughters leave, and Elizabeth
     quickly returns to Jane.

• Chapter 10:
   – Mrs. Hurst, Miss Bingley, and Elizabeth spent the
     morning with the invalid.
   – Miss Bingley spent the afternoon watching Mr. Darcy
     write letters to his sister, though she kept interrupting
   – Mrs. Hurst was watching Mr. Bingley and Mr. Hurst play
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Elizabeth joined Miss Bingley and Darcy, simply to watch
  their amusing conversation.
– Miss Bingley continues to comment about Darcy’s style
  of writing.
– Darcy answers that he writes long letters, with much
– Miss Bingley becomes fascinated by the length of his
– Bingley chastises his sister for being rude to Darcy.
– Elizabeth and Darcy comment on the humility of a man
  and Bingley’s style of writing.
– Darcy believes that Bingley has indirect boost because
  he is proud of the fact that he can’t write clear letters
  since he has too many thoughts running through his mind.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Darcy goes on to say that Bingley doesn’t think before
  his actions; says he is too rash.
– Elizabeth tries to convert what Darcy says into a
– Bingley does not believe her, knowing that Darcy didn’t
  intend it to be a compliment.
– Elizabeth wonders how a friend could possibly look down
  upon, or even argue with such intensity, towards another
– Darcy then says that it would be best to wait until a
  moment that would prove his opinion of Bingley to
  continue his argument.
– Bingley wishes to stop conversing of such things.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Darcy replies that Bingley is only being rash once again;
  he doesn’t like the way the argument is going, therefore,
  he wants to stop talking about that certain subject.
– Bingley agrees with Darcy over the fact that he doesn’t
  like arguments.
– Darcy proceeds with writing his letter, as an end to the
– Elizabeth and Miss Bingley go over to the piano, when
  Elizabeth begins to notice that Darcy is looking at her
  far too much for a reason she knows not of.
– Darcy asked Elizabeth to dance with him, and she
– Miss Bingley saw their close conversation, and jealousy
  rose inside her.
    Plot Sequence (cont.)
   – The next day, Miss Bingley and Darcy went for a walk,
     where Miss Bingley took the chance to speak ill of
   – Surprisingly, Elizabeth and Mrs. Hurst where walking
     towards them, when they realized there was only space
     for three people, leaving Elizabeth out.
   – Elizabeth simply stated that she was fine with leaving,
     and went off to see her sister, Jane.

• Chapter 11:
   – After dinner, Elizabeth went with Jane into the
     drawing-room where they spent some time with their
     two friends.
   – Before the men arrived, Jane was in the spotlight.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– However, when the gentlemen stepped into the room,
  the women turned their attention to them.
– When Darcy walked in, Miss Bingley tried to get his
  attention, but he only talked to Jane.
– Mr. Bingley sat with Jane most of the time, and
  Elizabeth just admired them with a smile from afar.
– Mr. Hurst wanted to play cards, something that no one
  wished to do. Therefore, they either read books or
– Miss Bingley paid much attention to the way that Darcy
  was reading.
– However, she soon became bored with her own book, and
  said that this was the best way to spend an evening, at a
  fatal attempt to get Darcy’s attention.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Bingley was talking about the ball that would soon be
  thrown in Netherfield, catching Miss Bingley’s attention.
– Even though Darcy would more than likely hate the ball,
  Bingley made sure that there would be a ball for others
  to attend.
– Miss Bingley kept trying to get Darcy’s attention.
– Elizabeth and Miss Bingley began to walk about the
  room, which started up a conversation with Darcy.
– Elizabeth and Darcy then talked about vanity and pride,
  as well as their individual flaws.
– Miss Bingley requests that they play some music, making
  Darcy realize that he may be paying too much attention
  to Elizabeth.
    Plot Sequence (cont.)
• Chapter 12:
   – Elizabeth sends her mother a note asking her to send
     them (Jane and Elizabeth) a carriage so that they may
     return home.
   – Her mother says no, since she wants Jane to stay for
     the full week in hopes of pairing her up with Bingley.
   – Elizabeth and Jane then take Bingley’s carriage to go
   – Darcy was happy that Elizabeth was leaving because “she
     attracted him more than he liked” (Austen 50).
   – After Sunday services, Elizabeth and Jane headed back
     home where they were welcomed by their father, not by
     their mother.
    Plot Sequence (cont.)
   – Their sisters filled them in on the new gossip they
     hadn’t heard.

• Chapter 13:
   – Mr. Bennet informs his five daughters and wife that
     they will be expecting company for dinner.
   – Mrs. Bennet becomes elated at the fact that it might be
     Bingley, but it actually is Mr. Collins.
   – Mr. Collins is Mr. Bennet’s cousin, who may later on
     inherit their house.
   – They all read Collins letter out loud, which goes on to
     show that Collins was in no need of putting them out on
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– The family then conversed about their opinions
  concerning Collins; Mr. Bennet thinks he is a “peace-
  making gentleman”, most of the daughters showed no
  interest at all, and Mrs. Bennet said she shall wait for
  his arrival to truly judge him.
– Collins arrives promptly on time.
– He seems like a respectable and caring young man.
– While he is settling in, he constantly compliments the
  Bennets’ household and the beauty of the five Bennet
– Mrs. Bennet is very cautious towards him throughout his
    Plot Sequence (cont.)
• Chapter 14:
   – After dinner, Mr. Bennet decides to take the time to
     talk to Collins and get to know him better.
   – They converse extensively about Lady Catherine; Collins
     speaks very fondly of Lady Catherine, as well.
   – Mr. Bennet then takes Collins to several different
     rooms, ending up in the library.
   – Collins began to read a book for the Bennet daughters
     and Mrs. Bennet, but was rudely interrupted by Lydia.
   – He then went off to play backgammon with Mr. Bennet.
    Plot Sequence (cont.)
• Chapter 15:
   – Collins wasn’t a sensible man and he was raised by an
     illiterate father.
   – However, he grew up to be a proud man with a house and
     reasonable income. The only thing that he was missing
     was a wife.
   – He was interested in marrying one of the Bennet
   – First, he intended on marrying Jane.
   – However, after a conversation during breakfast, he
     decided he wanted to pursue after Elizabeth.
   – The Bennet girls (except for Mary) went for a walk with
     Collins to Meryton.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Mr. Bennet was very happy for this since he could finally
  have the library to himself.
– The girls then began looking up and down the streets for
  good-looking officers.
– Fortunately, they stumbled across two good looking
  gentlemen, Mr. Denny and Mr. Wickham.
– Bingley and Darcy suddenly appeared on a carriage.
– They had been on their way to see Jane.
– When Darcy and Mr. Wickham saw each other, they both
  looked very anxious and uneasy to have seen the other.
– Elizabeth noticed their reactions and wondered why
  they had acted in such a way.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Bingley didn’t notice anything, and simply kept riding on
  with Darcy in their carriage.
– Mr. Denny and Mr. Wickham walked the Bennet girls to
  their aunts house, where they were more than welcome
  to stay.
– The girls introduce Mr. Collins to their aunt, Mrs. Philips,
  and immediately begin talking about Mr. Denny and Mr.
– Mrs. Philips decided to have her husband call up Mr.
  Wickham to invite him for dinner the same day that the
  family from Longbourn would go.
– They head back home; on the way Elizabeth and Jane
  wonder what was going on between Darcy and Wickham.
    Plot Sequence (cont.)
• Chapter 16:
   – The Bennet girls and Mr. Collins all go to Mrs. Philips
     house for dinner.
   – Collins kept complimenting her house, as he did with Mrs.
     Bennet’s house.
   – The gentlemen arrive a while later, and all eyes are on
     Mr. Wickham.
   – Elizabeth was the most fortunate of the girls since
     Wickham sat next to her.
   – Wickhman then began conversing with Elizabeth, since
     everyone else was focused on the card game.
   – They began to talk about Darcy.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– Wickham tells Elizabeth that he has known Darcy ever
  since they were little kids, which came to a surprise to
  Elizabeth considering they way in which they treated
  one another.
– They also talk about their personal opinions towards
– Wickham tells Elizabeth that society is very important
  to him.
– According to Wickham, the reason why he and Darcy
  don’t get along is because when Darcy’s father died,
  Darcy received something that Wickham deserved.
– Elizabeth continues to dislike Darcy even more as
  Wickham explains to her what he has done and how he is.
– Elizabeth then wonders how a man as kind as Bingley can
  be friends with Darcy.
 Plot Sequence (cont.)
– The others stop playing cards and gather around
  Elizabeth and Wickham.
– They both then talk about Lady Catherine and her family
– The card games end as supper beings.
– They all head back home, and Elizabeth can only think
  about Wickham.
– Lydia and Collins spend the entire time talking about
  card games.
•   Apothecary- One that prepares        •   Partiality- a favorable bias or
    and sells drugs and other                prejudice
    medicines; a pharmacist
                                         •   Ensued- to follow as a
•   Profuse- spending or giving freely       consequence; result
    and in large amount, often to
    excess                               •   Stout- bold, brave, or dauntless
•   Gravel walk- a path made with        •   Censure- strong or vehement
    small stones and pebbles, or a           expression of disapproval
    mixture of these with sand

•   Intricate- complex                   •   Witticisms- a witty remark

•   Estimable- worthy of esteem;         •   Celerity- swiftness; speed
    deserving respect or admiration
                                         •   Loo table- a round table adapted
•   Disposition- state of mind               for a circle of persons playing loo
    regarding something; inclination
                                         •   Odious- deserving or causing
•   Countenance- calm facial                 hatred; hateful; detestable
    expression; composure
         Vocabulary (cont.)
•   Contrive- to plan with          •   Deference- respectful
    ingenuity; devise; invent           submission or yielding to the
                                        judgment, opinion, will, etc.,
•   Panegyric- a lofty oration or       of another.
    writing in praise of a person
    or thing; eulogy                •   Expostulation- cheerful
                                        readiness, promptness, or
•   Atoned- to make amends or           willingness
    reparation, as for an offense
    or a crime, or for an           •   Alacrity- dashing courage;
    offender                            heroic bravery; noble-
                                        minded behavior
•   Obstinacy- the quality or
    state of being obstinate;       •   Gallantry- to exert oneself
                                        to do or effect something;
                                        make an effort; strive
•   Propriety- conformity to
    established standards of
    good or proper behavior or      •   Endeavour- unmannerly
    manners                             intrusion or presumption;
          Vocabulary (cont.)
•   Conceit- something that is conceived in the mind; a thought; idea

•   Diffuseness- to pour out and spread, as a fluid

•   Propitious- presenting favorable conditions
•   Elizabeth- is very protective over her sister, Jane; has strong opinions and
    is not afraid to be heard; is sometimes embarrassed by what her mother
    says; marriage isn’t her first priority, unlike her sisters; she doesn’t care
    about her looks to the extent as other girls do.

•   Mrs. Bennet- her intentions are mostly to get her daughters married; she
    doesn’t mind putting people down (like she did with Darcy); has strong
    opinions as well.

•   Mr. Bingley- a very kind gentleman; doesn’t like to form any conflicts; keeps
    to his promises; sometimes acts very rash, but doesn’t like arguing.

•   Darcy- thinks low of the people who live in the country; is very cocky and
    self-absorbed; doesn’t care for people with a lower living status than
    himself; deep down inside, he does have a good heart with good intentions.

•   Lydia- the most outspoken of Mrs. Bennets’ daughters; has manners and an
    “animal spirit”.
    Characterization (cont.)
•   Jane- the most beautiful of the Bennet sisters; according to her mother,
    she has many admirers, even men beyond her age; keeps things to herself,
    and isn’t as outspoken as her sisters are.

•   Miss Bingley- gets jealous easily; doesn’t like Elizabeth, but admires Jane.

•   Mr. Collins- a respectable, young man; his kind actions can sometimes get on
    peoples nerves; his main goal is to find a suitable wife to marry.

•   Mrs. Philips- an attentive listener; very good host; kind.

•   Mr. Wickham- very persuasive; handsome; seems like a respectable

      • Class
      • Pride
      • Love
    • Marriage
   • Friendship
   • Admiration
• Denial of feelings
         About Jane Austen
•   Jane Austen was born on December
    16, 1775 at a rectory in Steventon,
•   Her parents were Reverond George
    Austen, and Cassandra Nee Leigh.
•   She had a sister, Cassandra, and four
    brothers, James, Henry, Francis, and
    Charles (two of who followed their
    fathers career path).
•   In 1783, she was educated by a
    relative in Oxford, then in
    Southampton, and from 1785-1786,
    she attended the Reading Ladies
    Boarding School in Reading, Berkshire.
•   This type of education may have
    contributed to the fact that she
    started writing at a young age; she
    began her first novel in 1789.
                                               •   Her best known novel is “Pride

      Jane Austen                                  and Prejudice”, “which is viewed
                                                   as an exemplar of her socially
                                                   astute comedies of manners”
•   Also her family borrowed novels from           (Wikipedia).
    the local library, which influenced her
                                               •   Although she lived during the
    knack for writing.
                                                   Romantic movement in Literature,
•   Her brother, Henry, often encouraged           she wasn’t passionately Romantic
    her to write.                                  in her writing.
•   In 1801, Austen and her family moved       •   Part of Austen’s reputation rests
    to the spa city of Bath, which provides        on how well she integrates her
    the setting for many of her novels.            observations on the human
                                                   condition within a convincing love
•   In 1802, she received a marriage               story.
    proposal, which would have given her
    freedom from her dependency on her         •   In 1816, she began to suffer from
    family. However, she turned it down            ill health and in May 1817, she
    due to the fact that she didn’t love the       moved to Winchester to be near
    man.                                           her doctor.
•   When her father died in 1805, she          •   Some think she may have had
    then moved to Southampton.                     Addison’s disease (a failure of the
                                                   adrenal glands), while others
•   Later on, Austen lived at Chawton,
                                                   thought she had breast cancer.
    where she wrote her later novels.
                                               •   On July 18, 1817, Jane Austen
                                                   died at the age of 41.
What influenced the author?

     During the period of time in which Jane Austen wrote
such a remarkably astounding novel as “Pride and Prejudice”,
there was much romanticism going on. The center of the
novel’s theme is the resolution between emotion and reason.
Ironically, this same type of tension is seen between the
emotion and reason that lies at the heart of the period
between the Age of Enlightenment and the Age of
Romanticism in the 18th century.
• Susan E. Jones in “Fragment and focus: Jane Austen and
  the art of the blazon” simply states that Darcy is portrayed
  as an “eligible lover” through the use of his letters. Also,
  she thinks that the body is used to entice the men of this
• Jodi A. Devine wrote “Letters and their role in revealing
  class and personal identity in Pride and Prejudice”. Devine
  believed that through the use of letters, the readers are
  able to make their own opinions about the characters
  personalities. For example, Devine thinks that Darcy is a
  “spurned lover”.
• Mary Basson from “Mr. Darcy’s letter- a figure in the
  dance” basically says that many of the emotions and themes
  that were seen during the novel, reflected the emotions
  that people were feeling during this period of time.
             Critics (cont.)
• Theresa Kenney wrote “Slyness seems the fashion:
  dexterous revelations in Pride and Prejudice”. Kenney
  thought that Elizabeth had loved Darcy throughout the
  entire novel, but because of her slyness no one knew about
• Edward Neil in “Found wanting? Second impressions of a
  famous first sentence” stated that it was surprising to see
  characters who had everything, want the simplest things
  (ex: Darcy wanting Elizabeth).
• Carole Moses from “Jane Austen and Elizabeth Bennet: the
  limits of irony” basically believed that Elizabeth’s character
  reflected Austen’s own personality. Therefore, meaning
  that Austen was trying to speak through Elizabeth.
                 Research Paper
I.   It is evident that Jane Austen places great emphasis on the fight for love in Pride and
     Prejudice through the struggles between emerging couples.

II. Darcy and Elizabeth have the most controversial, yet beautiful love story in English
    literature of its time.
           A.            The positive aspects of their relationship
                        1.         Darcy becomes infatuated by her and he always has a
                                   smile when he sees her.
                        2.         They have certain personality traits in common, helping
                                   them form a better bond.
           B.           The negative aspects of their relationship
                        1.         Since they have certain personality traits in common,
                                   they become very stubborn with one another.
                        2.         Due to Darcy’s initial opinion of Elizabeth, it takes her
                                   some time to form a liking towards him.
                        3.         Elizabeth becomes convinced by Wickham that Darcy is a
                                   bad man.
III. Bingley and Jane are very fond of one another since the moment they first met.
           A.        The positive aspects of their relationship
                     1.         Bingley always took care of Jane.
                     2.         They barely fought, and always got along.
           B.        The negative aspects of their relationship
                     1.         Jane doesn’t show her feelings for Bingley as much as he
                                does for her.

IV. To conclude, the positive and negative aspects of the couples relationships helped
    Jane Austen express the fight for love in “Pride and Prejudice”.
        Bloom’s Questions
• What happened after Darcy made the comment about there
  being no variation of people in the country?

• What differences exist between Jane and Elizabeth?

• What factors would you change if you were Jane and had to
  stay at the Bingley’s house?

• What was the problem with the way that Elizabeth treated
  Darcy, if any?

• What would happen if Jane fell in love with Darcy rather
  than with Mr. Bingley?

• Do you believe Mr. Wickham when he tells Elizabeth that
  Darcy is a bad man?
                    Works cited
• Critics:
   –   Jones, Susan E. "Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal."Literature Resource
       Center. 2005.
   –   Devine, Jodi A. "Letters and their role in revealing class and personal identity in
       Pride and Prejudice."Literature Resource Center. 2005.
   –   Basson, Mary. "Mr. Darcy's letter--a figure in the dance."Literature Resource
       Center. 2005.
   –   Kenney, Theresa. ""Slyness seems the fashion": dexterous revelations in Pride
       and Prejudice."Literature Resource Center. 2005.
   –   Neill, Edward. ""Found wanting?" Second impressions of a famous first
       sentence."Literature Resource Center. 2003.
   –   Moses, Carole. "Jane Austen and Elizabeth Bennet: the limits of irony."Literature
       Resource Center. 2003.

• Information:
   –   "Jane Austen." Wikipedia. 12 Feb 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen>.
   Chapter: 1 Question:1

            The 1st sentence of this novel is considered by critics
            to be one of the most revealing first lines in English
            literature. What does this one sentence tell the reader
            about the overall theme of the story ?

            “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single
            man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want
            of a wife.” (Austen 1). This line is a summary of one of
            the main themes of the novel. In the story there are
            many female characters in pursuit of single men in
            good fortunes.
Chapter:1 Question:2

  Who is Mr.Bingley? Why does Mrs.Bennet
  want her husband to visit Mr.Bingley?

   Mr.Bingley is a wealthy young man who has just moved
   into Netherfield Park, a manor near Longbourn.
   Mrs.Bennet wants her husband, Mr.Bennet to visit him
   in hopes that 1 of their 5 single daughters may end up
   with Mr.Bingley. The reason that she will not do it
   herself is because it was a social custom for the men to
   make contact.
Chapter:1 Question:3
  According to Mrs.Bennet, what qualities do Jane
  and Lydia possess which makes them better
  candidates for marriage than Elizabeth? Why is
  Elizabeth Mr.Bennet’s favorite daughter?

   Mrs.Bennet states that Jane is more beautiful and that
   Lydia is more well-humored. Elizabeth is Mr.Bennet’s
   favorite daughter because she is not silly and ignorant
   like other girls and she possesses a “quickness” that
   other girls do not.
                         Chapter 1 – Question 4
4. Compare the personalities of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet.
   Why do you think they married each other?
  Mr. Bennet is a mixture of sarcasm, humor, reserve, and caprice. Mr. Bennet is more of
  an intellectual, he is intelligent and realistic. He shows preference over Elizabeth
  because she is the smartest out of all of them. Although he considers all of his
  daughters beautiful, especially Jane, he thinks their fault is their foolishness (Austen 2-
         Mrs. Bennet is a women of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain
  temper. Also, she is foolish and not very intelligent. When she doesn’t get her way, she
  accuses people of messing with her “nerves”. She believes her life will be complete
  when she sees her daughter Jane married to Mr. Bingley, and the rest of them to a man
  just as “accomplished" as Mr. Bingley (2-3) .
         They probably married each other because they didn’t know each other’s faults.
  They probably married at a young age, or their married too quickly after meeting, which
  didn’t allow them to get know each other thoroughly

 By: Alicia Barroso
                     Chapter 2 – Question 1
      What is revealed about Kitty, Mary and Lydia Bennet in this
       – We know Kitty is sick because she continues coughing (4-5).
       – E know Mary is a young lady of deep reflection; she reads great books
         and makes ex-tracts (5).
       – Lydia is the youngest and the tallest (5).

By: Alicia Barroso
                       Chapter 2 – Question 2
      Why do you suppose Mr. Bennet teases his wife instead of telling
      her directly about his visit to meet Mr. Bingley?
             Mr. Bennet teases his wife because he likes the chase. He likes arguing
      with is wife. He likes playing with his wife and being amused by her reaction
      and hearing her say “you have no compassion on my poor nerves”(3).
             Moreover, Mr. Bennet wanted to surprise his family and act like a a hero
      for them. Instead of saying he will go, he says he wont go and then goes to
      make the trip more important/significant to the family.

By: Alicia Barroso
                  Chapter III #4
     4. What does Elizabeth do when she overhears
        Mr. Darcy insult her by telling Mr. Bingley
        that “she is tolerable but no handsome
        enough to tempt me?”(pg.19)
                Elizabeth remained with a very
        cordial feeling towards Darcy, but now
        thought of him as even more arrogant than
Karen Cortina
                 Chapter III #5
    5. How does Jane know Mr. Bingley admires
       What does she think of him?
         Jane knows that he admires her because
       she was the only girl in the whole room
       with which he danced two times with.

Karen Cortina
                  Chapter IV #1
    1. What does Elizabeth think of Mr. Bingley’s
       sisters? Why does she not share her opinion
       with Jane?
                She thinks that they are proud and
       conceited. She doesn’t share her opinion with
       here sister because Jane always thinks very
       highly of everyone she knows.

Karen Cortina
 Chapter IV - # 2
 Briefly describe the friendship between Darcy and

           – Darcy is a good friend to Bingley. He is loyal, clever,
           haughty, and honest to Bingley. Bingley is very open-
           minded, more lively and social, but he is also very fond of
           Darcy and thinks very highly of his opinion. Although they
           are complete opposites in character, they are great friends,
           they seem to compliment one another.

Jessica Ordax
                            Chapter V - # 1
                   Briefly identify Charlotte Lucas.

                Charlotte Lucas is the eldest daughter of
                the Lucas’ children. She is said to be a
                sensible, intelligent, young lady, about
                27. She was also Elizabeth’s close and
                personal friend. (And a little desperate 
                - if you know what I mean).

Jessica Ordax
              Chapter V - # 2
What reasons does Charlotte give for her
 opinion that Mr.Darcy has a “right to be
proud”? Why does Elizabeth say, “…and I
could easily forgive his pride, if he had not
              mortified mine”?
    Charlotte justifies that Mr.Darcy has the “right to be proud”
    because he is rich and is held to higher standards, given that
    fact of his high social standings and social class. She says,
    “One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family,
    fortune, everything in his favor, should think highly of himself”.
    Elizabeth says “…and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had
    not mortified mine” because at the ball Mr.Darcy says “She is
    tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me…”. He
    insulted her by admitting she was tolerable and implying that
    she was not very beautiful, and so he hurt her dignity and pride.

        Jessica Ordax
Chapter VI Question # 3
  Why does Elizabeth disagree with Charlotte’s
  assessment of marriage?
Elizabeth believes that it is not enough to determine
someone’s character and she would never act that
way herself. She believes that you need to know
someone’s character before marriage. On the other
hand, Charlotte believes that women need more
security, at 27 she would be a burden to her parents,
hence she would take any guy, and she wanted to be
                                      Natalie Borrego
          Chapter VI Question #4
     Why does Mr. Darcy begin to listen
     to Elizabeth’s conversation with
     other people?
Mr. Darcy wanted to know more of her. He finds out after he denied
thinking that Elizabeth Bennet was all that pretty to his friends, that
he actually does like her; so instead of talking to her she listens to
her conversations. He wanted to know more about her since she
walked in with dirt on her skirt unlike all the other women wouldn’t
have done. That interested Mr. Darcy.

                                                Natalie Borrego
        Chapter VI Question #5
How does Miss Bingley try to discourage
Darcy’s interest in Elizabeth?

Miss Bingley begins to tell Darcy how Elizabeth wouldn’t dance
with Darcy, and how that is rude. Miss Bingley goes up to Darcy
and tells him that she could tell how he felt bored and how he
hated Netherfield, even though Darcy really didn’t feel that way.
Miss Bingley also tells Darcy how would you like to have Ms.
Bennet for a mother in law. Additionally, she tells him how he
could like a girl who came in all dirty.

                                               Natalie Borrego
              Chapter 7, Question 1

   Why is it unfortunate for Mr. Bennet’s
   daughters that his estate is entailed?

It was unfortunate fir his daughters because Mr. Bennet’s estate
was entailed to males. Even though their mother’s fortune is 4
thousand pounds it does not compare to Mr. Bennet’s estate of 2
thousand a year.

                                                          Jennifer Mejias
              Chapter 7, Question 2

    Who is Mrs. Phillips? Why do Lydia and
        Catherine enjoy visiting her?

Mrs. Phillips is Mrs. Bennet’s sister who married a Mr. Phillips and
lives in Meryton. Lydia and Catherine enjoy visiting her because as
young and vacant minds the need gossip to entertain them. ―And
however bare the country might be, they always contrived to learn
some from their aunt‖(pg.23). Also, the new arrival of the military
regiment in Meryton supplied them with news and happiness, as
they were seen to stay for quite a while.

                                                           Jennifer Mejias
             Chapter 7, Question 3

What is Mrs. Bennet’s plan to help Jane
  spend more time with Mr. Bingley?

Mrs. Bennet plans to send Jane on horseback to dinner with
Miss Bingley. This is because since it is likely to rain Jane must
stay overnight at Mr. Bingley’s estate.

                                                            Jennifer Mejias
                  Chapter VIII
               Briefly identify Miss Darcy.

    According to Miss Bingley, Miss Darcy was a
    woman of an elegant countenance of about
    Elizabeth’s height, or taller. She upheld great
    manners and was thought to be well
    accomplished for her age– she played the
    pianoforte rather fluently (32).
Fryda Guedes
                  Chapter VIII
        What is Mr. Darcy’s definition of an “accomplished
   Mr. Darcy had extremely high expectations for women. He felt it
   was not enough for a woman to be solely accomplished in knitting
   and other arts. According to his faithful assistant, Mr. Darcy’s
   definition of an accomplished woman is one who surpasses all
   expectations that are placed upon a woman. They have to possess
   a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and be
   well acquainted with all modern languages. Not only do they have
   to be well learned, but their personality must express originality
   and manners. Lastly, she must forever continue to elevate her
   mind by reading extensively (32).

Fryda Guedes
                        Chapter VIII
What is ironic about the following passage from this chapter?
          “Eliza Bennet,” said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her,   “is one of those
young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to            the other sex, by undervaluing their
        “Undoubtedly,” replied Darcy… “there is a meanness in all the arts      which ladies
sometimes condescend to employ for captivation.”
   Here, Miss Bingley accuses Elizabeth of speaking badly about the
   achievements or capabilities of females in order to appear superior
   Ironically, Darcy uses Miss Bingley’s accusation against her by
   stating that there is truly a negative side to any technique a woman
   may use to receive attention from a man. In this case, it could refer
   to the nature in which Miss Bingley incessantly compliments Darcy
   and criticizes Elizabeth.

Fryda Guedes
                             CHAPTER 10: Q. 2
     2. What danger is Darcy worrying about in the passage below?
     “ Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her. He really
     believed that, were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some
     danger.” (pg. 55)

            The danger that Darcy is worrying about is the amount of admiration he is
     having for Elizabeth; he is in some danger because he is paying too much attention to
     her. In the beginning, at the first ball, Darcy didn’t think much of her. Now, he is taking
     Elizabeth into consideration and is admiring her more and more as the day passes by.
     Darcy cares to much about classes and if he does become involved with Elizabeth,
     that would be a dangerous move because she is of a lower class.

By: Michelle Gonzalez
                                 Chapter 10: Q.3
     How does Mrs. Hurst try to offend Elizabeth? Is she successful?

             Mrs. Hurst tries to offend Elizabeth by taking Darcy’s other free arm and walking
     in a path were only three people can fit. Therefore, that left Elizabeth walking behind
     them by her self because Miss Bingley was on Darcy’s other side. This didn’t have
     much effect on Elizabeth because she didn’t even want to walk with them; she had no
     intentions to. She just left to be with Jane again.

By: Michelle Gonzalez
                               Chapter 11: Q. 1
     What does Miss Bingley do to get Darcy’s attention?

            Miss Bingley gets Darcy’s attention by walking around the room with Elizabeth.
     Darcy then finally closes his book to admire Elizabeth walking. Elizabeth and Miss
     Bingley start conversing about finding something ridicule in Darcy. Darcy joins their
     conversation, but doesn’t pay much attention to Miss Bingley.

By: Michelle Gonzalez
                   CHAPTER XI Question 2

      2. List the faults Mr. Darcy admits to having. What
         fault in character does he not admit to?

            Mr. Darcy admits that one of his faults is resentment,
       but says it’s his only one. Elizabeth says that another one
       of his faults is to hate everyone and Darcy doesn’t admit to

Marianne Liens
                 CHAPTER XI Question 3
  3. Darcy says to Elizabeth, “There is, I believe, in every
     disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural
     defect, which not even the best education can
     overcome.” (Pg. 49) What natural defect does he find in
     Elizabeth’s character?

          Darcy says that it doesn’t matter how smart you are,
     but in everyone there is a natural defect. For example, he
     accuses Elizabeth of not being able to comprehend people.

Marianne Liens
  Chapter XII Question 1
       Why is Mr. Darcy glad Elizabeth and Jane are going home?

       He believed Elizabeth had been at Netherfield
       long enough. He was attracted to her more
       than he wanted to and Miss. Bingly was being
       very uncivil to her. He said that he could no
       longer would admiration escape him if they
       left (50).

Sydney asensio
          Chapter xii question 2

 Why is Mr. Bennet glad to see his daughters while Mrs. Bennet is sorry
                      they have returned home?

  Mrs. Bennet was sorry upon their arrival because she
  thought it was very wrong to give so much trouble and Jane
  would catch a cold again. Mr. Bennet was glad to see them
  due to the fact he had felt it was important to their family
  circle (51).

Sydney asensio
        Chapter XIII Question 1

           How do you think Mr. Collins could make amends to
                  the Bennet daughters for the entail ?

    Since Mr. Collins entailed the Estate away from
    the Bennet daughters. I believe that he should
     give them the estate or let them own part of it.

Sydney asensio
            Ch. XIII            Question 2
2. Briefly Describe Mr. Collins. Why does Elizabeth think
Mr. Collins must be an oddity?

Mr. Collins is a tall, heavy looking of “five and twenty”
man. He is very formal. He was strange, and rather
annoying. What really would consider him an “oddity” is
the fact that he would go and begin reading a book of
Sermons to little girls, rather than the novel which was
    Ch. XIII                             Question 3
In what sense can Mr. Collins be considered a comical
character? What do you think Austen is saying about
the rules of social behavior by including Mr. Collins in
this story?

Simply as he is so ridiculous to actually read from a
book of sermons to little girls classifies him as a comical
character. Austen is possibly trying to say the rules of
social behavior prohibit one to be rude, and thus the
other characters simply tolerate Mr. Collins.
Chapter 14

   2.Briefly describe Miss de Bourgh.
           Lady Catherine is considered by many people
   to be proud. According to Mr. Collins she has superior
   looks, she is perfectly amiable, and she is
   unfortunately in a sickly condition.

                                        Katie Acosta
Chapter 14

3. What does Mr. Bennet think of Mr. Collins?

          Mr. Bennet thinks that Mr. Collins has the talent of
flattering with delicacy. He also thinks that Mr. Collins is as
absurd as he had hope.

                                                    Katie Acosta
Chapter 14

     4. How does Lydia insult Mr. Collins?
            She does this by, when they all enter the
     drawing Mr. Collins opens the book named
     “Sermons”. She gapes at the volume she starts
     gossiping. This upsets Mr. Collins.

                                      Katie Acosta
Chapter 16 Question 4

         How does Wickham explain Darcy’s friendship with
Chapter 16 Question 5

          What is the connection between Darcy and Lady Catherine
          de Bourgh? What interesting information does Elizabeth
          learn about Lady Catherine’s daughter, Miss de Bourgh?
          Darcy and Lady Catherine de Bourg were sisters.
          Miss de Bourgh will have a large fortune and her cousin and her
          will untie the two estates.
Chapter 16 Question 6
          What does the following conversation between Elizabeth
          and Wickham suggest to the reader about Wickham’s true
          feelings on meeting Darcy again?
          “I wonder,’ said he, … “whether he is likely to be in this
          country much longer.”
          “I do not at all know; but I heard nothing of his going
          away….I hope your plans…will not be affected by his
          being in the neighborhood.”
          “Oh no-it is not for me to be driven away by Mr. Darcy.”
          (Pg. 77)
          Wickham’s feelings towards Darcy is obvious that he does not
          like him.
     Chapter 17
     1. Why does Jane try to defend Mr. Darcy after
     Elizabeth tells her about Wickham’s accusations?

            Jane tries to defend Mr. Darcy because she thinks that there has been a
       misunderstanding between them since a man like Darcy, a man of such high
       honor, would never do such a thing.

Mercedes Vallina
     Chapter 17.
     2. How does Elizabeth’s conversation with Mr.
     Collins about the Netherfield ball backfire?

             Elizabeth’s conversation with Mr. Collins backfires in the way that she
       must promise to dance the first two dances with him, which were the same two
       she wanted to engage in with Wickham.

Mercedes Vallina
     Chapter 17
     3. What does Elizabeth say when her mother hints
     to her that Collins may be planning to ask for her
     hand in marriage?

             Elizabeth decides to ignore what her mother says. She thinks that Mr.
       Collins might not “take the offer”. Therefore, it would be useless to think about
       something that might not even happen to begin with.

Mercedes Vallina
                  Chapter 18(Sabrina)
      #1. Why is Wickham not at the Netherfield ball?

Because the presence of Mr. Darcy just makes
Wickham sick. This is due to the fact that Darcy
sold the estate from his father. The father of Mr.
Darcy liked Wickham more. In other words
Wickham and Darcy have this hate vibe towards
them, which soon affects Elizabeth.
                 Chapter 18 (Sabrina)
    #2. How does Elizabeth insult Darcy while they are

For one thing Elizabeth insults Mr. Darcy to
prove his true character: prejudice and
arrogance. She insults him by telling him the
experiences and things that Darcy has done in
the past that were mean to the people. One
example, is when Darcy kicks out Wickham from
his life forever.
                  Chapter 18 (Sabrina)
 #3. Why do you suppose Darcy is upset by the possibility
        that Bingley and Jane are falling in love?

Because Jane has no money, born of inferior
birth of social classes, and her annoying family
(Mrs. Bennet). Besides Bingley could have a
better woman with class. The worst part is Jane
doesn’t reveal her true feelings to Bingley, giving
the impression that she doesn’t love him. Then
again her social class is down.
                Chapter XIX #I
 Why does Mr. Collins refuse to accept that
 Elizabeth does not want to marry him?
 This may be possible because Mr. Collins
 thinks that Elizabeth will say yes the
 second time he asks her for his marriage
 cause other women say yes the second

Osmel Liriano
                Chapter XIX #II
 List the reasons Elizabeth gives Mr. Collins for her
 “I do assure you that I am not one of those young
 ladies who are so daring as to risk their happiness
 on the chance of being asked a second time. I am
 perfectly serious in my refusal. You could not make
 me happy, and I am convinced that I am the last
 woman in the world who would make you so. Nay,
 were your friend Lady Catherine to know me, I am
 persuaded she would find me in every respect ill
 qualified for the situation” (Pg 93).
Osmel Liriano
                    Chapter XIX #III
 List the reasons Mr. Collins believes it is unreasonable for
 Elizabeth to continue to refuse his offer of marriage?
 Mr. Collins says “It does not appear to me that my hand is
 unworthy your acceptance, or that the establishment I can
 offer would be any other than highly desirable. My situation
 in life, my connections with the family of De Bourgh, and my
 relationship to your own, are circumstances highly in my
 favor; and you should take it into consideration that another
 offer of marriage may ever be made you. Your portion is
 unhappy so small that it will in all likelihood undo the effects
 of your loveliness and amiable qualifications. As I most
 therefore conclude that you are not serious in your rejection
 of me , I increasing my love by suspense, according to the
 usual practice of elegant females” (94-95).
Osmel Liriano
                          Chapter XIX Question 4
   Support the following statement: This is a satire that ridicules the
   importance of marriage to a woman’s security and happiness.
The novel pride and Prejudice is based on the concept that “a man in
  possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” (Austen
  1). Therefore, all the women would be concerned of would be his
  great wealth as they would benefit from it. Women would be
  marrying only due to the fact that the man was wealthy and could
  provide a luxurious life. Therefore, if this concept is true, women
  wouldn’t be happy in marriage; happy about the money and wealth
  but not truly happy about their partner and relationship. All Mrs.
  Bennet wants to do in the story is to marry her daughters off.
  Elizabeth, on the other hand, wants to be happy and satisfied with
  her partner, not with his wealth. You can tell this since she rejects
  Mr. Collins (who is somewhat wealthy) and is not interested in
  Darcy, who is wealthy and interested in her.
  Luis Mouriño
                Chapter XX Question 1
  Why does Mr. Collins threaten to withdraw his offer of
  marriage to Elizabeth after he talks to Mrs. Bennet?
  Mr. Collins threatens to withdraw his offer of marriage
    to Elizabeth after he talks to Mrs. Bennet due to her
    “headstrong and foolish behavior” (96). He is
    unsure of (if she has this attitude) Elizabeth being
    the “desirable woman to a man in his situation” (96).
    He would rather have her find happiness in the
    marriage than have her forced into marrying him, as
    she would not be able to fully satisfy him (96).

Luis Mouriño
             Chapter XX Question 2
 What does Mr. Bennet do that surprises Mrs.
 Bennet and amuses Elizabeth?

      He says that if Elizabeth marries Mr.
      Collins, then Elizabeth will never see him
      again (97). This is a contradiction to what
      Mrs. Bennet had said which was basically
      the same thing except she was urging the
Luis Mouriño union instead of denouncing it like Mr.
                          Chapter 20 Question # 3

Charlotte Lucas stays behind after the other ladies leave so she can listen to the conversation between
Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins. Austen describes Charlotte as having “a little curiosity.” (Pg. 106) What
reasons do you think Charlotte may have for eavesdropping on their conversation?

        I think that she stay behind to listen in and tell
        everyone of what she heard. Also, to see if they would
        mention her, and what Mr. Collins thought of her,
        because she was intrigued by the way he acted.
                Chapter 20 Question #4

    What evidence is there in this chapter that Mr. Collins has no real feelings for Elizabeth?

The evidence that Mr. Collins has no feelings for
Elizabeth is that he is willing to retract his offer of
marriage to her, and that the retraction comes from
the way Elizabeth was behaving. So, if Mr. Collins
truly loved her, her behavior wouldn’t have been a
                           Chapter 21 Question #1

At this point in the story, what does Austen tell the reader about the following characters to advance the
story and add interest to the plot?

       Collins and Charlotte- That Mr. Collins is now spending his
       time with Charlotte. Mr. Collins’ attention has gone from
       Elizabeth to Charlotte for her politeness in listening to him.
       Wickham and Elizabeth- Elizabeth introduces Wickham to her
       parents, which is a big step in a relationship, this move allows
       hope for their relationship.
       Jane and Bingley- Jane finds out that Bingley will not be
       return to town any time soon. That Bingley is going to marry
       Georgiana , putting their relationship somewhat to an end.
 Ch. 23 Question 1
      What does Mr.Bennet mean when he says that “it gratified him…to
      discover that Charlotte Lucas, whom he had been used to think
      tolerably sensible, was as foolish as his wife, and more foolish than
      his daughter!”? (Pg. 118)

           Mr. Bennet means is that found Charlotte
           Lucas and Mr. Collins to be a good match. He
           mentions that he used to think of Charlotte as
           a smart woman, but when he noticed that she
           married for financial security, and not for love,
           he found her foolish for not at least waiting for
           the right man.

Juan Alvarez
                     Ch. 23 Question 2
   Why is Jane feeling anxious? Why is Charlotte’s presence
   offensive to Mrs. Bennet?
 Jane is feeling anxious because she is waiting
 for a response from Mr.Bingley, in regards to
 when he will be returning from London.
 Charlotte’s presence is offending Mrs. Bennet
 because Mrs. Bennet felt that Mr. Collins would
 have been the future husband to one of her
 daughters, but Charlotte too him.

Juan Alvarez
                     Ch. 24 Question 1
   After reading the following passage from this chapter, what do
   you think is Elizabeth’s opinion of Mr.Bingley?
  After reading the passage I noticed that
  although Elizabeth finds Mr.Bingley as a
  very agreeable man she cannot hide the
  anger she has toward him for leaving Jane
  without so much as a goodbye.

Juan Alvarez
     Chapter XXIV #2

 What two examples of the “inconsistency of human character” is Elizabeth
 referring to in the passage below?
 The more I see of the world the more aim I dissatisfied with it; and every day
 confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little
 dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense. I have
 met with two instances lately…”

          One instance was Charlotte’s marriage. The
   other, which she refuses to mention, is Mr. Bingley
   abandoning Jane.

Denisse Hernandez
     Chapter XXIV #3

 What do you think about Mr. Wickham making his problems
 with Darcy public, resulting in everybody disliking Darcy?

          I think it isn’t right that Mr. Wickham publicly announces
   Mr. Darcy’s wrongs, or claimed wrongs. The truth is that no
   one actually takes the time to consider whether or not
   Wickham is telling the truth. He is making people dislike Darcy
   (even more) under false pretenses. It shows, of his character,
   that he is a revengeful man and will do whatever to make
   Darcy look bad.

Denisse Hernandez
      Chapter XXV #1

 Briefly identify Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner. How does Mrs.
 Gardiner offer to help Jane?

              They were the brother and sister-in-law of Mrs. Bennet. “Mr. Gardiner
   was a sensible, gentleman-like man, greatly superior to his sister as well by
   nature as education” (Austen 120). He was well-bred and agreeable. Ms.
   Gardiner was “an amiable, intelligent, elegant woman, and a great favourite with
   all her Longbourn nieces” (120).
              She offered to help Jane by asking her to go with them back to
   London, hopping that a change of scene might provide relief from the whole

Denisse Hernandez
     Chapter XXV #2

 What do Mrs.. Gardiner and Wickham have in common?

   Mrs. Gardiner and Mr. Wickham have “many acquaintances in
   common” (123). This was becuase Mrs. Gardiner had spent
   quite some time in Derbyshire, where Wickham belonged to.
   He could tell her more about her former friends than she could

Denisse Hernandez
                                      XXVI #1
  Why does Elizabeth see the boldness of allowing herself to fall in love with Wickham?

Because it is something that she is warned
against and seeing as to how she is so
hardheadedand stubborn she finds boldness in
something her parents tell her not to do. It is
actually her mother’s wish for her to fall in love
with a rich man, but Wickham is not rich.

                                                         By: Stacy Pereda
                                         XXVI #2
  How do you think Charlotte’s marriage to Mr. Collins may be helpful to Elizabeth’s future

It will show Elizabeth that marryng someone she
doesn’t love will make her miserable, and it
demonstrates to her that she will never be happy again.
Sometime we need something to occur to someone
else so we can see how it turns out for them, and this
marriage shows Elizabeth that this is not an option she
will consider.

                                                     By: Stacy Pereda
                                          XXVI #3
 Why does Jane’s letter convince Elizabeth that “accident only could discover to Mr. Bingley
                                her sister’s being in town”?

Because she realizes that everyone is against Jane
marrying Mr. Bingley, including his sister Caroline.
Caroline did, in fact, receive Jane’s letter she’s just lying
and saying she didn’t so she has an excuse on why she
hadn’t told her brother Jane was in town. So the only
way Jane would ever see Mr. Bingley in London is if
they bumped into each other by accident.

                                                      By: Stacy Pereda
                                      XXVI #4
  Why does Wickham turn his romantic attentions away from Elizabeth to another young

Because he realizes that if he keeps his interest in
Elizabeth and ends up with her, he will receive little
money from her father. In this story, when someone
gets married, the father of the woman gives the
husband a certain amount of money per year. But Mr.
Wickham wants more money so he moves on to liking
another girl.

                                                    By: Stacy Pereda
   Chapter 27
    1.    Which young men is Elizabeth referring to in the following quotation?
    "Oh! if that is all, I have a very poor opinion of young men who live in
        Derbyshire; and their intimate friends who live in Hertfordshire are not
        much better. I am sick of them all. Thank Heaven! I am going tomorrow
        where I shall find a man who has not one agreeable quality, who has neither
        manner nor sense to recommend him. Stupid men are the only ones worth
        knowing, after all."
   I’m not sure who she is talking about, but I believe it might be Mr.

    2. How do the Gardiner’s cheer up Elizabeth?

     They invite her to accompany her aunt and uncle in a tour of pleasure.

Stephania Soltau
   Chapter 28

    1. What does Charlotte do when her husband says something “Of something his
    wife might be reasonably ashamed”?

     Charlotte tries not to pay attention to him, because all he wants to do is show
     Elizabeth she missed out on great luxuries, and a great life.

   2. Why does Elizabeth say, “ I like her appearance,” after seeing Miss de
   Bourgh for the first time?
    Elizabeth thinks that Miss de Bourgh seems interesting, and important since when
    she come into the house it is a great pleasure. But at the same time she think that
    Miss de Bourgh seems to have pride and ego.

Stephania Soltau
                 Chapter XXIX Question l
     In what ways can the character of Lady Catherine be considered

    The ways that Lady Catharine may be considered comical
    is that she takes over many people’s conversations. She
    likes to be the dominant one. She also likes to know every
    little detail in people’s lives. It is also comical how she just
    randomly changes the subject when she was talking about
    how it wasn’t necessary for an estate for the Bourgh’s
    family and how she drastically changes the conversation to
    Miss Benet, asking her is she does any dancing or

Natasha Muniz Period 6
              Chapter XXIX Question ll
   Briefly describe Lady Catherine. What is her opinion of entailing

       Lady Catherine is a bossy and rich person and is
       Darcy’s aunt. She can be considered a perfect
       example of class snobbery and likes to be the
       dominant one. Lady Catherine says that she sees
       no occasion for entailing estates from the female
       line, and that it wasn’t necessary in Sir Lewis de
       Bourgh’s family.
Natasha Muniz Period 6
                Chapter XXIX Question lll
 What is revealed about Elizabeth’s childhood in this chapter? How does
  Elizabeth defend her mothers decision by letting her younger sisters
         look for husbands before the older sisters are married?

 We learn that Elizabeth was raised without a governess
 and introduced into society in the same year that all of her
 other sisters were. She defends her mother by saying that
 the elder may have the means or the inclination to marry
 early. The last born has as good a right to the pleasures of
 youth as the first.

Natasha Muniz Period 6

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