I had first read this book during my teenage years and those days, I thought of it as nothing more than a love story set in the 18th century. When I started reading this book again after a gap of around 25 years, the perspective was completely different.
It was too early in the morning for visitors, and besides, the equipage did not answer to that of any of their neighbours. The horses were post; and neither the carriage nor the livery of the servant who preceded it were familiar to them.
As it was certain, however, that somebody was coming, Bingley instantly prevailed on Miss Bennet to avoid the confinement of such an intrusion, and walk away with him into the shrubbery.
They both set off, and the conjectures of the remaining three continued, though with little satisfaction, till the door was thrown open, and their visitor entered. It was Lady Catherine de Bourgh. They were of course all intending to be surprised; but their astonishment was beyond their expectation, and on the part of Mrs.
Bennet and Kitty, though she was perfectly unknown to them, even inferior to what Elizabeth felt. Bennet, all amazement, though flattered by having a guest of such high importance, received her with the utmost politeness.
After sitting for a moment in silence, she said, very stiffly, to Elizabeth -- "I hope you are well, Miss Bennet. That lady, I suppose, is your mother? Bennet, delighted to speak to a Lady Catherine. Bennet assured her that they never sat there after dinner, and then added -- "May I take the liberty of asking your ladyship whether you left Mr.
I saw them the night before last. But no letter appeared, and she was completely puzzled. Bennet, with great civility, begged her ladyship to take some refreshment; but Lady Catherine very resolutely, and not very politely, declined eating anything; and then rising up, said to Elizabeth -- "Miss Bennet, there seemed to be a prettyish kind of a little wilderness on one side of your lawn.
I should be glad to take a turn in it, if you will favour me with your company. I think she will be pleased with the hermitage. As they passed through the hall, Lady Catherine opened the doors into the dining-parlour and drawing-room, and pronouncing them, after a short survey, to be decent looking rooms, walked on.
Her carriage remained at the door, and Elizabeth saw that her waiting-woman was in it. They proceeded in silence along the gravel walk that led to the copse; Elizabeth was determined to make no effort for conversation with a woman who was now more than usually insolent and disagreeable.
As soon as they entered the copse, Lady Catherine began in the following manner: Your own heart, your own conscience, must tell you why I come.
I have not been at all able to account for the honour of seeing you here. But, however insincere you may choose to be, you shall not find me so. My character has ever been celebrated for its sincerity and frankness, and in a cause of such moment as this I shall certainly not depart from it.
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I had first read this book during my teenage years and those days, I thought of it as nothing more than a love story set in the 18 th century.
How has Jane Austen portray pride in the novel Pride and Prejudice? This question asks about mostly characters and their self-respect, dignity and pride there are many different meanings of pride here are a few: 1.
Inordinate self-esteem, unreasonable conceit of one’s own superiority. 2. Views on Pride, Prejudice and Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - Views on Pride, Prejudice and Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Pride pride n., v., 1.
high (or too high) opinion of one's own dignity, importance, worth, etc. 2. the condition or feeling of being proud.
Chapter fifty-seven of the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. Pride and Prejudice. With his notions of dignity, he would probable feel that the arguments which to Elizabeth had appeared weak and ridiculous contained much good sense and solid reasoning.
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The Swedish composer Daniel Nelson based his opera Stolthet och fördom on Pride and leslutinsduphoenix.com: Jane Austen.