Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is considered one of the most popular English novels of all time. Though it is mostly a romantic novel, but it is also a satire. 

The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book. She learns about the repercussions of rash judgments and admires the difference between actual goodness and superficial.

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Mr. Bennet, a proprietor of the Longbourn estate in Hertfordshire, has five daughters, but his possessions are entailed and can only be given to a male heir. 

His wife had no son, so his family faced difficult times upon death. Thus, one of the girls must marry well to help the others, which is a catalyst that drives the story’s plot.

Pride and Prejudice have appeared at almost all the top of lists of most-loved novel books among literary scholars and the book reading community. 

This novel has become one of the most famous novels in English literature, with more than 20 million copies sold worldwide, and has uplifted many derivatives in modern English literature.

Novel Theme

Many critics take the title as the beginning when analyzing the themes of Pride and Prejudice. Still, Robert Fox precautions against reading too extensively into the title because commercial aspects may have played a part in its selection.

The qualities of the title are not only allocated to one or the other of the protagonists; both Darcy and Elizabeth portray pride and prejudice.”

In much of Jane Austen’s work, the significance of circumstances and upbringing in forming young people’s morality and character.

Wealth and Social standing are not necessarily edged in her world, and another theme common to Austen’s work is ineffectual parents. 

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In the novel, the disappointment of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet as parents is condemned for Lydia’s lack of moral judgment. Darcy has been oriented to be scrupulously and morally honorable but is also proud and authoritative.

Kitty, retrieved from Lydia’s bad influence and devouring more time with her elder sisters after they marry, greatly enhances their superior society.