Posted: March 22, 2017, 6:48pm
First off let me start by saying that I’m a little biased towards this book but will try to put forward a very honest review.
So, this is a classic by Jane Austen, who at that time was a very renowned writer, her writings always have a very strong female protagonist and this is why I would strongly recommend this book. The protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, a vivacious, strong, opinionated, intelligent and unconventionally beautiful woman is second of the five daughters is one of the strongest points of the book. She is the only sane person as opposed to the younger two daughters and her mother who is always in a hurry to get her daughters married and is a rather looked a little down due to her crass manners.
The introduction of too many characters may be a problem especially for people who are reading a Jane Austen (or in fact any classic) for the first time. The story starts off with a Mr. Bingley, Mr.Darcy (McDreamy), Ms.Bingley coming to town and soft-spoken, shy Jane the eldest, pitched to the eligible, sweet Bingley during a ball and Elizabeth turned down by the rather head-strong yet a man of good judgment, Mr.Darcy. Rivalry grows between Lizzy and Darcy whereas love escalates between Bingley and Jane. Her mother’s crude ways of getting them together sure do earn a laugh and here the story introduces another comic character, a distant relative of the Bennet’s, Mr.Collins who comes to make one of the daughters his wife, of course, he is turned down by Lizzy which gives her mother a stroke. Mr.Wickham, a charming man meanwhile earns our dear Elizabeth’s attention but daggers flow from Darcy’s side.
The story begins to turn when Bingley leaves town and breaks Jane’s heart without leaving any reason and Lizzy’s best friend gets wedded to Mr. Collins and truths unfold when Lizzy pays a visit to her friend. What happens to Jane and Bingley, Wickham, to the stupid young sisters? Does the love between Elizabeth and Darcy fizzle out due to his pride and her prejudice against him?
Well, read the book, it is definitely worth a read I would say for the beautiful characters and for making us believe in love. For teaching us to keep the pride aside and go for true love, it shows the wonderful bond between sisters and what lengths people in love go about to show their affections.
You will wish you were Elizabeth Bennet, not only for Darcy for but to go through the journey where she grows into a wise, beautiful, elegant woman and fights for what she believes in.
Bonus: Watch the movie starring Keira Knightley <3
Published on July 26th, 2017
Last updated on August 10th, 2017