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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen

Plot:

Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

Review:

Finally done reading this. It was well-written don’t get me wrong but it was SO LONG! And the pace was very slow that not much happens. Why is this over-rated?

When it comes to classic books it does not matter if you are familiar with the language it will still take forever to read compared to reading for example, this review where everything is written simply and direct whereas classic language like to sugar coat everything as that’s how much they had back in those particular days.

So lets get to it. Great social commentary diving into the economic positions of women back in the 19th century of mums such as Mrs Bennett who is very desperate to get the best possible men for all of her children especially the older children. Jane is the perfect goddess daughter, we get it, don’t need to repeat it so much.

The ramblings of Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy and their bitchy sisters where very tiresome as it wasted a lot of my time reading it. Funny at times though.

Don’t be so naive is my point in this read. ‘Love’ does not need to be big gestures. Or, in today’s day and age writing ‘Love you’ or tacky posts of couples on Social Media is cringy. Why do you need to declare it if this is the real case? Social Media is fake therefore by casting your personal relations 24/7 it is actually not showing love, it is in-fact showing that you feel as if you have a point to show something that isn’t there compared to simply living contently within the middle. It is actual vomit at cases where they need to be declared like this or anything to do with any sorts of personal relations.

Elizabeth can be seen as picky and too choosy by her mother. However she doesn’t actually say why she doesn’t want or seek particular men, she does not actually seem to comprehend the fact of what lays ahead of her based on her decisions therefore in that case that makes her silly. She isn’t independent or anything like that especially in that century where you literally had to depend on a man otherwise you will be living in the gutter.

As for Darcy, he is an ass. Why is everyone obsessed with him? Not very good at communicating and I felt she did like him however she loved to bitch about him which made me eye roll so much.

Overall, it’s overrated. So I’ll give the other reads of Austen a try to see if she rambles less.

3/5 Stars

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