Jane Austen

“Angry people are not always wise.”

  mouna wrote a review

by mouna elhajji |    2022/08/10   |   10:24:55am

Books are published every day. Some get to live for a couple of years. Others lose their fame just after a month. In other words, some stories live, and others die. Pride and prejudice aged for two hundred and eight years and still counting. Even if you are not a reader, you've certainly crossed the name pride and prejudice before. It can be a school project, a movie, a series, a friend's recommendation. Pride and prejudice is nearly everywhere.
Then, why this novel got so much attention even after decades?

The story is about Bennet's family. Mr bennet has four daughters, every one of them attached to her own personality. The story focus on Elizabeth Bennet, the strongest among her sisters. Elizabeth isn't afraid of anything. Once she settled for something, she got to do it. She wasn't scared of taking a long road through bad weather to reach for her sick sister. She doesn't care about her dirty dress drained with mud, while Darcy is an arrogant rich man who considers emotions as a weak business. He refuses to confess his emotions to Elizabeth who gets confused with her feeling toward Darcy. She would never love someone who favors his pride upon his lover. The story follows their attempt to hold for pride. Hide their sentiments inside of their bodies, following the luring of pride.

The story is full of other intriguing characters. For example, the prettiest among the sisters hasn't had the complication of the relationship of Darcy and Elizabeth. she and Charles Bingley are in love with each other and got to marry very soon. Jane is known for her particular beauty and her ultimate kindness. Lydia is the reckless of the four sisters, she was the troublemaker.

For the moment, let me answer the question. Pride and prejudice may seem like any other romance novel. A woman and a man fall in love with each other through the difficulties of life, and the objection of their families, etc. But It isn't. Instead it is a healer, issues solving, a lesson for all generation.

I'm sure most lovers suffer from pride in relationships. Yes, pride destroys relationships. It is like a sword that spilled it into two parts. Jane Austen shows us that love must conquer pride, that love is nothing when it crossed with pride. When someone feels the love for a human being, he doesn't have to hide it behind his chest. One never knows the moment of his death, the faster someone confesses his love the betterit is.

I have to tell you that this is a Rom-com combined with Drama. You're going to feel different emotions. You're going to burst out laughing and then sob and cry. The story of Elizabeth and Darcy is a lesson of true love, how to choose the right person to love. And the most important is to not be tempted by pride in love.
Love freely.

favorite quotes

"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library"

"Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her"

“A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”

loubna wrote a review

by loubna elhajji |    2022/08/10   |   10:24:55am

I am writing this review after one year of reading this book, so you should know how beautiful this novel is just by realizing that I can remember the events even though I read it a long time ago, I can even write a review about it without so many issues. So let's start talking about this wonderful novel.

The story is about five daughters whose life was centered around finding a handsome, rich, and kind man that could become a good husband for them. A prince who will achieve their dreams and help them to live the life they were dreaming about before. However, when kindness becomes pride, we will be talking about pride and prejudice through the story of Elizabeth and Dorcy.

Before digging deeply inside their story, let's first talk a little about Bennet's daughters.
Elizabeth Bennet is the second eldest, with a clear head.
Jane Bennet is the eldest, and the beautiful one as well.
Mary Bennet is the one who prefers reading over socializing.
Lydia Bennet is the youngest one, an immature and irresponsible daughter who likes to flirt with soldiers.
Kitty Bennet is the youngest one after Lydia. She flirts with soldiers too.

Elizabeth and Darcy, their story(Oh God, how many butterflies) let's start it.

When Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy moved into town, Mrs. Bennet started to make her very well-studied plans. She decided from the first time she saw them that she'd do whatever it takes to get one of them or both to put a ring on one of her daughters' middle finger. However, she didn't put in her plans that her daughter Elizabeth would refuse a rich, and handsome man who wanted to marry her, but he received nothing more than a big NO from her.

Elizabeth loved one person, Darcy, but somehow his pride had made a big gap between them both that even though Darcy fall in love with her, he couldn't act as if he really was. He was pushing her away from him every time they met. Accordingly, Elizabeth, even though she was so in love with Darcy, couldn't bear the thought that she had to give up on her pride for someone who didn't even treat her well, and who was trying to underestimate her value every time he could.

I loved this story soo much. I realized that there are so many Darcy in the world, men who can't confess their love to the women they love or adore just because of their pride. As a consequence, they lose them, and they complete living with regrets and sigh for what had been lost. So will Darcy live in the regret situation, or will he confess his love to the woman he adored??

favorite quotes

"When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 🥺

"A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."

“I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.”

Highly Recommended

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