Appreciation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The essential story of “Pride and Prejudice” is precisely that – pride and prejudice and how these two can come as a serious barrier in deep, intimate love.
The story involves 4 sisters and with 4 suitors. And each sister and her suitor, has a particular difficulty. The main couple here is Elizabeth and Darcy.
The conflicts came from both outside and also inside. It is the 4 stories of 4 different couples reflecting the variety of ways in which barriers are set up to stop the fulfillment of love, by society and by our own lack of self knowledge.
So, the plot goes in a variety of twists, leading to a climax that had to be happy.
The prime barriers highlighted are pride and prejudice, the title of novel itself.
Pride does not allow us to reveal beyond a point. Prejudice is common in life, where we make a judgment of a person that is contrary to fact. Yet what conquers finally is that quality that alone can break such barriers, ultimately and that is LOVE.
The novel shows that in all the ways that actually happen in real life and which Austen had observed.
She technically crafted it with beauty, clarity and especially with sympathetic humor and great depth of feeling too. It is her greatest work, and also the most celebrated, precisely for all these qualities presented in a beautifully integrated way.