Pride & Prejudice Character List & Flashcards

Pride & Prejudice Character List & Flashcards
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Pemberley Hall
Mr. Darcy's grand home and estate, which Elizabeth visits and admires
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Kitty and Lydia Bennet
The two youngest Bennet sisters who embarrass Elizabeth with showy flirtations and giggling. At fifteen, Lydia scandalously runs away with the untrustworthy soldier, Wickham.
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Mary Bennet
The middle Bennet sister, who is portrayed as serious, boring, and something of a know-it-all.
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Mr. Darcy
Mr. Darcy is a wealthy friend of Mr. Bingley, and comes to love Elizabeth Bennet. At first, he is seen as haughty, disagreeable and proud, but later is seen as just, generous, and attractive.
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Netherfield Hall
Mr. Bingley's residence, and the setting for an important country ball and Jane's recovery from illness
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Mr. Bingley
The young, rich man who moves to the neighborhood, and quickly comes to admire Jane Bennet.
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Jane Bennet
The oldest of the five Bennet daughters, Jane is considered the prettiest, shyest, and sweetest. She is close to her sister Elizabeth and hopes to marry Mr. Bingley.
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Elizabeth Bennet
The protagonist of Pride and Prejudice, portrayed as a likeable, pretty young woman with an embarrassing family. The story follows her relationship and eventual marriage to Mr. Darcy.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This flashcard set covers the main characters in Jane Austen's most famous work, Pride and Prejudice. Make sure you can keep straight all the Bennet sisters, Bingleys, and supporting characters! The flashcards also review a few key terms and ideas that are helpful to know when reading the novel.

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Elizabeth Bennet
The protagonist of Pride and Prejudice, portrayed as a likeable, pretty young woman with an embarrassing family. The story follows her relationship and eventual marriage to Mr. Darcy.
Jane Bennet
The oldest of the five Bennet daughters, Jane is considered the prettiest, shyest, and sweetest. She is close to her sister Elizabeth and hopes to marry Mr. Bingley.
Mr. Bingley
The young, rich man who moves to the neighborhood, and quickly comes to admire Jane Bennet.
Netherfield Hall
Mr. Bingley's residence, and the setting for an important country ball and Jane's recovery from illness
Mr. Darcy
Mr. Darcy is a wealthy friend of Mr. Bingley, and comes to love Elizabeth Bennet. At first, he is seen as haughty, disagreeable and proud, but later is seen as just, generous, and attractive.
Mary Bennet
The middle Bennet sister, who is portrayed as serious, boring, and something of a know-it-all.
Kitty and Lydia Bennet
The two youngest Bennet sisters who embarrass Elizabeth with showy flirtations and giggling. At fifteen, Lydia scandalously runs away with the untrustworthy soldier, Wickham.
Pemberley Hall
Mr. Darcy's grand home and estate, which Elizabeth visits and admires
Mrs. Bennet
She is the mother of the Bennet family, portrayed as an obnoxious, meddling, loud, embarrassing, and socially inappropriate hypochondriac.
Mr. Collins
Mr. Bennet's unpleasant and awkward cousin, who is to inherit the Bennet's home. Elizabeth turns down his marriage proposal, but he soon after marries her best friend, Charlotte Lucas.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Mr. Darcy's wealthy aunt and Mr. Collin's benefactor, Lady Catherine is a haughty antagonist in the story who tries to separate Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth.
Caroline Bingley
Mr. Bingley's conniving sister who, along with their other sister Louisa, actively tries to keep Jane and Mr. Bingley apart
Mr. Bennet
The father of the Bennet family, who is liked by Jane and Elizabeth but who generally prefers to stay out of domestic or interpersonal matters
First Impressions
The original title of Pride and Prejudice, prior to publication
Entail
An old British rule that prevented daughters from inheriting family estates
Free Indirect Discourse
A type of writing used by Jane Austen in which she indirectly conveys her characters' thoughts

'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.'

This quote presents one of the main themes of the novel: _____.

Marriage

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