Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice: Character Analysis


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What year did Jane Austen publish her novel Pride and Prejudice?

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1. In the novel Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is the _____ of five daughters.

2. What word would NOT be used to describe Elizabeth Bennet, the protagonist of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen introduces a highly intelligent and insightful heroine who is prone to immature and impetuous judgments on the people around her. For help in understanding the character of Elizabeth Bennet, try answering the practice questions, and then read the lesson for more details and analysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests your knowledge on Austen's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, with questions on the following:

  • Elizabeth Bennet's qualities and traits
  • Facts about Pride and Prejudice
  • Details on the Bennet family
  • Elizabeth Bennet's goals and views
  • Comparisons with other female characters

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - show that you can read a character analysis of Elizabeth Bennet and understand what makes her a unique figure in 19th century literature
  • Information recall - access your new knowledge and insight into the character of Elizabeth Bennet
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Elizabeth Bennet to explain what sets her apart from other contemporary female protagonists

Additional Learning

The lesson, Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice: Character Analysis, will bolster your understanding of the novel and its popular protagonist, and will help you with the following goals:

  • Cite examples of Elizabeth's emotional and intellectual growth
  • Explain her view on marriage
  • List some of her defining attributes
  • Describe her opinions and observations of other characters in the novel