Pride and Prejudice Chapter 58 - 61: Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 58 of Pride and Prejudice, how does Lizzy fear her mother will embarrass her in front of Mr. Darcy?

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1. In Chapter 58 of Pride and Prejudice, how does Mr. Darcy show that he's changed over the course of the novel?

2. In Chapter 59 of Pride and Prejudice, how does Mr. Bennet react to the news that Darcy wants to marry Lizzy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chapters 58 - 61 of Pride and Prejudice find Elizabeth Bennet keeping an enormous secret from her family and dealing with her growing love for Mr. Darcy. This quiz/worksheet combination will question you on your understanding of the fundamental change in Darcy's character, Mr. Bennet's reaction to Lizzy's choice of husband and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will ask about the following:

  • Why Elizabeth dreads her mother's reaction to Darcy's visit in Chapter 58
  • Who is notified of their impending marriage
  • What the neighbors feel about the double wedding

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm your understanding of how Mr. Bennet's concern for Lizzy's happiness demonstrates that marriage is more than a social contract
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how feelings and emotions are handled in the book
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the changes that take place in the characters of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth

Additional Learning

For more information about the resolution of Austen's classic, access Pride and Prejudice Chapter 58 - 61: Summary & Analysis. The lesson addresses the objectives below:

  • Understand how Lizzy and Darcy embody pride and prejudice
  • Examine why Mr. Bennet's marriage to Mrs. Bennet is not a happy one
  • Analyze the reason for Mrs. Bennet's triumph when her daughters achieve such advantageous marriages
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