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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the specific events that occurred in each chapter of Pride and Prejudice for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- Key plotlines in chapters 1-61
- Detailed analysis of specific events from each chapter
- Summary of character interactions within each chapter
1. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 1: Summary & Analysis
Chapter 1 of Pride and Prejudice introduces us to the Bennet family, to the themes of marriage and wealth that will be central to the 1813 novel, and to Jane Austen's satirical tone. Read a synopsis of this chapter and then test yourself.
2. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 2 - 5: Summary & Analysis
This lesson covers the early chapters of 'Pride and Prejudice'. The great event of this segment of the novel is a social dance at Meryton. One chapter is devoted to the dance, and several to discussions of it, through which more is learned about the book's principal characters.
3. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 6 - 9: Summary & Analysis
This lesson covers chapters 6-9 of 'Pride and Prejudice,' in which the acquaintance between the Bennet family and the household at Netherfield deepens, and the courtship of Bingley and Jane progresses... sort of.
4. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 10 - 13: Summary & Analysis
In chapters 10-13 of Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy and Jane conclude their prolonged stay at Netherfield, but not before Lizzy has a series of illuminating conversations with the household. Returning home, the eldest Bennet sisters find that they are themselves to receive a visit. Mr. Collins, nephew and heir to Mr. Bennet, turns up and turns out to be hilariously pompous.
5. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 14 - 17: Summary & Analysis
Mr. Collins continues to be irritating. He even has designs on Lizzy's hand in marriage! The Bennet sisters meet a new lieutenant who is super-hot, super-charming, and has a disturbing tale to tell about Mr. Darcy.
6. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 18 - 21: Summary & Analysis
Chapters 18-21 of Jane Austen's ''Pride and Prejudice'' are packed with action. The much-anticipated ball at Netherfield becomes a nightmare for Lizzy. The next day, things get worse: Mr. Collins asks her to marry him! Then, Mr. Bingley leaves for London... how serious is he really about Jane?
7. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 22 - 25: Summary & Analysis
In Chapters 22-25 of Pride and Prejudice, the plot thickens, but not to the satisfaction of Mrs. Bennet. The romantic prospects of Lizzy and Jane, once so promising, appear to have come to nothing: Mr. Collins becomes engaged elsewhere, and Mr. Bingley remains in London.
8. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 26 - 29: Summary & Analysis
In Chapters 26-29 of Pride and Prejudice, both Lizzy and Jane cope with romantic disappointments. Their Aunt Gardiner provides relief, having Jane to stay with her. When Lizzy goes to visit her friend Charlotte, now married to Mr. Collins, she meets Lady Catherine De Bourgh, Mr. Darcy's aunt.
9. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 30 - 33: Summary & Analysis
In Chapters 30-33 of Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy's stay with Charlotte and Mr. Collins is enlivened by a visit from Mr. Darcy - and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam - to Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Lizzy is charmed by Colonel Fitzwilliam but learns something disturbing about Mr. Bingley's mysterious behavior towards Jane.
10. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 34 - 37: Summary & Analysis
In these pivotal chapters of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy makes one of the worst and most famous marriage proposals in literature. Lizzy gives him a scathing refusal. What she learns in the aftermath forces her to re-evaluate what she knows about him, their acquaintances and, most importantly, herself.
11. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 38 - 41: Summary & Analysis
Chapters 38-41 of Pride and Prejudice cover farewells and reunions. Lizzy returns home from her visit to Charlotte, following Mr. Darcy's proposal. Jane returns from London still hung up on Mr. Bingley. The regiment, including Wickham, leaves Meryton. Last of all, Lydia leaves to visit her friend Mrs. Forster - and the regiment! - in Brighton.
12. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 42 - 45: Summary & Analysis
Chapters 42-45 of 'Pride and Prejudice' cover the summer trip taken by Lizzy and her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner. Lydia, meanwhile, is still visiting the regiment in the resort town of Brighton. At the Gardiners' suggestion, they visit Pemberley, Mr. Darcy's home. Lizzy is surprised to encounter Mr. Darcy himself. This leads to a renewed acquaintance, during which Mr. Darcy behaves in a most unexpected way. Lizzy spends a lot of time analyzing her feelings.
13. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 46 - 49: Summary & Analysis
In Chapters 46-49 of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth learns that her youngest sister Lydia has run away with a man named Wickham. Lydia's actions are considered scandalous, and her entire family's reputation is at stake.
14. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 50 - 53: Summary & Analysis
In Chapters 50-53 of ''Pride and Prejudice,'' the Bennets deal with the aftermath of Lydia and Wickham's scandalous act. Marriage does not entirely resolve the situation. Mr. Bingley returns to the neighborhood, but it's unclear what this means for the Bennets.
15. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 54 - 57: Summary & Analysis
In Chapters 54-57 of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bingley has returned to Netherfield. Jane's prospects for happiness are at last looking good. Lizzy is convinced social obstacles will keep her and Mr. Darcy apart but his aunt appears to think otherwise.
16. Pride and Prejudice Chapter 58 - 61: Summary & Analysis
In the final chapters of 'Pride and Prejudice,' the narrative comes to a gradual end. Rather than ending right after Jane and Bingley (and even Lizzy and Darcy!) are together, Austen uses the conclusion to explore the book's themes of love, marriage, and social class.
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