Book Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
A Bird’s Eye View
Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England. This Georgian era writer dared to be different in a period which believed that a woman’s only aim in life to be married well in life. Her stories became popular among the present-day readers. The fact that Jane tried to express her thoughts with clarity and with much sensitivity gives her books a feeling of familiarity.
The story in a Nutshell:
The story is a simple process of match-fixing based on a factor called love. The couples whose lives have been set forward for discussion are unique and have their own character faults. Jane plays into each social, emotional and intellectual element to bring out a wonderful romance that was well thought-out plot progress.
My Likes and Dislikes
I really liked this novel a lot because it was so close to the Indian social setting that is still seen in the present day. I was taken in by the wonderful sense of similarity that I found in the 18th Century England and the present day 21st Century India. But our arranged marriage have been extolled for the patience shown by the couple. It seemed like novel were speaking of arranging love to fit a well-settled marriage proposal for a young lady.
I didn’t have much to dislike in this book because I feel more helpless at the stifling factor of marriage. The entire female fraternity did nothing but just get ready for the next ball and talk about trinkets of the suitability of match. At one point I couldn’t take it anymore.
The saving grace is that the story is beautiful flows into each section when the main characters undergo a change of heart. That kept me reverted to the story so much that I was quietly agreeable to the subject.
This book is an excellent tea-break read-up. If you don’t much think for arranged or love marriage, then I feel this book might be difficult to consume; but if you wish to experience the yester eras then this is the best book to try out. In my case, I am still stuck in the cloud with the thoughts of finding a marriage that really didn’t have any friction in it. I am rather curious as to how Elizabeth and Darcy would have lived. Since this feel-good book ends with Elizabeth finding a match that was made of love and financially sound too.