Pride and Prejudice.

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Mind Map on Pride and Prejudice., created by lamb_chop on 08/07/2013.

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Pride and Prejudice.
  1. Characters.
    1. Mr and Mrs Bennet.

      Annotations:

      • - 5 daughters. - Don't have a very intimate or affectionate marriage. - Mr Bennet is the ruler of the household. - Mrs Bennet only cares about her daughters all being married to wealthy men.  
      1. Lydia Bennet.

        Annotations:

        • - Youngest one of the Bennet's. - Noisy, immature and silly. - Ran away with Mr Wickham and got married at the age of 16. 
        1. marries..
          1. Mr Wickham.

            Annotations:

            • - Soldier. - Has a bad history with Mr Darcy. - Initially caught Elizabeth's attention until she found out how horrible his nature is. - Has a past of marrying women to take their money and leave them.   - Marries Lydia because Mr Darcy pays him to. 
        2. Jane Bennet.

          Annotations:

          • - Eldest of all 5 sisters. - Her mother tells everyone that she is the most 'handsome' out of all her daughters. - Marries Mr Bingley. 
          1. falls in love and marries..
            1. Mr Bingley.

              Annotations:

              • - Close friends with Mr Darcy. - Wealthy. - Marries Jane Bennet. - Very friendly and approachable. 
              1. related to..
                1. Caroline Bingley.

                  Annotations:

                  • - Mr Bingley's sister. - Fancies Mr Darcy. - Dislikes Elizabeth and is openly rude to her because she knows Mr Darcy is interested in Lizzy and not her. 
          2. Kitty Bennet.

            Annotations:

            • - Second youngest of the 5. - Silly and immature like Lydia. 
            1. Elizabeth Bennet.

              Annotations:

              • - Second eldest of the 5 sisters. - Quite secretive and secluded from the family. - Keeps to herself and doesn't share emotions. - Disliked Mr Darcy at first, then fell in love and married. - Liked Mr Wickham at first, then changed her opinion of him once she found out his true nature. - Strong willed = showed when she stood up for herself to Lady Catherine.  
              1. falls in love and marries..
                1. Mr Darcy.

                  Annotations:

                  • - Extremely wealthy. - First impressions: stubborn, arrogant and rude. - Falls in love with Elizabeth Bennet. - Proves to her that he is a good man and she has misunderstood him. - Married Elizabeth. 
                  1. related to..
                    1. Lady Catherine.

                      Annotations:

                      • - Mr Darcy's aunt. - Owns her own land which Mr Collins lives on. - Higher class than everyone else due to her title of 'Lady'. - Dislikes Elizabeth, and lets her know, because she is marrying Mr Darcy when Lady Catherine's daughter was arranged to marry him from infancy.  
                      1. Georgiana Darcy.

                        Annotations:

                        • - Mr Darcy's sister. - Very nice and friendly. - Approves of Mr Darcy's marriage to Elizabeth.  
                      2. close friends.
                    2. best friends with..
                      1. Charlotte Lucas.

                        Annotations:

                        • - Best friends with Elizabeth Bennet. - 27 years old. - Married Mr Collins. - Married to move out of home with her parents, and not to be a burden upon them and continue to disappoint them. 
                        1. marries..
                    3. Mary Bennet.

                      Annotations:

                      • - Middle child out of the 5 sisters. - Very focused on her studying and music playing. - Very quiet and not sociable with the family and others. 
                      1. cousins with..
                        1. Mr Collins.

                          Annotations:

                          • - Married Charlotte Lucas. - Cousins with Mr Bennet. - Inherits Mr Bennet's estate once he passes. - Originally planned to marry one of the Bennet daughters to keep their estate within the family.  
                    4. Themes.
                      1. First Impressions.

                        Annotations:

                        • This theme suggests that Pride and Prejudice is a novel about people who rely on the initial appearance and behaviour of others when forming opinions about them. 
                        1. Elizabeth Bennet.

                          Annotations:

                          • - First impressions of Darcy was that he was arrogant and portrayed his pride in a rude manner, and from point dot she didn't like him. - First impressions of Wickham was that he was a handsome innocent man who only held good intentions. 
                          1. Mr Darcy.

                            Annotations:

                            • - Darcy disliked the Bennet family. (mostly Mrs Bennet) - First impressions of Elizabeth were that she was an unattractive girl who was of no interest to him. - First impressions of Jane were that she was indifferent.
                            1. Mrs Bennet.

                              Annotations:

                              • - First impressions of any unmarried man is that they are potential husbands for her 5 daughters. - First impressions of Mr Darcy were that he was a "a most disagreeable, horrid man".  
                            2. Courting and Marriage.

                              Annotations:

                              • The institution of marriage is of fundamental importance, socially and financially, especially to women. 
                              1. Social Balls.

                                Annotations:

                                • - allows people to meet but not a lot of intimacy.  - the men ask for permission to dance with a woman, and dancing more than once with the same person is a sign of interest, just like Bingley did with Jane.  
                                1. Visiting the family.

                                  Annotations:

                                  • - custom for courting men to call in regularly on the families of the women they are interested in, to follow this up with marriage proposals and formal requests for parental permission to wed. 
                                  1. Practicality or Love?

                                    Annotations:

                                    • Most women in Jane Austen's era married for practicality over love. For example; Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins to stop disappointing her parents and finally move out, and start her own life at the age of 27.  No love involved originally. 
                                  2. Prejudice and Pride.

                                    Annotations:

                                    • Jane Austen writes at a point of social change, and one area in which pride is seen to prevail is in the differences of class and wealth between characters. 
                                    1. Elizabeth Bennet.

                                      Annotations:

                                      • - Prejudice against Mr Darcy at first when she makes up her mind about him too quickly, based on his rude and stand-offish behaviour. 
                                      1. Mr Darcy.

                                        Annotations:

                                        • Learns to regulate his pride appropriately and must learn to bury his prejudices against the Bennet family when addressing himself to Elizabeth .
                                        1. Mr Collins.

                                          Annotations:

                                          • Is very proud to be associated with Lady Catherine and her vision of the world. He is shown as ludicrously proud and stupid.
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