Discussion Questions for Pride and Prejudice

Questions on plot, themes, and social commentary

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Lombardi, Esther. "Discussion Questions for Pride and Prejudice." ThoughtCo, Aug. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/pride-and-prejudice-questions-for-study-741121. Lombardi, Esther. (2017, August 7). Discussion Questions for Pride and Prejudice. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/pride-and-prejudice-questions-for-study-741121 Lombardi, Esther. "Discussion Questions for Pride and Prejudice." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/pride-and-prejudice-questions-for-study-741121 (accessed October 23, 2017).
Pride & Prejudice - Austen
Pride & Prejudice - Austen. White's Fine Edition, Illustrator Kazuko Nomoto.

Pride and Prejudice is one of the most well-known works by Jane Austen. A classic piece of literature, the ever satiric Jane Austen brings us a love story that both is critical of 19th-century English society and reminds us not to take first impressions too seriously. 

Still very popular, Pride and Prejudice is a great story to discuss with friends and classmates. Here is a list of questions that can be used for conversation.

  • What is important about the title?
  • What conflicts did you notice in Pride and Prejudice? Were they physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional conflicts?
  • How does Jane Austen reveal character in Pride and Prejudice?
  • What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
  • What are some symbols in Pride and Prejudice? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
  • Is Elizabeth Bennet consistent in her actions? Is she a fully developed character? Why?
  • Do you find the characters likable? Are the characters persons you would want to meet?
  • Does the novel end the way you expected? Why?
  • What is the primary purpose of the novel? Do you find the purpose important or meaningful?
  • How does the novel relate to feminist literature?
  • How essential is the setting to the story? Could the story have taken place anywhere else?
  • What is the role of women in the text? How are mothers represented? What about single and/or independent women?
  • Would you recommend this novel to a friend?
     
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mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Lombardi, Esther. "Discussion Questions for Pride and Prejudice." ThoughtCo, Aug. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/pride-and-prejudice-questions-for-study-741121. Lombardi, Esther. (2017, August 7). Discussion Questions for Pride and Prejudice. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/pride-and-prejudice-questions-for-study-741121 Lombardi, Esther. "Discussion Questions for Pride and Prejudice." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/pride-and-prejudice-questions-for-study-741121 (accessed October 23, 2017).