¨Pride and Prejudice¨ through art. book by Jane Austen

Tour led by Cecilia Wood.

¨How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.¨ - Wayne Dyer This chosen epigraph represents the book because the books is focused around relationships, and how you treat someone is the most important part of any relationship. But, if you react to the other person in a distasteful way, your relationship won't move forward, and you won't be happy.
Setting the scene - "Pride and Prejudice" takes place in England in the early 1800's. In this time period, class separation was very important to wealthy folks.
The theme of this book is the relationship between a man and a woman, and how in England, it was most important that the women be wed to wealthy men. This book takes you on a journey of how young men and women struggled with love and life in the 1800's. The tone of this book is amiable, meaning pleasant or friendly. This word suits the book because not only is it used everywhere in the text, but also describes the manner of every character. When interacting with each other, every character has a pleasant manner that gives them a good face with other, possilby weathly, people.
While Eliza Bennet and her many sisters would not have been this dressed up, others the Bennet family knew would be able to afford such fine clothing.
Here is an example of the level of social classes in England, and how the rich would dress to show off their wealth.
Eliza Bennet would look somewhat like this. She would have been more dressed up, though. Go here for a peek at a day in Eliza's life. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CbZmo9ZwSTxTgAxc0C8vi6bpZU7JwvcJuGZXuomTqNM/edit
Fashion is a main point in this book because of the different social classes. If you could afford the best clothing, you were sure to show it off.
In my opinion, this peculiar painting shows curiosity. I believe that Eliza is a very curious girl and yearns to know love and a good realtionship with a wealthy man. Click here to see a mandala representing Eliza's character traits. https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1Gw3H00gdyH8yjRWockXPZgV4eNpZ7YKfgPdoImdOBwI/edit
Text to text - In "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, there is a scene where Mr. Darcy is writing letters, and Eliza is there, with him, wanting to know everything about it. In the book "Little Women," by Louisa May Alcott, there is a scene where Marmee writes a letter to the school her daughter attneds, and her other daughters are curious as to why.
This woman, dressed in a white dress, looks as if she could be in a wedding gown. This relates to "Pride and Prejudice" in that fact that in the early 1800's, it was most important that a woman was married to a wealthy man. In Austen's book, Mrs. Bennet is always looking out for wealthy men for her many daughters.
This picture reminds me of when Eliza and her sister, Jane, received a letter from Mr. Bingley, a very wealthy man. It said that he was moving back to his old house for the winter, and would not see them for a while. This made Jane sad because she had been hoping to win Mr. Bingley's heart.
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