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I do like a good classic…
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This was the first time I read Pride and Prejudice in English and the experience was interesting. And a lot easier than I had expected. Now I understand how peculiar that might sound, but let me explain. Even though I know my knowledge of the English language is extremely good, I still didn’t know how difficult Austen’s English might be for me. And yes, sometimes I had difficulties understanding what was said in the book, I had to read the same sentence twice to understand exactly what it meant and yes, there were many words new to me but in the end all that mattered very little. Of course it helped that I knew the storyline, so it was easier to follow even if I didn’t understand everything right away. Now I’m eager to read Austen’s other books in English as well, I have Emma and Sense and Sensibility waiting for me right now1 :)
As for the book and story itself, I was surprised to notice that this time I wasn’t as overwhelmed by Eliza and Darcy’s love as I was the last time I read the book. This time I paid more attention to the world and society the characters lived in. Times have changed tremendously from the 19th century, but still I cannot but resent the idea of marriage being the most important goal in life and to marry well – that was the utmost success. And even for Elizabeth, even though she is portrayed as somewhat of a rebel, that is her objective. I’ve always seen her as a rational person but now I think I must change my view of her, for she is not as different and rebellious as I had remembered. Nothing bad about that, she’s just a fictional character after all and I still enjoyed her wit very much, she is an intelligent girl, more than an average girl of that time, I should think.
This book is a classic, and if for nothing else, one should read it for the sake of becoming a bit more cultured (in literature, at least). And hey, it’s one of the greatest love stories ever – that has got to mean something as well. ;)
The plot line is classic and a bit cliché. However, it is worth consuming this because the love described is intense and basically one of the dreams girls normally have when it comes to findind their soulmate.
I started reading this before watching the tv series or film of it, and I honestly couldn’t cope with it. I’ve now watched the tv series and am trying to read it again, but I’m still having trouble coming to terms with Austen’s primitive language and long sentences. I’ve gotta read it though, as I’m studying it for my English GCSE :|
when i began reading this book i had trouble reading it due to austen’s diction. it was pretty boring to me, but when i was around half-way through, i started to read at a faster pace and the book seemed to interest me a bit. i felt as if the ending was a bit lame though.