Pride and Prejudice Click here for a copy of the lecture. Reflection assignment: For this novel we are going to concentrate on the “meaning of the work as a whole” from the very beginning. For each section, write a 250-word response that focuses in on one or more of the “meanings” or themes listed below and discuss how they are illustrated in this section.
class, rank, economics
social mores, decorum, propriety, social expectations
the individual vs. society
the narrator’s voice—uses free indirect discourse (narrated monologue of the character), but has a distinct voice
duets (the difficulties the characters have in understanding each other in the dialogue exchanges)
For each of these entries, you may deal with one or more of these themes. Try to go beyond identifying that they are present in the section, but discuss how they function in this part of the novel and the significance at that particular moment in the novel. You must cite specific page numbers and quotations when appropriate.
Reading Schedule: Section Chapters
Section 1 Volume I, 1-23 due 4/7 Reflection due no later that April 10
Section 2 Volume II, 1-19 due 4/11 Reflection due no later than April 15
Section 3 Volume III, 1-19 due 4/21 Reflection due no later than April 22