Pride and Prejudice chapters 57-59 due 3-27

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Chapter 57:

  1. What does Elizabeth assume Lady Catherine intends to do?
  2. What advice does Mr. Collins give in his letter?

Chapter 58:

  1. What does Elizabeth thank Darcy for? What is his response?
  2. What gave Darcy hope?
  3. What does Darcy says of his own behavior toward Elizabeth? What is her response?
  4. What was Darcy taught and not taught as a child?
  5. What role did Darcy play in brining Bingley and Jane together?

Chapter 59:

  1. What is Jane’s reaction to Elizabeth’s news about her acceptance of Darcy?
  2. what does Jane want Elizabeth to marry for?
  3. What is Mrs. Bennet sorry for?
  4. Why does Elizabeth know that Darcy’s proposal will make Mr. Bennet unhappy?
  5. What grief does Mr. Bennet not want for Elizabeth?
  6. What is Mrs. Bennet’s reaction to the proposal?
  7. What does Mr. Bennet say about his 3 sons-in-law?

Pride and Prejudice chapters 54-56 due 3-26

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Chapter 54

  1. What does Jane proclaim about Bingley?
  2. What is Elizabeth hopeful for? Does her wish come true?
  3. Why does Mrs. Bennet like Mrs. Long’s nieces?

Chapter 55:

  1. Why won’t Jane go downstairs immediately when Bingley arrives?
  2. What does Mr. Bingley not do, despite Mrs. Bennet’s best efforts?
  3. What does Elizabeth interrupt on a subsequent visit by Mr. Bingley?
  4. What is Mr. Bennet’s prediction for Jane and Bingley?
  5. How long does the engagement remain secret? Why?

Chapter 56:

  1. Who shows up at Longbourne?
  2. What “report of a most alarming nature” has reached Lady Catherine?
  3. What “peculiar sort of engagement” do Mr. Darcy and Miss deBourgh have?
  4. What does Lady Catherine say of an alliance between Elizabeth and Darcy?
  5. What promise does Elizabeth refuse to make?
  6. Why would Pemberly be “polluted” by a marriage between Darcy and Elizabeth?

Pride and Prejudice chapters 51-53 due 3-25

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Chapter 51:

  1. How has marriage changed Lydia?
  2. According Lydia, why is it a pity all the Bennets didn’t go to Brighton?
  3. What is Lydia’s attitude toward her aunt and uncle (the Gardiners)? Why is this inappropriate?
  4. What secret does Lydia let slip?

Chapter 52:

  1. Read the whole letter. What role did Darcy play in the marriage and future living of Lydia and Wickham?
  2. According to Mrs. Gardiner, why has Darcy acted in this manner?
  3. According to Mrs. Gardiner, what is Darcy’s true fault?
  4. What does Elizabeth’s heart whisper to her?
  5. Why does Wickham “hardly (know) how to look”?

Chapter 53:

  1. What are Lydia’s thoughts on writing?
  2. Who is returning to the neighborhood? What is Mrs. Bennet’s reaction?
  3. What does Jane declare?
  4. Why is Elizabeth astonished? What is she hoping for?
  5. What is missing from Lydia’s wedding announcement in the newspapers?

Pride and Prejudice chapters 48-50 due 3-22

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Chapter 48:

  1. How do Mrs. Gardiner and Aunt Phillips’ visits differ?
  2. How has Wickham’s reputation in Meryton changed?
  3. What’s one of the reasons they can’t find Wickham and Lydia?
  4. In this letter, what does Mr. Collins say would have been a blessing in comparison?
  5. What would have made Lydia’s infamy easier to bear for Elizabeth?
  6. Who does Mr. Bennet blame for the situation? How does his attitude toward his daughters change?

Chapter 49:

  1. Summarize Mr. Gardiner’s letter.
  2. What do the Bennets believe Mr. Gardiner has done?
  3. Why must Lydia and Wickham marry?
  4. What does Jane believe about Lydia and Wickham’s relationship/their future life together?
  5. How does the news of Lydia’s marriage affect Mrs. Bennet?

Chapter 50:

  1. What kind of financial planner is Mr. Bennet?
  2. What has been the first object of Mrs. Bennet’s wishes since Jane was 16?
  3. According to Mr. Bennet, where will Lydia and Wickham never be welcome?
  4. What is Mrs. Bennet “more alive to”?
  5. How is Elizabeth feeling toward Darcy?
  6. Where will Lydia and Wickham settle?

Pride and Prejudice ch’s 45-47 due 3-21

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Chapter 45

  1. What is “wrong” with Georgiana’s reception of Elizabeth and Mrs. Gardiner?
  2. Where have the men been?
  3. What is Mr. Darcy anxious for?
  4. Who doesn’t know about Wickham’s seduction of Georgiana?
  5. What is Darcy’s response to Miss Bingley’s trash-talking about Elizabeth?
  6. About whom do Elizabeth and Mrs. Gardiner not talk?

Chapter 46

  1. Who has run off together?
  2. What news does the second letter bring?
  3. Who shows up when Elizabeth finishes reading the second letter? What is his reaction?
  4. What does Elizabeth now realize about Darcy and her chances with him?
  5. What does Elizabeth admit to herself about Wickham?

Chapter 47

  1. What do Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner think about Wickham’s intentions?
  2. What is all that’s been in Lydia’s head for the past year?
  3. Who is the one person Mrs. Bennet does NOT blame for the situation?
  4. What lesson does Mary take from all this?

Pride and Prejudice chapters 42-44 due 3-20

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Chapter 42

  1. Describe Mr. Bennet’s feelings toward his wife.
  2. Why is Elizabeth looking forward so much to her trip to the Lake country.
  3. Why is Jane the favorite of her cousins?
  4. What estate do Elizabeth and Gardiners intend to visit?

Chapter 43:

  1. What does Elizabeth think of Pemberly?
  2. What saves Elizabeth “from something very like regret”?
  3. Why is the housekeeper, Mrs. Reynolds, unsure of when Mr. Darcy will ever marry?
  4. How does she describe Darcy as an adult and as a child?
  5. Who shows up (a day earlier than expected)?
  6. Why is Elizabeth pleased that Darcy gets to meet her aunt and uncle?
  7. who does Darcy want to introduce to Elizabeth?

Chapter 44:

  1. What do Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner make of the attention they receive from Darcy?
  2. What is Miss Darcy like?
  3. How has Darcy changed in Elizabeth’s view?
  4. What invitation is extended?
  5. What is Wickham’s reputation in this area?
  6. How does Elizabeth feel about Darcy?

Pride and Prejudice chapter 39-41 due 3-19

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Chapter 39

  1. Why do Jane and Elizabeth have to pay for lunch?
  2. Why is Mary King “safe”?
  3. What does Lydia talk about the whole way home?
  4. What does Mary say she would prefer?
  5. Why doesn’t Elizabeth want to go to Meryton?
Chapter 40
  1. What is Jane’s reaction to Elizabeth’s revelation of Darcy’s proposal?
  2. Who does Jane feel sorry for?
  3. What does Elizabeth ask Jane’s advice on? What is their decision?
  4. What doesn’t Elizabeth reveal to Jane?
Chapter 41
  1. Why are the younger sisters upset with Jane and Elizabeth?
  2. What invitation does Lydia receive?
  3. What is Elizabeth’s argument against it?
  4. Why does Mr. Bennett allow Lydia to go?
  5. In the days before the regiment leaves, how does Wickham behave toward Elizabeth?
  6. What does Elizabeth ask Wickham? What is his reaction?
  7. What is Elizabeth doing with (or to) Wickham?

Pride & Prejudice chapters 36-38 due 3-18

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Chapter 36

  1. What is Elizabeth’s initial reaction to Darcy’s letter?
  2. Why doesn’t Elizabeth corroborate the story with Fitzwilliam?
  3. What does Elizabeth now realize about Wickham?
  4. How now does Elizabeth reflect on her own behavior?

Chapter 37

  1. What does Lady Catherine say about daughters and fathers?
  2. Why doesn’t Mr. Bennet rein in the youngest Bennet sisters?

Chapter 38

  1. What is Mr. Collins’ view of his relationship with Charlotte?
  2. How do Maria and Elizabeth’s experiences at Hunsford compare?

Pride & Prejudice chapters 32-35 due 3-15

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Chapter 32

  1. Who comes to the house?
  2. What does Charlotte say of the visit?
  3. Who does Charlotte picture with Elizabeth?

Chapter 33

  1. Why does Elizabeth tell Darcy she likes this particular path? What is the result?
  2. Why haven’t Fitzwilliam and Darcy left Rosings?
  3. What does Fitzwilliam reveal to Elizabeth?

Chapter 34

  1. Who shows up alone again?
  2. What does he admit to and what does he ask?
  3. What is Elizabeth’s reaction/response?
  4. What is his return response?
  5. What are Elizabeth’s final words on the topic?

Chapter 35

  1. Who delivers a letter to Elizabeth?
  2. Summarize the letter in 2-3 sentences.

Pride & Prejudice chap’s 28-31

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Chapter 28:

1. What is Mr. Collins expecting from Elizabeth as he give her the tour of the parsonage?

2. When in there an “air of comfort” in the home?

3. Why does Maria get excited?

Chapter 29:

1. Why is Collins’ triumph complete?

2. Why shouldn’t Elizabeth be worried about her dress?

3. Why were introductions at Rosings done in a “proper manner”?

4. What does Lady Catherine seem gratified by at dinner?

5. What sort of education did Elizabeth and her sisters receive?

6. What astonishes Lady Catherine?


Chapter 30

1. Why does Charlotte use the back room for her drawing room?

2. Who is coming to Rosings?

3. Why does Elizabeth ask if Darcy has seen Jane in town?


Chapter 31

1. Why aren’t Elizabeth and the Collinses invited to Rosings as often?

2. What would Lady Catherine have been proficient at had she ever learned?

3. Why is Mr. Darcy ashamed?

4. What makes Elizabeth laugh?

5. What talent does Mr. Darcy not claim to possess? What is Elizabeth’s response?

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