Some Pride and Prejudice Coursework TipsSaturday, May 29th, 2010
Find some help with your Pride and Prejudice coursework
Pride and Prejudice is a very famous novel from the early 19th Century. It was written by Jane Austen and published in 1813, sixteen years after the author had finished the original manuscript. Even when the original title was First Impressions, the manuscript was eventually retitled and published as Pride and Prejudice. In this way, Austen managed to repeat an alliteration formula that had already worked with Sense and Sensibility, her first published novel which was very successful.
Today, Pride and Prejudice has sold some 20 million copies worldwide, it has been translated into many different languages (even though it is difficult to reach Austen’s domain of English irony) and it is one of teachers’ favourite topic when it comes to write literature essays or ask for coursework. Pride and Prejudice coursework then, is not supposed to be shockingly original but solid, well-based on personal readings and logically sustained. Here is a piece of advice on how to success if Pride and Prejudice coursework is what you were asked to write.
The plot of the novel
The first tip we can give you is the following: just read Pride and Prejudice. It is a great book and you will probably have some fun with the irony displayed by the great British writer. Of course, we don’t mean you have to read it right now, since you are obviously busy with all the writing to do… that is why we provide you with the basic facts you need to know about the plot. Pride and Prejudice coursework should have at least one section dedicated to establishing and describing the main lines of the plot.
The story is placed in the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, quite close to London. It is the story about the Bennets, a family who has five unmarried daughters, all of which will be poor one day if the father dies and no one can provide for them. Their mother is, of course, desperately looking for husbands for her girls. One of them, Elizabeth Bennet, is the main character. All along the novel she deals with issues of manners, moral rightness, education, upbringing and, of course, marriage in the aristocratic society of early 19th century England. She meets a gentleman, Mr Darcy, whom at first she despises since he seems so proud. But events will eventually change her mind. After all, Darcy will be very helpful when the family goes to a very difficult time after the youngest girl elopes with a gentleman of bad reputation.
Since it is such a well-known book read world wide, there are many adaptations of this novel to the big screen (as well as some to television and theatre). The most recent film dates from 2005, with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy. Very popular Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding, was also inspired by an adaptation of the BBC for television. You may watch any of them to get some inspiration before writing your Pride and Prejudice coursework.