It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
It was reported by BBC that pride and prejudice is on the 2rd place among the Englishman's favourite novels. It's one of the most famous novel of the world literature. The author, Jane Austen was praised by lots of readers for his ironic diction and vivid detail description.
It was stated that this book tells the love story about two young man. However, the readers could easily find the deeper meanings of this world-class masterwork from the first sentence of this book which include love, marriage, money, class relation and so on. We'll analyze it from four parts.
1.the dialogue of the Bennets
Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and carpice；his wife was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. At the beginning of this story, Mrs. Bennet considered a rich single man as her daughters' fortune and her husband teased her would be the lucky one for her beauty. It's obviously a irony, however, Mrs. Bennete trusted it and pretended to be modest. The author skillfully unfolded the characters of the Bennets by exaggerated and ironic language.
2.the proposal of Mr. Collins
Mr. Collins started to pay his addresses to Elizabeth after knowing Jane's engagement. Readers could find that a number of words describing his tedious confession which seems like lection. He was conceited, hypocritical and posturing. He considered the rejection of Elizabeth as the affection and coquetry of an elegant female. Jane Austen was good at observing surroudings and catching the details in life. It's why the characters in her books are so true and humoristic.
3.Elizabeth and Darcy
The first time Darcy met Elizabeth was on the ball at Meryton. There was a wonderful talk about ball between them.
Just as the title, pride and prejudice, readers certainly should appreciate the part Miss Bingley inviting Elizabeth to walk. Elizabeth snickered Darcy's pride, however, he pointed her defect is willfully to misunderstand people. This is exactly the core of the whole story. Nevertheless, the subtle place is the situation Mr. Darcy met Elizabeth in the first time. With agitation, Darcy gave Elizabeth his heart, however, Elizabeth stoutly refused him. How masterly it was. When reading this part, readers do not know should cry or laugh. Elizabeth considered loving Darcy as a misfortune; however, her became Darcy's wife in the end. what an artful irony!
4.Lydia and Wickham
Lydia, Elizabeth's sister had the playboy Wickham after enlopement. Actually, they made a large of troubles to Mr. Bennets. To readers' surprise, they even considered it as a happy time. There is no limits in future to the impudence of an impudent man!
Jane Austen created a lot of vivid characters and diverting plots. In other words, irony is the soul of this novel.