In the “Spirit of Competition”, Pride and Prejudice displays passion between many different people. Not only are the girls competitive, but so are the parents who want the best for their children. The beginning of the novel starts out with all the girls in Longbourn seeking Mr. Bingley’s affection. Rivalry is also present between Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Elizabeth. Lady Catherine wishes Mr. Darcy to marry her daughter instead of Elizabeth. Society pushes Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth apart, but love finds a way to succeed.
Pride and Prejudice, is available through Indiana Humanities Novel Conversations lending library. Request a set (for free!) for your book club today.
In September, October and November, Indiana Humanities is exploring the topic of “civility,” as part of its Spirit of Competition theme.