Pride and Prejudice
Volume 3 Chapter 15
Chapter Summary
- After Lady Catherine leaves, Elizabeth
evaluates what has just happened.
- She begins to wonder how the ...
Chapter Summary
- The next morning, Mr. Bennet asks Elizabeth to
come into his library and read a letter he has
received f...
The Use of “Divert”
1
a :  to turn from one course or use to another : 
deflect<divert traffic to a side street>
b :  distra...
Question #1
How does Mr. Bennet’s reaction when he learnt of
the rumored relationship between his daughter
and Mr. Darcy r...
Question #1
- There is dramatic irony because Mr. Bennet is
mocking the possible proposal by Mr. Darcy to
Elizabeth. Howev...
Question #1
- Mr. Bennet could, or could not have meant
something by his use of “divert”. If he did, it would
be that this...
Question #2
Why was it so surprising to Mr. Bennet that the
rumor was of Mr. Darcy? What would have been his
reaction if i...
Question #2
- Mr Bennet’s reaction was very surprised because
throughout the entire novel, Elizabeth went on about
her vex...
Question #2
- If the rumor had been about any other man, Mr.
Bennet would have mocked Elizabeth, asking her
questions abou...
Question #3
How does Mr. Collins’s reaction to the rumor reveal
character? How does his relationship with Lady
Catherine a...
Question #3
- Mr. Collins is a silly, compliant character which is
reflected in his reaction.
- He says “[Elizabeth] and he...
Question #3
- His relationship with Lady Catherine takes a toll
on his relationship with his family.
- Normally, one would...
Thank You
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Pride and prejudice v3 ch15

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Pride and Prejudice Volume 3 Chapter 15
  • 2. Chapter Summary - After Lady Catherine leaves, Elizabeth evaluates what has just happened. - She begins to wonder how the rumor started. -She concludes that it was the work of the Lucases who were eager for another wedding. - Elizabeth fears that Lady Catherine will convince Darcy to avoid Elizabeth, but tries to convince herself it is not her problem.
  • 3. Chapter Summary - The next morning, Mr. Bennet asks Elizabeth to come into his library and read a letter he has received from Mr. Collins. - This letter explains that Mr. Collins has heard that Mr. Darcy has, or will soon, propose to Elizabeth. However, he advises her against accepting for Lady Catherine’s sake. - As Mr. Bennet finds out about the supposed relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth, he is surprised and “diverted” by even the thought of the rumor being true.
  • 4. The Use of “Divert” 1 a :  to turn from one course or use to another :  deflect<divert traffic to a side street> b :  distract <trying to divert her attention> 2 :  to give pleasure to especially by distracting the attention from what burdens or distresses At first glance, this word may seem to mean “amused” or “entertained”. However, the true meaning is to give pleasure by distracting the attention of something distressing.
  • 5. Question #1 How does Mr. Bennet’s reaction when he learnt of the rumored relationship between his daughter and Mr. Darcy reveal dramatic irony? Given the true definition of “divert”, do you think Mr. Bennet had a underlying meaning relating to another event in the novel? If so, what and why?
  • 6. Question #1 - There is dramatic irony because Mr. Bennet is mocking the possible proposal by Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth. However, it is known that this has actually occurred earlier on in the novel. - Only Elizabeth and Jane are aware of the proposal. Therefore, the rest of the family is oblivious of the situation.
  • 7. Question #1 - Mr. Bennet could, or could not have meant something by his use of “divert”. If he did, it would be that this amusing news is distracting from the pain Lydia has caused the family. - If not, he just used the term for the “amused” side of the definition. Although, this might just be the way the term was used during the time period.
  • 8. Question #2 Why was it so surprising to Mr. Bennet that the rumor was of Mr. Darcy? What would have been his reaction if it was any other man?
  • 9. Question #2 - Mr Bennet’s reaction was very surprised because throughout the entire novel, Elizabeth went on about her vexation towards Mr. Darcy. - During the first Assembly in Meryton, Elizabeth was insulted by the way Mr. Darcy spoke of her. Therefore, he would think it impossible that Elizabeth would be in a relationship with Mr. Darcy.
  • 10. Question #2 - If the rumor had been about any other man, Mr. Bennet would have mocked Elizabeth, asking her questions about her rumored “love” and making her feel quite low and awkward. - His demeaning, sarcastic character reveals this.
  • 11. Question #3 How does Mr. Collins’s reaction to the rumor reveal character? How does his relationship with Lady Catherine affect his relationship with his family?
  • 12. Question #3 - Mr. Collins is a silly, compliant character which is reflected in his reaction. - He says “[Elizabeth] and her noble admirer may be aware of what they are about, and not run hastily into a marriage which has not been properly sanctioned.” - He demonstrates that he likes to follow rules and abide by social constructs.
  • 13. Question #3 - His relationship with Lady Catherine takes a toll on his relationship with his family. - Normally, one would congratulate one’s cousins on their engagement. - Since his compliant character and relation with Lady Catherine deem it to be unacceptable, he diminishes his already weak relationship with his closest family.
  • 14. Thank You

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