Pride and Prejudice - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 9-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: England, 18th-19th Century

Genre: British Literature

Page Count: 76 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 11-12 weeks

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
From the first sentence of the novel, Jane Austen exercises wry irony, humor, and sharp insight into people and relationships at the dawn of England's Regency period, sometime during the Napoleonic Wars (1792 - 1815).
When Mrs. Bennet learns nearby Netherfield Park has been rented to an eligible gentleman, she is determined he shall fall in love with one of her daughters. But the affable Mr. Bingley, who does take a liking to Jane Bennet, has a dour friend in Mr. Darcy, who little likes the Bennet clan and particularly runs afoul of Elizabeth Bennet. Then tragedy strikes when Elizabeth's youngest sister runs away with a young officer.
From the sweetness of Jane, to the insensitive arrogance of Lady Catherine, to the silliness and absurdity of Mr. Collins and Mrs. Bennet, this book is not only a close look at relationships, but a shrewd look at individual pride and failings.

Progeny Press' Pride and Prejudice English/Language Arts curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts credit: This is a one-quarter credit high school level Literature curriculum.
Author Biography: Learn more about Jane Austen.
Before-You-Read Activities: History research, mapping, analysis, character list.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Dialect, fact vs. opinion, humor, irony, in context, dictionary, proverbs, foil, paraphrase, antonym, synonym, foreshadow, compare/contrast, paradox, grammar, analogy, parallelism, hyperbole, cause and effect, contrivance, dilemma, epiphany, comic relief, framework story, flashback, hubris, poetic justice, structure, conflict, point of view, theme, dynamic vs. static, precis.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Pride, wealth, power, humility, judgmentalism, peace, gossip, prejudice, gentle words, counsel, wisdom, prodigal son, good character, kindness, stewardship, consequences, love forgives and forgets.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Napoleonic Wars, field trips, art, photography, poetry, class discussion, multiple essay choices, creative writing, biography.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Movie suggestions included.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Formatted with your High School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refines their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Book Awards
#2 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200) • #4 on The Great American Read • Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
England, 18-19th Century
British Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
91 pages
Study Guide Author:
Tiffany A. H. Colonna
For the Book By:
Jane Austen
Workbook ISBN: