Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I have read up to page 104.
The plot up to this point follows the Bennet family: Mrs. Bennet, Mr. Bennet, Jane, Elizabeth, Kitty, Mary, and Lydia, as they interact with the people and places around their small house in the English countryside. There is lots of drama concerning the girls because two men hve moved into Netherfield Hall not too far away from Longbourn. Mrs. Bennet is obsessed with getting all of her daughters good husbands, and the book follows the family from parlour to drawing room to ballroom as you learn more about the characters and what they feel about one another. Jane and Mr. Bingley are in love, the proud Mr. Darcy cannot stop looking at Lizzy yet she being prejudiced thinks him the most insufferable man in the world, Mr. Collins is trying to marry one of his cousins, the youngest sisters are fawning over the regiment stationed at Meryton, the sinister Mr. Wickham threatens to steal Lizzy's heart, and the Bingley sisters are both trying to prevent a match between their brother and the Bennet family. It os a comedy, a sort of dance as the characters move from one civilized setting to another, passing judgement behind the others backs and trying to get the outcome that he or she wants.
" 'So Lizzy,' he said one day. 'your sister is crossed in love, I find. I congratulate her. Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of, and it gives her a sort of distinction among her companions. When is your turn to come? You will hardly bear to be outdone by Jane.'" (Austen 101).
I thought that this quote was very interesting because all the members of the Bennet household have their own problems or concerns, and they re all trying to get out of one marrige or into another own, trying to find someone to fall in love with, or trying to escape the crazy family chaos that surrounds them. I think that the quote is important because all of the Bennets are headstrong and are very opinionated and will not hesitate to say something, but Jane seems to be the one who has chosen not to get sucked into the insanity that is her family and their lifestyle.