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PostSubject: The Second Level of Inquiry (complete after book is read)   Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:13 pm

Is this novel a 'fable' or 'chronicle'?

What does the central character want? What is standing in his or her way? And what strategy does he or she pursue in order to overcome this block?

Who is telling this story?

Where is this story set?

What style does the writer employ?

Images and metaphores?

Beginnings and endings?
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PostSubject: The Second Level of Inquiry   Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:27 am

Is this novel a 'fable' or 'chronicle'?
This story is a chronicle. Austen shows us reality through psychological detail, coversation, and emotion.

What does the central character want? What is standing in his or her way? And what strategy does he or she pursue in order to overcome this block?
The central character, Elizabeth, wants to find love and happiness, but she also wants to be valued for her mind and opinions, she wants someone to treat her as an equal, someone that respects her and that she respects in return. Standing in her way, is not only the social boundaries of the culture that she lives in, her family's social class and behaviors, and the restraints she places on herself through her prejudices, pride, stubborness, feelings of inferiority, and insecurities. Through the story Elizabeth (and Darcy) grow as people, and learn to accept their own faults and personal humility.

Where is this story set?
England, early 1800's

What style does the writer employ?
The author utilizes dialogue to show the reader personal characteristics of each character. Dialogue and interactions with each other also show the character's growth through the story.


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PostSubject: Re: The Second Level of Inquiry (complete after book is read)   Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:51 am

Elizabeth, being the central character, is the role model for marrying for the right reasons. I know that is an opinion, but apparently some of the characters don't have that value. Elizabeth grows in this book and it makes us realize that there is a place for growth in all of us. Her mother didn't help with this evolution, Darcy did.
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PostSubject: Re: The Second Level of Inquiry (complete after book is read)   Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:25 am

this be book is a chronicle. a series of events in calendar order.
Elizabeth wants happiness and is not willing to 'settle' for social conventons sake.
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