The bonnets are a humble family blessed with 5 daughters. The marriage of these 5 daughters is the sole aim in Mrs Bennets life. Mr Bennet however seems more attached to his library than his family – Elizabeth being an exception. The arrival of the wealthy Bingleys in the neighborhood excites many a positive vibes. Mrs Bennet expected Jane being the eldest and most beautiful to be the center of attraction to the rich, settled and handsome Bingley which sure does prove true in the long run. But Bingleys social ties seem to complicate issues. His friend Darcy is entangled between the vexation of such low society of his friend and strikingly admirable nature of Elizabeth. Darcy earns the reputation of highly proud and unacceptable character. The Bingleys leave the neighborhood with short notice leaving a sad Jane behind. Elizabeth discovering Darcy’s hand in the sudden parting is all the more against this proud, snobbish person.
Elizabeth an observer of character had
Yes it was a feast for the verbivore as you would see. Thoughtful analysis of human behavior and interactions wrapped in alarmingly beautiful words. To give you a subtle taste of it – “Undoubtedly there is meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation. Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.”
The dawning of the relevance of the title to the entire thread of the story I would say was the dessert!
Advice – As I would say for most classics. If you have time and the mind – go for it. If you are really interested the nature of human characteristics and reactions, if concealed emotions pique your interest, if subtle humor amuse you and if you are interested in the intricate web of words! You must read it.