Help with Questions to Pride and Prejudice: Examine Austen’s use of irony
1. Examine Austen’s use of irony throughout the novel. Give examples of structural irony as well as irony within the narrator’s descriptions and characters’ dialogue.
2. Explore the developing relationship between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. How do they misunderstand each other, and when do they reach accord?
3. Why do you think Pride and Prejudice has such moving force for so many readers?
4. Darcy’s behavior is very different at the end of the novel from what it is at the start. Do you think this change is credible within the story? Explain why or why not.