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Pride and Prejudice

An adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel

Lady Catherine, Mr. Darcy’s aunt, lives in Rosing Park.

She invites Elizabeth.

She also invites Mr. Darcy and a friend, Colonel Fitzwilliam.

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth spend time together.

A few days later

Colonel Fitzwilliam talks with Elizabeth.

He talks about Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley.

“The two men are friends.

One day, they talk about a woman.

After that talk with Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley does not want a bad marriage with that woman.”

Elizabeth is upset.

He is talking about Jane!

Later that day

Mr. Darcy is in love with Elizabeth.

He asks Elizabeth to marry him.

She says no.

She explains why:

He hurts Jane and Mr. Wickham.

Mr. Darcy says: “Jane does not love Mr. Bingley.”

Elizabeth is angry. She answers:

“Jane is shy, but she loves Mr. Bingley!”

Mr. Darcy is hurt.

He leaves.

Mr. Darcy writes a letter to Elizabeth.

He tells her the truth.

A long time ago

Mr. Darcy’s father promises a job to Mr. Wickham.

Then, Mr. Darcy’s father dies.

But Mr. Wickham does not want to work.

He wants money.

Mr. Darcy gives money to Mr. Wickham.

Mr. Wickham spends all the money.

Then, Mr. Wickham asks for more money.

Mr. Darcy says no.

Mr. Wickham seduces Mr. Darcy’s sister, Georgiana.

She is 15 years old.

He leaves her.

Georgiana is hurt.

The present

In his letter, Mr. Darcy also talks about Jane.

He thinks that Jane does not love Mr. Bingley.

He is sorry.

He does not want to hurt Jane.

Elizabeth finds out the truth:

Mr. Wickham is lying!

Mr. Darcy just tries to protect his sister and his friend.

He is not a bad man.

Elizabeth is sorry.

She does not answer to Mr. Darcy.