Study Guide compares the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen to the movie version Pride and Prejudice (2005) starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, and Carey Mulligan. Universal Studios.
THE MOVIE VERSION OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
IS NOT LIKE THE BOOK by Jane Austen
RECOMMENDED MOVIE: Pride and Prejudice (2005) starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, and Carey Mulligan. Universal Studios.
WHAT’S IN THE BOOK THAT’S NOT IN THE MOVIE?
Louisa Hurst, Mr. Hurst, Maria Lucas, Mr. Denny, Colonel and Mrs. Forster, Elizabeth’s two refusals to dance with Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth’s dances with Mr. Collins, two drawing room scenes, one dance scene, two dinners at Lady Catherine’s, Mr. Bingley’s visits and dinners with the Bennets, Elizabeth’s playing the piano and singing, Maria Lucas and her father’s visit to the parsonage with Elizabeth, letters from Caroline Bingley to Jane Bennet, Mr. Bingley’s sisters at Pemberly when Elizabeth visits, Mr. Collins’s advice to disown Lydia and Mr. Wickham
WHAT’S IN THE MOVIE THAT’S NOT IN THE BOOK?
Mr. Darcy’s kissing Elizabeth, a pig, cows and other livestock and a hay barn at the Bennets’ home, Mr. Bingley’s proposal, Mr. Darcy’s declaration of love in a rainstorm, Lady Catherine’s late-night visit to Longbourn, Elizabeth’s coldness to Mr. Wickham after his marriage, scenes by lakes and rivers, the final movie scene between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy
WHAT’S THE SAME?
The romances (Mr. Bingley and Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, Lydia and Mr. Wickham), Lady Catherine’s attempt to break up Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy’s attempt to break up Mr. Bingley and Jane, Jane’s illness while visiting Netherfield, Elizabeth’s walk in the mud to Netherfield, the Bingley sisters’ ridicule of Elizabeth and the Bennet family, Elizabeth’s marriage to Mr. Darcy, Jane’s marriage to Mr. Bingley, Charlotte’s marriage to Mr. Collins, Lydia’s marriage to Mr. Wickham, Mr. Collins’s inheritance of the Bennet home, Mr. Collins’s admiration of Lady Catherine, Mr. Bennet’s low opinion of Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet’s low opinion of Mr. Darcy
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