Pride & Prejudice – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

What’s crackin’, B? Welcome back to
Thug Notes. This week, we keepin it classy with “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. This book tells the story of
Elizabeth Bennett and her fine sistas. Now Mama Bennett be tryna get them girls to
strut they stuff in order to find some husbands. One day, two hood rich cats named
Bingley and Darcy roll into town. Now Mama Bennet be geeked up tryna sling Jane in front
of dat boy Bingley. Look, I ain’t saying she a gold digger, but Bingley sure as hell
ain’t no broke ni**a. So Jane gets all dolled up and
tears it up with Bingley up in the club. Same night, Liz try to kick it wit Darcy, but
that honky straight disses her, sayin she ain’t fly enough to roll with his crew. Shortly after, a rich preacher man
named Collins and a smooth talkin-soldier boy named Wickham drop in to holler at dem
Bennett girls. Wickham tells Lizzie that he got beef with that fool Darcy over some cash
Darcy be owin him. Couple days later, Jane be straight trippin cuz Bingley peaced outta town with no explanation. Then one day, Lizzie runs into that punk Darcy and discovers he was the one who went up to Bingley and said, “Yo shawty, don’t marry dat trick Jane.” Oh snap! Then Darcy dun confess his love
to Liz, but my girl be all like, “Hell naw, blood. You cock-blocked my sister.” Then Darcy sends Liz a letter sayin
dat his beef wit Wickham is cuz dat playa tried to marry his sister in order to get
some o dat old money. Not only that, but he only told Bingley to drop Jane cuz he thought
she wasn’t feelin it. Later, Lizzy finds out that her
baby sister Lydia been seduced by Wickham and run away with dat playa. Now that Wickham
dun jacked up Lydia’s reputation, he gonna marry her only if the Bennets pay him to do it.
Damn! So homeboy Darcy straight up comes
to the rescue and pays Wickham to marry Lydia. After Liz finds out that it was Darcy dat
saved her sister from dirty skank status, Lizzie straight falls fo dis honkie. Good thing for her, Bingley soon realizes that Jane really is the foxiest hoe in da hood. So Bingley brings his ace Darcy to the Bennets’ place,
admits he’s been actin a fool, and marries Jane. Den my man Darcy proposes to Liz, and
they get married. Happy ending for all dem white girls! All da baddest cats in the hood know that
the opening sentence of this book is one of the most important in
all of literature. “It is a truth universally
acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Now you might be thinkin: Is this
real talk right here, or is it Jane Austen just playin when she throw out big-ass terms like
“universal truth”? This exactly the kind of irony Austen be slingin all up in dis
bitch. For example, on one hand, Liz
shackin up with that rich play boy Darcy supports all dem hierarchical anti-feminist traditions. But on the other hand, my girl Liz ain’t acting like society’s bitch. Naw, naw, she says, “Fuck the establishment” and be actin strong-willed, independent, and don’t take no lip from that boy Darcy. Now that’s some kind of woman! So the truth is: my girl Jane Austen
don’t play it straight. She be slingin irony all day, erry day, makin this book liable for
all kinds of opposing interpretations. Yo peep these themes, blood — moral
blindness and self knowledge. Early on, Darcy’s pride made him think that Lizzy would geek
out at da chance to marry him, cuz he got swole pockets, and she ain’t nuttin but a
hood rat. Also, Lizzy’s prejudice make her
jump to some whack-ass conclusion after Wickham tells her about his beef with Darcy. But after Liz rejects Darcy, and he sends her da letter explaining how things really be, these fools realize how their pride and prejudice be clouding their moral judgement, home boy. Yo, if you wanna talk central theme
up in here, listen good. Traditional society be full of egos, class structures, social
laws, economics — all which be puttin distance between people. So what Austen may be askin
is: How da fuck are people gonna come together in a world of such distances, playa? Hey, thanks fo watching Thug Notes. Make sho yo ass subscribe, and I’ll see you next week, playa!

100 Replies to “Pride & Prejudice – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

  1. Many years from now, when all books have rotted away and all that remains is technology, the people of that time will believe that this is the pinnacle of literary evaluation of our time.

    I want to live in this future.

  2. This is actually one of the best exploration of the themes of this book I've seen, and I've read quite a bit of scholarship about this book.

  3. Thank you, I really needed this for our book review. Iโ€™m afraid I understood so little in reading the book. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Not a happy ending at all! Do you think they magically stopped arguing after marriage? Of course not! How many kids did she and Darcy have? I'm guessing 11.

  5. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. tomorrow is my exam and i had no freaking idea whats going on every time I try to get into it I get bored af but man you saved my life.

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  7. If this gentleman taught at High Schools and Universities, we'd have much more educated and successful graduates. Shalom aleichem.

  8. Absolutely brilliant. Insightful, funny as hell, and flawlessly done. Can't say enough good things about thug notes. Shalom aleichem!

  9. Just happened upon site. Love the breakdown except the foul language at times. Please consider a clean version. Your synopsis is on point. Would love to use for high school teens today that have to STILL read and disconnect from media but would need a clean version. Thank you๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  10. Holy shit I understood that way better than trying to read or watch that movie. This dude knows how to explain shit lol

  11. I appreciate this summary. I'm 3/4 of the way through the book and just couldn't keep reading it anymore. It's so sterile and boring. Thanks for livening things up.

  12. I love Pride and Prejudice. The movie and the book! This is the funniest thing I've ever watched!
    "Hell naw, blood. You cock-blocked my sister!" LMAO!

  13. Why do I love this guy so much and why isn't he way more famous? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I need him to do some thug notes on real life.

  14. Oh. My. God. Thank you. I had to read all these in school and did and didn't like them and I appreciate you keeping it real. The moral of their stories seems to me pretty damn basic for anyone who didn't grow up in uppity society and you've made these books bearable and reading amazing again.
    Thank you.

  15. This is too funny
    Save Lydia from dirty skank status
    Too clever
    This is the best summary I've ever seen

  16. Ok so Iโ€™m reading book and today I just felt like watching movie…and Iโ€™m like so who is pride? Who is prejudice? So Iโ€™m like everyone does these reactions for music videos why not for books? So I found this expecting a laugh…and I was so fricking highly entertained and enlightened…Thank you kind sir for all dat

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