Kick-A** Characters: Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

An all-around awesome independent woman, Jane Austen's heroine kicks a** while wielding nothing sharper than her wit!

The second of five daughters in a genteel but poor family in 19th century England, Elizabeth Bennet navigates life—and her mother’s increasingly desperate attempts to find her daughters husbands—with intelligence, independence and a joyful and witty nature.

Jane Austen herself said of Lizzie, “I must confess that I think her as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least I do not know,” and we have to agree! Watch our stop-motion animation tribute to this quintessential kick-a** character.

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JANE AUSTEN Though the domain of Austen’s novels was as circumscribed as her life, her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon, Hampshire, on December 16, 1775, she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her family’s entertainment.