By Olivia P.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is about a young woman, Elizabeth Bennet, who is one of five sisters who are trained in the deadly arts to fight/protect themselves from The Unmentionables (zombies). Elizabeth soon finds out that Mr. Darcy fancies her, but his arrogant self just causes Elizabeth to round kick him.
This book is just like an Unmentionable because of many factors. One, it grows on you just like the Mysterious Plague. Two, just like Unmentionables, this book is like a classic monster. Three, just like the Unmentionables’ desire to eat brains, Grahame-Smith has only one desire when it comes to this book.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is just like the Mysterious Plague that attacks England because at first this book is just a color distinction on your face, but then as you read further on, you start to speak in Old English. Finally, you start going around fighting ninjas. This book will soon take over not just one’s self, but also the county, the continent, and finally the world.
Just like zombies are known all over the world, Austin’s book is known widely also, but mostly by women. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies does not just reach out to women, but also to men. This book has both romance and swashbuckling adventures. People of both genders will find Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to their liking. As long as love exists and Zombies are still the living dead, this book will be always be popular.
Grahame-Smith had only one idea when rewriting Pride and Prejudice and that is to spread Pride and Prejudice to the world and to a new group of people. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a book that now not only appeals to both genders but to the young. Teenagers going into high school would benefit greatly from this book because they would read a Jane Austin classic but also be entertained by it. Teens learn that a classic is not just a boring old book that is forced upon them by teachers, but it is a treasure that contains not just a great story, but also a meaningful moral that will be transferred from generation to generation.
Pride and Prejudice had the moral of the story in its title. You should never be prejudice. Elizabeth was prejudiced towards Mr. Darcy due to false stories and ideas. But now that there is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the prejudice is not just towards Mr. Darcy, but to the Unmentionables as well. All the people in England are against the zombies. When sighted, the first thing people think is to kill or run from them. If Elizabeth realized that she was not just prejudiced toward the Unmentionables, she might have cut herself with the dagger fourteen times for shame instead of just seven. People may be prejudice and just do not know it. I think that all people should be aware of this by reading this book.
The Unmentionables were not prejudiced towards anyone. They ate the brains of children, men, women, and whomever else they may have come across. I think that we can learn from these brain eaters. Well, not the limb eating, but the way they look at things. Everyone was the same to them; no one had special brains or fingers. Not even themselves. People are all the same no matter what skin color they have or where they live. The living dead could see that, so why can’t humans?
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies even relates to the real world. Not only is prejudice a real condition for most everyone but, according to Irvine Ryan of CEAlgar, “H1N1 Virus to H1Z1, Swine Flu Scare and Zombies,” the swine flu, after killing someone, can restart their heart for two hours and causes them to act extremely violent. Will mankind now turn on these people or anyone else with a disease? We shall soon find out. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a timeless and universal book that anyone can learn from.
As one can see, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an A-list book from the reasons shown. It incorporates all the factors of an A-list book and should be considered as one. Maybe one does not read this book from looking at the cover or the title, but just like Elizabeth towards Mr. Darcy and The Unmentionables, that person is being prejudice. Just another reason to read this fantastic story. This book clears your brain until it is filled with a new outlook on life.