Study Guide

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lies & Deceit

By Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Lies & Deceit

Zombies may look human, but they're not fooling anyone. In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it's the non-zombies walking around that you've got to watch out for. Mr. Wickham, of course, is the biggest culprit, but lots of other characters engage in a little bit of trickery to get their own way. Sometimes, it's the little lies that are motivated by pride and prejudice that will get you in the most troubleā€¦

Questions About Lies & Deceit

  1. Why do you think Jane always refuses to believe that people are lying?
  2. Do you think Elizabeth's zombie training prepared her to be a good judge of character? Or is she deceiving herself?
  3. Why is everyone Mr. Wickham meets so ready to believe his lies?

Chew on This

Elizabeth wants to believe Mr. Wickham's lies because she's already prejudiced against Mr. Darcy.

Mr. Darcy says he hates lies and deceit but then admits to lying in his letter. This makes him realize that he's not as blameless in the Jane and Mr. Bingley affair as he thought.