Study Guide

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Love

By Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Love

Love. It's the most magical feeling in the world. It's also the most dangerous.

Well, it is if you're Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, anyway. She may know how to behead a zombie in her sleep, but when it comes to this whole love thing, she's pretty lost. It's a total shock, for example, when Mr. Darcy says he loves her. (And here Elizabeth had been thinking up clever ways to kill him.) Eventually, she comes around, but first she has to figure out that feelings are just as good as fighting.

The good news is that she and Mr. Darcy can slay the undead and then hold hands afterwards.

Questions About Love

  1. We see a lot of couples in this book—Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Jane and Mr. Bingley, Lydia and Mr. Wickham, Charlotte and Mr. Collins. Which do you think are truly in love? Which are not? Do you think being in love makes these couples happier?
  2. Which characters know the most about love? Which know the least?
  3. Why do you think Mr. Darcy falls in love with Elizabeth? Why does she fall in love with him?

Chew on This

Charlotte knows she's going to die, so she's cool with living out her last days with Mr. Collins. Otherwise, she might have chosen another suitor.

Elizabeth knows a whole lot about battling the zombie menace but almost nothing about love. She has to learn more about matters of the heart in order to grow as a character and find true happiness.