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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Grahame-Smith) - Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions
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Also consider these LitLovers talking points to help get a discussion started for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:

1. First of all, you will want to read Jane's original—uh, the one without the Zombies? If you haven't read it, skip it. There's no point in going any further.

2. Okay, having read the original (see #1), what would you say is different in this "expanded" version? Be precise.

3. Which is the greater peril in this work—the social stigma and financial ruin of remaining a spinster...or having your brains eaten out? Why? Which would be the greater threat today? Why, again?

4. Discuss the way in which class difference determines one's protection against zombies? Does Lady Catherine de Bourgh have greater protection than the Bennett family? Are there parallels to today's call for health care reform? Defend your answer.

5. Why is Elizabeth considered a less-than-desirable marriage partner? How does that change when Mr. Darcy appears on the scene? Why does he find Elizabeth attractive?

6. Why does Charlotte (really) marry Mr. Collins?

7. Where do these Zombies come from? Why are they here? Do you think zombies still exist?

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