The peacock covers make me wonder… what exactly is the reason behind the design?  I decided to go to the Internet for this one.  What I found was the peacock symbolized wealth and beauty. (http://www.whats-your-sign.com/peacock-symbolism.html).  Wealth fits the theme for the book the most, hence Darcy’s high status.  The middle class status of the Bennett’s working towards the higher status became difficult as they were treated unjustly in some instances.  The strive for the Bennet sisters to reach the opulent status mark gives this cover only part of the story.  What the cover fails to do is represent the prejudice and love debacle between Elizabeth and Darcy.  The cover may be rooted in the difficulty of the social classes but it fails to recognize the struggle to overcome the social class barrier. 


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