Pride and Prejudice is a humorous and satirical look at the Regency Period, a time ruled by an unwritten code of social manners. Poor Mr. Bennet has been burdened with five daughters, none of whom can inherit the estate where they live. As a result, most of the Bennet women scheme and conspire to secure wealthy husbands who can support them and their families. Elizabeth Bennet is a witty, opinionated, and fun loving young woman who is determined to marry only for love. When she meets haughty Mr. Darcy, she determines to loathe him forever, and he seems to disdain her presence as well.