Being prejudice is making assumptions before you get to know them. Jane Austen makes may of her characters prejudice. This is a wall built between Darcy and Elizabeth that eventually is torn down. "Pre-judging" someone because of their social class is something that happened not only back in the early 1800's, but something that still takes place in today's world. Not only can people be prejudice about social class, but in race, religion and sometimes gender. By including this theme, people today can still relate to Austen's work which makes Pride and Prejudice a well thought out piece of literature.
"Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice -- Notes on Education, Marriage, Status of Women, Etc." Jane Austen | The Republic of Pemberley. Web. 26 Mar. 2010.