Similarities between Pride and Prejudice and Fiddler on the Roof

Pride and Prejudice

Fiddler on the Roof

5 girls and a matchmaking mama.

5 girls and a matchmaking mama.

Mrs. Bennet tries to cajole Mr. Bennet into visiting Mr. Bingley, a rich bachelor.

Golda cajoles Tevye into talking to Lazar Wolfe, a rich widower.

Two bachelors enter the plot – Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley.

Two bachelors enter the plot – Mottel and Perchik.

Mr. Collins gives Elizabeth an unwanted offer of marriage

Lazar Wolfe gives Tzietel an unwanted offer of marriage

Elizabeth’s father does not force her to marry Mr. Collins.

Tzietel’s father does not force her to marry Lazar Wolfe.

The militia come to Meryton, causing havoc in the Bennet family.

Russian soldiers come to Anatevka, wreaking havoc in the village.

Lydia runs away with Wickham.  They eventually get married.

Chavalah runs away and gets married with a Russian peasant.

Three girls; Jane, Elizabeth, and Lydia are married by the end of the story.

Three girls; Tzietel, Hudal, and Chavalah are married by the end of the story.

I created this table last night. Hope you like it.

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  1. #1 by Steve Sailer on 2014/11/04 - 1:40 PM

    Thanks, most helpful.

    Here’s an anthropologist’s comparison of the two stories:

    http://isteve.blogspot.com/2010/03/pride-and-prejudice-and-fiddler-on-roof.html

  2. #2 by Salayia on 2013/01/31 - 10:06 PM

    Other similarities:
    Both families are too poor to offer a dowry.
    Both second oldest girls are known for their intelligence.

  3. #3 by Jemimah C. on 2012/01/07 - 1:44 PM

    That was hilarious and very interesting! Now that you mentioned it, why yes! The Fiddler on the Roof and Pride and Prejudice have many similarities.

    • #4 by loverofausten on 2012/01/07 - 5:19 PM

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. I first thought about how P and P and F on the R both have five girls and a mom who wants them married off. It took off from there.

  4. #5 by Georgel Moir La More on 2012/01/07 - 12:40 AM

    FANTASTIC!

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