Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Essay

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Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

'Sparkling Elizabethis set against a backdrop of very unpleasant human beings indeed.'

The first impressions we get of Elizabeth are given to us by her father. We become aware of the fact that Lizzy is her father's favourite and that he feels she is somewhat superior to her sisters.

Mr. Bennet: '...though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy.'

We can see from this that Elizabeth and her father have a special relationship as he calls her "my little Lizzy" and it also sounds as though he cares for her a lot as even though she is quite grown up she is still his 'little' girl.

Mr.Bennet: '... they are all silly and ignorant like
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Elizabeth: '... No one who has seen you together can doubt his affection...' '...She follows him to town in the hope of keeping him there, and tries to persuade you that he does not care about you.'

Elizabeth is a very strong character and speaks her mind, which we admire about her. She believes in herself which enables her to stand up to such characters as Mr.Collins, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Darcy.

Elizabethto Mr.Collins: '... I am perfectly serious in my refusal. - You could not make me happy, and I am convinced that I am the last woman in the world who would make you so.'

Elizabethto Lady Catherine: '...Allow me to say, Lady Catherine, that the arguments with which you have supported this extraordinary application, have been as frivolous as the application was ill-judged...'

Elizabethto Mr.Darcy: '... Had not my own feelings decided against you, had they been indifferent, or had they even been favourable, do you think that any consideration would tempt me to accept the man, who has been the means of ruining, perhaps for ever, the happiness of a most beloved sister?'

In many circumstances we see how Elizabeth was way above her time. She would probably fit in well today with her strong sense of woman's rights

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