Examples Of First Impressions In Pride And Prejudice

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The original title of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, is “First Impression”. The idea of first impression appears many times through various characters, and it imposed a large impact in the story. For example, Elizabeth had a bad first impression of Mr. Darcy because of his pride, and she took a very long time to change her prejudice against him. Also, Darcy had bad first impression on Elizabeth due to his prejudice against her “lower class” family. In contrast, good first impressions can hide the bad side of people, like Wickham hiding his bad habits from the people in town. To summarize, people often judge one another from first impressions, but it could be wrong as sometimes people are not exactly what they looks to be. For instance, at the beginning of the story, Mr. Darcy was being described as arrogant and impolite, which was different from his actual personality. Consequently, he does not have good first impressions, and he was in disadvantage when trying to impress Elizabeth. In fact, Elizabeth had a terrible first impression of Mr. Darcy, and they went through a lot of trouble in building relationship due to…show more content…
In fact, everyone in the town thought he was a nice person due to his nice manner and kind appearance, but he wasn’t actually that nice. It was discovered in a research article that “(p)eople often draw trait inferences from the facial appearance of other people” (Willis, Todorov 2005). He was a gambler and he owed a lot of money every time he traveled past a place. Also, he was a liar and a gold digger for trying to marry to women for their money. Furthermore, he spoke ill of Darcy and ruining Darcy’s reputation just because Darcy didn’t want to give money to him. All of these characters cannot be tell from first impressions, and Wickham smartly present himself in a way that can hide his true characters from the

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