How Does Mr Collins Respond To The Suitor In Great Expectations

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Marriage is like a chapter in a book, and the beginning of every chapter requires an effective transition. Marriage proposals should not correspond to Mr Collins’ selfish and business-like proposal. Instead, a proposal should express a man’s passion for his beloved which is what the suitor in Charles Dickens’ passage accomplishes. The woman receiving Collins’ lackluster proposal would reject it with disdain, whereas the woman in Dickens’ passage would wholeheartedly agree to the suitor’s passionate proposal. Mr. Collins ineffectively presents his proposal due to his blindness and selfishness.
Collins proposes with a business-like manor using the words like, “first,” and, “Secondly.” Collins’ poor choice of wording lacks passion and fails to warm one’s heart. Too focused on his own benefits from marriage, Mr. Collins’ diction is not effective. Moreover, Mr. Collins is praising another woman instead of the woman receiving the proposal.
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Attempting to win over his lover’s heart, the suitor speaks with love in his voice. The man proposing effectively uses repetition as a way to emphasize how important his beloved is to him, “You could draw me to fire, you could draw me to water, you could draw me to the gallows, you could draw me to any death”(5-7). Using effective diction, the suitor is able to make his argument clear. The suitor proposes to his lady with hope and sincerity since he is aware that “no” is an answer. In order to support his argument further, the suitor also uses credibility in his argument when he mentions, “Your brother favours me to the utmost. . . it is certain that he would have my best influence and support’(20-23). The man proposing in Dickens’ passage hopes that his beloved will respond positively, but he doesn’t expect her to be compliant. Therefore, the woman being proposed to in Dickens’ passage will probably agree to the suitor’s passionate
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