Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice

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In the novel Pride and Prejudice, love at first sight is mocked throughout the characters in this nineteenth century society. Jane Austen portrays irony in certain characters’ romances. Some characters were expected to be together due to “love at first sight,” yet Austen creates conflict which disrupts these relationships. Jane Austen mocks conventional romantic novels by developing hardships and obstacles among characters’ romances. Austen shatters the expectations of “love at first sight” and emphasizes the use of reason in relationships. As one can see, the characters in this novel face nontraditional romances. Jane Austen uses Darcy’s pride and Elizabeth’s prejudice to develop the love they have for one another. Darcy recognizes that “Her sister made not the smallest objection, and the pianoforte was opened, and Darcy, after a few moments recollection, was not sorry for it. He began to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention” (Austen 49). Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are made out to hate each other, for they have opposite personal qualities that clash each other. But that famous saying is true here, opposites do attract. Elizabeth’s pride gets in the way of how she views Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy’s prejudice against Elizabeth and her family drifts him from liking her. These two characters have many hardships and difficulties to overcome in order to be together. In this passage, the two characters have not realized the true potential of their feelings, yet Mr.

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