Prejudice Vs Pride And Prejudice

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In any literary work, the title and introduction make at least some allusion to the important events of the novel. With the novel Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, the story takes this convention to the extreme, designing all of the first and some of the second half of the novel after the title and the first sentence. The concepts of pride, prejudice, and "universally acknowledged truth" (Austen), as well as the interpretation of those concepts, are the central focus of the novel. These concepts dictate the actions of almost all the major characters (not just Darcy and Elizabeth), and foreshadow all of the major events in the novel, especially in the first few chapters, involving the first ball. While Darcy comes to represent pride, and Elizabeth prejudice, all of the characters in Pride and Prejudice are impacted by both pride and prejudice, and their scorn towards the two central characters in the novel becomes only hypocritical.
Centuries after the release of Austen’s book, many adaptations of this literary work followed. The depiction of the characters in Austen’s book is also clear in the adaptation of the book in the 2005 film directed by Joe Wright. In the film, there are vast similarities shared between the book and the film. In both, the book and the film, just as the characters unknowingly follow Darcy's example of pride, they commit Elizabeth's crucial mistake, prejudging people, Darcy being one of them. Elizabeth's positive judgement of Wickham and
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