Pride And Prejudice By Elizabeth Bennet

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The main characters of Pride and Prejudice and To The Lighthouse are women with a different kind of mind set than the rest of the characters. Elizabeth Bennet, in Pride and Prejudice, cares about her happiness, good-manners of people, virtues, and believes she can choose a man without being impressed by his wealth or title; practically going against women at the time. Then Lily Briscoe, in To The Lighthouse, is an uncommon woman in the novel because she doesn’t regard society, is unattached to family, and a woman painter. These two characters have a different personality of the typical women that lived during their time periods. Elizabeth Bennet’s and Lily Briscoe’s intelligence and defiant attitude towards the other characters show that women can be clever and strong-minded to accomplish their purposes. At the beginning of their stories, Elizabeth Bennet and Lily Briscoe appear to be different than the rest of the characters. Elizabeth has a mother, Mrs. Bennet, who wants her to marry a man with wealth and that is respectable in their region. But Elizabeth does not share the same thoughts that women have to depend on a man with power because she too has power to choose who she wishes to marry. Although Elizabeth is taken to balls to find the respectable man, she uses her humor to defend herself from the other character’s comments as when Jane Austen describes, “She told the story, however, with great spirit among her friends; for she had a lively, playful disposition,…
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