Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

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Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, presents a case of almost lost love, while presenting characters of extreme diversity. Love, marriage, and the views of opposite sexes are common outlooks presented in Volume I of Jane Austen’s novel. One of the main characters that takes readers through a loop of different emotions is Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy is a wealthy gentlemen by birth. He has women flaunting over him at all times, so when Elizabeth gives him the cold shoulder, he is incredibly taken by surprise. His view on love starts out very materialistic, but slowly as his relationship with Elizabeth grows, we see a change in his behavior. Marriage, in Mr. Darcy’s opinion, should be kept within social classes and because of his wealth and wide range of women to pick from, his partner in marriage must possess every, almost unobtainable characteristic in which he admires. Darcy views women as objects, instead of human beings. He is more worried about what they have, instead of who they are. Although he seems set in his ways, readers start to slowly see a shift in these views as the volume comes to an end.
Mr. Darcy has a skewed view of love because he is so used to women just falling at his feet because of his extreme wealth and handsome looks. In the beginning, we see a very materialistic love. He acted as though looks and social statuses were the only thing that enticed him. Mr. Darcy proves his worldly feelings when he…
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