Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man is in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife,” (Austen 1). Mr. Bennet is growing old in age and none of his five daughters are wed, and cannot leave his estate to a woman. Mrs. Bennet has made it her goal to marry each of the daughters before Mr. Bennet passes. The news of a wealthy, young gentleman, Charles Bingley, rented a manor in the neighboring village of the Bennets’ with his sister and best friend, Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen explores the themes of pride and prejudice in the novel Pride and Prejudice, when the proud Mr. Darcy meets the prejudice Elizabeth Bennet. The dislike Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have for each other is apparent in the beginning of the novel and seems to grow for Elizabeth as she sees the amount of pride Mr. Darcy has for himself. These two undergo many complications between themselves and with others around them as the novel progresses. When Mr. Darcy falls in love with Elizabeth, he strives to show his worthiness for her hand in marriage. Love, happiness, and wisdom are featured in Pride and Prejudice. All five of the Bennet daughters are looking for love and happiness as their time to marry has come. The wisdom Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy possess is emphasized to the reader to show the intelligence and bravery the two can achieve alone and together. The use of characterization and dialogue bring the story to life and the characters together. Austen’s diction correlates to the…

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