Pride And Prejudice By Jane Darcy Essay

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When pride encounters prejudice. The novel Pride and Prejudice revolve around two characters – Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy – from different socioeconomic class and their impression of each other. As the title indicates, one character is prideful and the other prejudice. As the protagonist of the novel, Elizabeth overcomes her prejudice feelings in to find happiness. But the path towards finding romantic happiness involved two phase in the novel: the first phase involved Elizabeth finding Mr. Darcy to be abhorrent in the beginning and the second phase is involved her overcoming her misconception of Mr. Darcy. The shift in Elizabeth perception of Mr. Darcy leads to her falling in love with Mr. Darcy. The first impression is the hardest impression to overcome. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy did not have a very smooth first interaction. Because of his social status, Mr. Darcy comes across as very pride during his first interaction with Elizabeth. Mr. Bingly (Mr. Darsy’s friend) suggests that Mr. Darcy dances with Elizabeth at a social event – a ball. “She [Elizabeth] is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I [Mr. Darcy] in no humour to present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.” It is at this even that both characters reveal their flaws to each other. Instead of saying “no” politely, Darcy shows his prideful character by insinuating that Elizabeth was not charming enough for him. On the other hand, the comment by Darcy causes
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