Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Essay

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Pride and prejudice is a novel written by Jane Austen and is probably one of the most famous and best loved novels in the English language. In my essay I shall be comparing the proposals of Mr Collins and Mr Darcy to Elizabeth. A proposal is a declaration of love to one person involving powerful feelings where one cannot imagine going on in life without the other, it is also a great compliment. The central theme of the novel is marriage. As well as the marriage between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy; Austen uses many other marriages within the novel to show and assist the reader in assessing her recommended ingredients for a lasting and happy marriage. The marriage of Mr and Mrs Bennett is a…show more content…
Mr Bennett on the other hand believes that ‘Lydia will never be easy until she has exposed herself in some public place or other, and we can never expect her to do it with so little expense or inconvenience to her family as under the present circumstances.’ Mr Bennett pays dearly for the consequences of his neglect when Lydia elopes with Wickham from Brighton. In contrast to the marriage of Mr and Mrs Bennett is the marriage of Mr and Mrs Gardiner Elizabeth’s aunt and uncle their marriage is equal and they are both content in their marriage they are very suitable role models for Elizabeth. Even though Mr Gardiner is not considered a member of the

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