Relationships in Pride and Prejudice

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Relationship in Pride and Prejudice In the novel Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, several, if not all of her characters, can confirm the belief that in order to achieve happiness one must discard their pride and in turn, replace it with self-respect accompanied by some humility. In addition, acceptance and mutual respect must replace one's prejudice. The novel reveals four couples that live through social inconviences. The setting, although the novel does take place in many different places, is mainly broadcasted from Longbourn, somewhere in England. It is set around the Bennet family, which consists of seven members. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, and their five daughters which of whom none are yet married. At this period in time,…show more content…
Collins continues on the subject of how they are to be married and what shall happen when they are married. He concludes his speech by saying "On that head, therefore, I shall be uniformly silent; and you may assure yourself that no ungenerous reproach shall ever pass my lips when we are married."At which point Lizzy finds it necessary to interrupt by saying, "You forget that I have made no answer. Let me do it without further loss of time. Accept my thanks for the compliment you are paying me. I am very sensible of the honour of your proposals, but it is impossible for me to do otherwise than to decline them."Mr. Collins is highly offended and asks Lizzy if it is usual for ladies to refuse proposal from gentlemen. Lizzy replies "I do assure you that I am not one of those young ladies (if such young ladies there are) who are so daring as to risk their happiness on the chance of being asked a second time. I am perfectly serious in my refusal." This Is the final part of the proposal scene where Lizzy stands up for her feelings. This is very important in the general running of the book because it brings out the
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