Elizabeth Bennet Pride And Prejudice Essay

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In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Austen's main character is Elizabeth Bennet, who is young woman that is trying to find a suitor to take as a husband. Throughout the book, Elizabeth meets a variety of men that suits her fancies, and some that make her revolted. When she met Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, she must fight through her prejudice-and Darcy through his pride- to see the good each other. They learn that they mustn't hold prejudices against someone you've only known from a first impression.

The prejudice beings when Elizabeth meets Mr. Darcy at a local ball. While Elizabeth is standing apart from the others, she hears Mr. Darcy saying rude things and gossiping about her with his good friend Mr. Bingley. Though Mr. Bingley tries to downplay the insults, the damage is done and Elizabeth's feeling about Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy was decided. To Mr. Darcy, his pride got in the way of his mind, and he choose to speak …show more content…

After the wedding, Lydia and Mr. Wickham visited the Bennet's residence in Longbourn. During the visit, Lydia told Elizabeth that Mr. Darcy was a witness at the wedding and also paid for the entire ceremony! Elizabeth couldn't believe that the man who she heard insulting her after the first meeting in the ball would show such favor to her family. She wrote to her uncle and ask him this very question, and Mr. Gardiner attested to this.

This truth is the major breaking point for Elizabeth. She couldn't believe that Mr. Darcy would pay such expenses for a lower-class family and for a friend he very much hated. Elizabeth now knows that Mr. Darcy is a truly kind man and here prejudice against him is completely evaporated. She recognizes that she actually loved him very much and if he proposes to her, again, she would accept. Ultimately, he does propose again, and she accepts. The theme is now complete, to never judge an entire person when you only known them

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