Elizabeth Wickham Character Analysis Essay

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The main protagonist of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is a cheeky, intelligent, good natured young lady that often lets her own opinions and feelings get the better of her and her judgment, which has majorly influenced her impressions of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham throughout the novel. Although Mr. Darcy can be quite condescending and Mr. Wickham can be charming and maybe even chivalrous at the beginning, they both turned out not quite what others may have first believed since, well you can never judge a book by its cover and proved that they both may, in fact, be each other’s foil. At the beginning of the novel, everyone is excited over the arrival of Mr. Bingley and when everyone first catches a glimpse of him along with his sisters…show more content…
He is introduced as a soldier of the British Army unit staying at Meryton and he comes across as easygoing, friendly, and charismatic according to the Bennet sisters. Elizabeth had found him especially charming and extremely handsome that Austen had even stated, “His appearance was greatly in his favor; he had all the best part of beauty, a fine countenance, a good figure, and a very pleasing address” (Austen 54). However, what lured Elizabeth in, was not only of how handsome Wickham was, but for their mutual dislike for Mr.…show more content…
Based on Darcy’s action at the Ball and during Elizabeth’s stay at Bingley’s estate, Darcy was deemed a disagreeable. However, when he speaks we as readers begin to see a different side of him. For example, when Mr. Bingley and Miss Bingley began to scrutinize and make fun of Eliza, Darcy came to her defense and states his approval of her alongside with Mr. Bingley. (Volume I, Chapter 8). We finally begin to see glimpses of Darcy’s true feelings and nature underneath his cold exterior. He is finally beginning to fall in love with Elizabeth during her stay, whether he wants to or
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