She was sensible and clever; but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation. She was generous, amiable, interesting: she was everything but prudent.”(1.V) This is a good introduction because it encapsulates much of what is evaluated in Marianne throughout the novel. First, the two sisters are compared and contrasted for the similarities and differences in their demeanor, values, self -control and interactions in society and various relationships. Then, in Marianne alone, there is a clear lack of balance between the sense and sensibility of her actions and feelings. Finally, her judgment... ... middle of paper ... ...ves; and her whole heart became, in time, as much devoted to her husband, as it had once been to Willoughby.” (203.III.
By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed, that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or another, real or imaginary. Pride and/or vanity is exhibited in different forms by each character. Those characters who can recognize their flaw emerge as the true heroes of the story. In many minor characters of the novel, pride is a common characteristic. Mrs. Bennet, for instance, is extremely proud when it comes to her daughters marriages of mercenary advantage.
Her intelligence outweighs any predetermined social standard. She later uses her wit in a commonly used Shakespearea... ... middle of paper ... ...gh a humiliation that no wife should ever have to tolerate. In redeeming Bertram she matures him to the point that he comes to the realization that Helena completes him, and he chooses to love her in return when he says that he will “love her dearly, ever, ever dearly" (5.3.316). Portia and Helena demonstrate cleverness, love, and grace in their purest forms. Despite coming from different social classes and different plays, these two women could be easily seen as sisters on paper with their strong, self-determining attitudes.
Charlotte was both." She is not only motherly, but hardworking, and her web words prove it. She is the same wise and selfless character at the end of the story that she was at the beginning, which makes her the ideal model of unconditional love. In Wilbur's first conversation with Charlotte, Wilbur's discovery of how Charlotte survives impedes their new friendship, "Charlotteis fierce, brutal, scheming, bloodthirsty- everything I don't like. How can I learn to like her, even though she is pretty and, of course, clever?"
Margaret’s desire for luxury is a desire that we all can relate to and her properness is a trait most girls can relate to. Jo’s mischievous demeanor and talent for writing is something that if one cannot relate, admire to have. Beth is the insecure, sweet, homebody in all of us. Amy represents the beauty and talent, and sometimes moral code, which all women have. Laurie represents all the men that wish to be loved any uncommon-but-beautiful woman.
Nikki Giovanni once expressed that "mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts." Emma Woodhouse, the title character of Jane Austen's Emma, emotionally blossoms by learning from her mistakes. At age twenty-one, Emma has lived a life of very little vexation and because of her high status in society; she has been raised to think very highly of everything about herself including overestimating her cleverness. Emma creates many blind follies that along with damaging her friend's heart, leaves Emm2a vulnerable to new revelations about herself.
She is very observant and she judges others fairly quickly. Elizabeth is confident and she wants to marry for love and not for wealth. Because of her sisters, Kitty and Lydia, Elizabeth is very ashamed and embarrassed of her family. Mary, the oddest of the Bennets, is not very talkative. Mary is
It is the love she shows that makes the reader love her as well. In Morrison's novel we were constantly shown the theme of love with Pilate given to show us the strongest and healthiest example of it. Pilate who lurked in the back of the reader's mind, who was most loved of all of the characters. She is considered a mystery to those inside and outside of the story, because of her perceptive ability and her lack of agenda. Pilate was the strongest of the characters, no passive woman as well.
Basically, the motto “love at first sight” was implemented and they were into each other immediately “When Jane and Elizabeth were alone, the former, who had been cautious in her praise of Mr. Bingley before, expressed to her sister how very much she admired him” (Austen, 1970). Not only did appearence play a key part, but both characters were also attracted to each other from their counterparts manors. Jane being attracted to Bingley’s gentle manner and Bingley attracted to Jane’s tenderness manor. Based off this relationship, the whole package of appearance/emotion helped these characters be equals and find true love which was very important to Ms.
This opinion of hers is heightened even more when she meets Mr. Wickham for the first time. Elizabeth immediately recognizes the charm and good nature of Mr. Wickham which leads her to trusting him and believing his lies about Darc... ... middle of paper ... ...ibly marry Darcy, it is completely understood that she is in love with him and desires to be with him, which eventually takes place at the end of the story. Elizabeth’s role in Pride and Prejudice contains one of the largest lessons found in the book. The reader is able to see the fault of a prejudice nature and the folly it can lead to, but then see that nature be delivered to one that is not prejudice. Elizabeth’s growth draws a beautiful picture of admitting one’s faults and also waiting for true love.