Hearth vs Pride and Prejudice

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife". This line resumes the central theme of Pride and Prejudice. It is a love story that overcomes the obstacles of pride and prejudice. The story talks about Elizabeth Bennet and her family. Elizabeth is charming and clever, but she judges others easily: she represents prejudice. Despite her mother's wishes, Elizabeth doesn´t look for a husband with money, but for one she loves. Elizabeth’s love, Fitzwilliam Darcy, represents Pride.

The first of many marriage proposals is Mr. Collins` to Elizabeth. His original intentions were to marry Jane, but Mrs. Bennet told him that Jane would marry Charles Bingley. He proposed Elizabeth buts she rejects him immediately. He seems to be only looking for his benefit. As his reasons for marriage, he says that as a clergyman it is his responsibility to set an example, it will make him happy, and that he is acting on the advice of his “sponsor”, Lady Catherine de Brough. He also mentions that he will inherit the Bennet estate when Mr. Bennet passes away. He tells Elizabeth that he feels a certain responsibility to the daughters to make one of them his wife. The only benefit he names for his wife is that she would live in his house. When Elizabeth rejects him he is not discouraged. His arrogance forces him to believe that she will eventually say yes. He thought she was just saying no when in reality she meant yes. He was confused thinking it´s just a game, but he is not upset over not being with her. Their marriage would have being only convenience, not love. Elizabeth cant see herself being happy in a loveless marriage with that man, even though she would be well provided for. She...

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...eth was left messed up for the words to express herself. She clumsily accepted Darcy's proposal. They got married and went to live in Pemberley. Jane and Bingley purchased a property close to them. The two oldest Bennet sisters visited each other frequently and both were very happy. Lydia and Wickham remained their foolish selves. Mrs. Bennet was delighted to have three of her five daughters married. Mr. Bennet was content that his daughters are happy.

This story is a plain example that love can win after all, that you can follow your heart and it will take you through the right direction. Elizabeth teaches us that you can’t judge a book by its cover, because prejudging can make you miss wonderful opportunities and people. We live in a world full of pride and prejudice, but it depends on us if we want to go with the flow or live our lives following our hearts.