Mrs. Bennet married for the same reason she pushes Mr. Collins on Elizabeth, for business. Mrs. Bennet has married a man who doesn’t respect her simply because he was a decent choice. “Respect, esteem, and confidence had vanished for ever; all his views of domestic happiness were overthrown…To his wife he was very little otherwise indebted, than as her ignorance and folly had contributed to his amusement. This is not the sort of happiness which a man would in general wish to owe to his wife; but where other powers of entertainment are wanting, the true philosopher will derive benefit from such as are given ” (Austen,
She explains that she feels he is arrogant, and feels he stood in the way of Jane and Mr. Bingley marrying, and also feels he is a cruel man, especially in his treating of Mr. Wickham, she is expressing her prejudice towards him. He leaves and they part very angry with each other. Mr. Darcy then writes Elizabeth a letter, explaining his feelings, defending his actions, and reveling the true nature of Mr. Wickham. During this time Elizabeth returns home still baffled about the letter Mr.... ... middle of paper ... ...udice in the social ladder. The Bennet family, although wealthy, was looked down upon, is relation to their social status.
Indeed, those who despise him the most are all God-fearing; his younger cousin Essie shows a liking for him because not only does he show her kindness, but because she herself is not a devout Puritan, being put down herself simply for being the illegitima... ... middle of paper ... ...ero, but Anderson tells him otherwise. In conclusion, what Shaw is trying to tell us from this play is that you should not judge upon first impressions; and that what a man appears as outwardly, is not necessarily what he really feels inwardly. The audience is quick to judge upon Richard's character from the accounts we are given at the beginning of the play, but as the story progresses, we learn that there is more to the man than meets the eye, and that perhaps the comments and tales of his God-fearing relatives and neighbours are not enough to judge him upon. Richard, despite his great display of bravado and arrogance through his confident manner and use of dialogue, as well as having a reputation which he clearly feels proud of, is really a very good hearted man, and perhaps even more willing to save his fellow man than all his puritanical relatives.
Once he is not recognized, he is belittled and not only sees the ridiculousness of his actions, but also his inefficiency in general; furthermore, through the ordeal he has only seen his wife’s proficiency in her ability to carry on with out him (Kelsey 20). Although he should lose faith in himself as an effective human, husband, and master the absurdity of Hawthorne’s tale lies in the anomaly of Wakefield’s return home as if having been gone no longer than the week he intended to stay away. However, because Hawthorne judged not the actor but the actions, we still rally in the wonderment of knowing "each for himself, that none of us would perpetrate such a folly, yet feel as if some other might" (Hawthorne 76).
The traits pride and prejudice can be seen as desirable merits: self-respect and intelligence. Pride and Prejudice shows that human nature can be influenced by the society in which one subscribes. Marriage, one of the basis of the novel, was somewhat a tragic experience for Mr. and Mrs. Bennett. Mr. Bennett was captured by a pretty face, and was in a marriage that tied him to a foolish woman for the rest of his life. The result was disastrous to Mr. Bennett's character: he was, "forced into an unnatural isolation from his family, into virtual retirement in his study and the cultivation of a bitter amusement at his wife's folly and vulgarity," (Daiches 753-754).
These are some of the reasons why, while Darcy falls each time more in love with Elizabeth, she grows more disguised by him. To worsen the situation, Darcy proposes to Elizabeth in a very unfitting manner. Austen describes, “he was not more eloquent on the subject of tenderness than of pride. His sense of her inferiority- of its being a degradation- of the family obstacles which had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit”(124). This reveals that in his proposal, Darcy focused on Elizabeth’s inferiority regarding poor family connections and low social rank.
The dialogue of their interactions and the irony of their situations add humor as well as reinforce the idiocy presented by the very first line of Pride and Prejudice, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife" (Austen 3). Mrs. Bennet?s actions as a mother are not unjustified. Because the Bennet estate was entailed, the marriage of her daughters was necessary for their secured wellbeing. In Chapter 20 Elizabeth refuses Mr. Collins marriage proposal. Her mother, who views the match as advantageous, is outraged and expresses her grief to Mr. Bennet, ?Nobody can tell what I suffer!
Mr. Rochester is irresistibly driven by his feelings. He carries a long history of ignoring sound judgment, including his hasty and unwise marriage to Bertha Mason because he "was dazzled, stimulated...[he] thought [he] loved her"(310), and his ensuing licentious, wandering life in search of pleasure. He has grown so accustomed to burying good sense, that he is able to completely disregard the fact that he still has a living wife with a clear conscience. Swept away by his feelings, he ignores the law, and tries to justify marriage to Jane. His passion often exceeds his control, like when Jane tells him she must leave Thornfield.
Unfortunately she had to just had ... ... middle of paper ... ...is married however to anyone whom is not her brother. This is a complicated situation because Mr.Bingley is very naive and let's Darcy and his sisters walk all of we him. Since they told he Jane and he should not get married because of her wealth he listened to them letting outside factors and money stand in the way of his true love for Jane. In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice there are a plethora of relationships that show how the institution of marriage can be complicated yet critical when dealing with money and love. We are influenced throughout the novel to agree with her attitude towards her contempt for society.
She questions why she even married him and why he holds such abhorrence towards her. In the message Isabella writes, “Is Mr. Heathcliff a man? If so, is he mad? And if not, is he a ... ... middle of paper ... ...akes clear his opinions on his feelings for Isabella, the feelings being that he not only does not love her, but he actually hates her. Not only that, but he is rejoicing that he has been successful in making her detest him.