Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

In this coursework I will be writing about the different marriage

proposal that Elizabeth is offered by two completely different people.

From the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The three main

people I will be looking at are Mr Collins, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth

Bennet. Elizabeth gets a proposal from both Mr Collins and Mr Darcy

but the response she will be giving is not quite either men were

expecting. I will also have further explanations on how Jane Austen’s

use of language is in the proposals.

Mr Collins first set eyes on Jane the daughter of Mr and Mrs Bennet to

be his lawful wedded wife, but he soon finds out that she is going to

be engaged to Mr Bingley. Mr. Collin's attention then changed from

Jane to Elizabeth. He found her equal in, 'birth and beauty.' Mr.

Collins wanted to settle the argument between his father and Mr.

Bennet; he hoped to do this by marrying one of Mrs. Bennet's

daughters. Lady Catherine de Bourgh had influenced Mr. Collins into

marriage. She told him, 'Mr. Collins, you must marry. A clergyman like

you must marry. Choose properly, choose a gentlewomen for my sake; and

for your own, let her be an active, useful sort of person, not brought

up high, but able to make a small income go a good way.' Mr. Collins

thought Lizzy fitted Lady Catherine de Boughs advice, and he thought a

marriage would add very greatly to his happiness.

Mr. Collins proposed to Lizzy, he was calm and collected. He spoke

arrogantly, and what he said seemed well planned and rehearsed. He

informed her of all the reasons for marrying her, but not one of them

included or implied that he wished to marry her for love. This reason

was the most important to Lizzy and ...

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looks Lydia goes for Wickham because he’s in a soldiers suite, and

Wickham for Lydia because she’s a young lady. They ran away and done

something which is not expected from people of such high class. It did

happen at the time but mainly by working class people, it was not

often for it to be seen by people like Lydia and Wickham. This brought

shame upon the Bennet family and now Lydia and Wickham has to get

married, Lydia being a young and impractical girl does not know what

is going on, but Mr. Wickham now regrets getting married to Lydia

seeing as how dim-witted she is, likewise Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Bennet.

Mr. Bennet is now stuck with her and spends most his time in the

library away from Mrs. Bennet and her annoying yelling and screaming.

Also Elizabeth and Jane getting a marriage proposal from people like

Bingley and Darcy was very unlikely.

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