Mr. Collins then proposes to Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth’s bestfriend, who accepts. Elizabeth then leaves home to stay with, the Collins’ who live near Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. Darcy’s aunt. While this is going on, Mr. Darcy realizes he has feelings for Elizabeth and proposes to her, this is the climax of the novel. She is astonished by his actions, and turns him flat down. 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.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Jane uses the novel to show the common day romance of the time period. In the novel, Elizabeth Bennet, a sophisticated, lively girl manages to change Mr. Darcy, a cocky, stubborn man into a person who is head over heels in love. Although it takes her some time, Elizabeth is able to change the way Mr. Darcy feels about love in general and causes him to act differently then he has ever done before. Mr. Darcy’s self- discovery in response to Elizabeth Bennet’s blunt honestly allows him to re-evaluate his approach to love. Although Mr. Darcy has trouble getting along with Elizabeth because she is honest about her opinions, he maintains an attraction to her.
She knows what she wants in a husband and is not going to be influenced out of her wishes by anyone. Elizabeth is an independent woman who makes a good decision in marrying Darcy because she shares a deep emotional connection with him, and also because she has the support of her trusted friends and family. To argue that Elizabeth Bennet is totally unaware of the status and money she stands to gain from Mr. Darcy would be futile. She is very smart, not naïve. This difference, however, might lead some to an alternative reading of Pride and Prejudice, an interpretation that finds much humiliation and degradation on the part of Elizabeth throughout her marriage process.
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. XIV) Marianne is not a perfect character, but her emotions and spirit add a depth and realness that jumps off the page. Her ethical code of values allows her find balance and saves her from tragedy. It is Marianne’s conversion in Sense and Sensibility that holds the novel together and where the lesson lies. The romantic appeal of Marianne as a heroine is strong; readers must ascertain a balance of sense and sensibility along side Marianne.
The plot of the novel follows traditional plot guidelines; although there are many small conflicts, there is one central conflict that sets the scene for the novel. The novel is about an embarrassing; mismatched couple and their five daughters. The novel begins with Mrs. Bennet, telling her daughters of the importance of marrying well. During this time a wealthy man, Charles Bingley, moves close to Netherfield, where the Bennets’ reside. The Bennet girls struggle to capture his attention, and Jane, who judges no one, is the daughter who manages to win his heart, until Mr. Bingley abruptly leaves town.
Even males can also consider themselves a feminist because the true definition of it is equality. I think the diary does a great job of showing a lady going through everyday life and struggles, as so does the average human being. Throughout the novel, the reader can see that Bridgett is obviously struggling with many issues. Bridget is not pretending to be a heroine in the novel that saves the day, she is meant to be someone we can relate our faults to. From her poor self-image, trying to find a potential partner, and her substance abuse problems, some might say she is a terrible excuse for a feminist.
When Mrs.Bennet hears Mr.Collins may be interested in one of the daughters she is ecstatic because this will ensure that the home stays with one of her girls. Mr. Collins hears that Jane is involved wit... ... middle of paper ... ... Mr. Darcy did not have to overcome so many barriers. The only barrier that exists for him is the vast difference in family class between the two. However, this seems to bother others much more than it bothers him. The marriage between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth shows the most promise.
But towards the end of the novel, even after all their efforts and hopes of separating the two, Jane and Bingley manage to get married. Miss Bingley and Mrs. Hurst are forced to swallow their pride and make amends with Jane because they know that if they didn’t, Mr. Bingley would never like them. The Bingley sisters displayed their tolerance and mutual respect towards Jane after the lower social class prejudice was removed. Caroline Bingley’s attempts to seek the affection of Mr. Darcy are another example of her lack of self-respect. Her excessive pride is evident in her confidence that Darcy “belongs” to her because of their similarities in social status.
They both come off with a sense of reason and believability that helps the reader relate. Elizabeth’s character is a good spirit because of her sense that she can make her own choices and is an independent woman. She likes her gender and takes advantage of her strengths as a strong woman to break the societal norms and standards for women of the time. Relating to the article---> Clicking terms that Austen tied to marriages to offer a stark comparison between the marriages and what worked for some and what didn’t. Lizzie’s friend, Charlotte thinks logically alot like LIzzie, but goes to far when considering her hand in marrying Mr. Collins out of reason.
Their marriage was based on ... ... middle of paper ... ...cy crawls back in humiliation and toning down his pride as a man in pursuit for not some weak, dim-witted, and superficial female, but instead for a strong and independent individual. With Jane Austen’s character development for Mr. Darcy in change of values for the ideal women, it puts the dignified feminist women on a pedestal as the more appealing figure, in contrast to the stereotypical materialistic Victorian woman. Jane Austen satirizes and reveals the corrupt and distorted social values in the Victorian Era. Expanding on this idea, the two themes of marriage versus true love and women’s roles in society, Austen criticizes and ridicules the shallow life of the 1800s. A society full of superficial means needs to be careful in obscuring social views, especially for the wealthy not to base the meaning of life and ideals on the frivolous, gaudy materialisms.