My research began in the online database system through John Paul II library at Franciscan University. The most reliable database that I have used has been the Academic Search Complete, so I launched this system first. I started with the extremely broad term “Jane Austen,” and achieved hundreds of results. I scrolled through the first couple of essays, but none ...
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...t I read. Babb took the position that most of the relationship between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy was misconstrued. Babb stated, “When Darcy himself turns up, Elizabeth keeps protesting about the amazing…[change]…, although by this time we may well suspect that much of the alteration is in Elizabeth herself, who has been surrendering her prejudice against him” (117-118). Since the novel was written through the eyes of the heroine, Elizabeth, all of our (the reader) reactions and emotions are inspired by her reactions and emotions. Babb stated that Elizabeth’s pride was wounded, and she felt obligated to look down on Mr. Darcy. In reality, Mr. Darcy was actually always a kind, generous, and thoughtful gentleman, but Elizabeth took all of his actions and sees them for the worst possibility. Elizabeth let both her pride and her prejudice cloud her vision of Mr. Darcy.
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