Society In Pride And Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice has been a well-known novel to the world. People all around the world have studied this book in their classes and for the plain pleasure of reading. Not only does this book give the readers a peek into the life during Austen’s time, but also allows people to understand how society viewed economics and social life. The people in Pride and Prejudice all revolved around two main characters in particular: Elizabeth and Darcy. Characters like Mr. Bingley, Mr. Collins, and Lady Catherine all were crucial parts of the bringing together of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. In life and in novels the author/fate use certain people to bring people together, create situations that wouldn’t have happened without those people, and broaden the…show more content…
Collins. Mr. Collins being one of the first love interests we are introduced to in the beginning of the story, had his eye on marrying a Bennet sister and it just so happened he fell into the sight of Elizabeth Bennet. He danced with her at the ball in which we met Charles Bingley and Darcy, he spent a weeklong visit with the Bennet’s, and finally proposed to Elizabeth. When Elizabeth rejected his proposal for marriage, that kept Elizabeth on the market and out of the prospect for many run-of-the-mill men in the village. This allowed Darcy to make his move without the interference of any militia or townsmen. Darcy, was an outsider, a resolute man, the rejection from Mr. Collins only heightened the sexual attraction for Darcy to Elizabeth. By this, Mr. Collins brought together Darcy and Elizabeth through unexpected and subconscious…show more content…
During the book, Elizabeth is invited to dinner at the De Bourghs house and dines with Lady Catherine, Darcy, Charlotte, and Mr. Collins. At this dinner, Lady Catherine criticizes Elizabeth’s attitude and piano playing. She talks about how Darcy has a somewhat arranged marriage with his cousin and indirectly tells Elizabeth to stay clear. When Lady Catherine hears that Darcy and Elizabeth are supposedly engaged, she rushes over to Longbourn to steer Elizabeth off this track she is heading in and keep Darcy protected from this engagement. This angers Elizabeth, and as we all know Elizabeth seems to thrive in people disliking her, or giving her a clever thought of their mind, because she can retort back swiftly and adequately. After this encounter, Elizabeth begins to realize she is in love with Darcy. This revelation was prompted by Lady Catherine’s adamant dislike to the idea of marriage. As adolescents we tend to thrive on people’s disregard/dislike for something we do. This was exactly this case with Elizabeth. In the end, Lady Catherine was the last straw that was pulled to help Elizabeth realize she has found the man right for her, Fitzwilliam
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