Elizabeth Bennet Pride And Prejudice Quotes

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When Elizabeth Bennet first meets Mr. Darcy, she finds him very prideful and arrogant, causing her to form a negative opinion of him. This opinion begins to sear into her mind and she starts to ardently dislike him, which demonstrates that Elizabeth judges people prejudicially. During the Meryton Assembly ball, Darcy has a very conceited and disagreeable personality. Elizabeth uses the first impression to make up her mind completely on hating Mr. Darcy, as shown by the quote, His character was decided. He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and every body hoped he would never come there again” (Austen 10). This quote exhibits Elizabeth’s quick and prejudiced judgment. Elizabeth is too quick to form an opinion on Mr. Darcy. …show more content…

Wickham, he has plenty of negative things to say about Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth, with her passionate prejudice against Darcy, thoroughly enjoys his stories. Elizabeth only likes Wickham because he shares her negative opinions on Darcy, which reveals her prejudiced character. While Elizabeth and her aunt, Mrs. Gardiner are discussing Mr. Wickham, Mrs. Gardiner warns her about the rumors surrounding Wickham’s poor reputation. Elizabeth responds to the warning, saying, “At present I am not in love with Mr. Wickham; no, I certainly am not. But he is, beyond all comparison, the most agreeable man I ever saw” (Austen 140). Elizabeth’s response proves that her positivity towards Wickham was based on her hatred for Darcy. Elizabeth calls Wickham the most agreeable man she has ever met because of his negative stories about Darcy. She does not truly like Wickham as a person, but she believes that she does due to her prejudice against Mr. Darcy. Once again, Elizabeth is too quick to form an opinion. Her actions represent a common saying, ‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend’. This mindset is very flawed. More often than not, agreeing with somebody only because you have the same dislike will not lead to a lasting friendship. Elizabeth’s relationship with Wickham, as said, does not last. It was purely a result of her negative opinion on

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