First Impressions In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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It takes a few seconds for someone to evaluate a person by their appearances guiding them to make a biased judgement on them. This is the basis for the common knowledge that people have to dress and act a certain way to get hired in a job interview. Based on the title of Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice”, it is more than implied that Austen’s Georgian Era, middle to high class, society would be focused on judging people for irrelevant things like their appearance or how much money they made. The limited contacts between men and women in this marriage hunting society influences the wide impact of first impressions making it understandable why “Pride and Prejudice” was intially called “First Impressions. “Pride and Prejudice” demonstrates both the inaccuracy yet relevancy of judging someone based on the first time you met them, through Elizabeth Bennet’s first impressions of William Collins, George Wickham, and Fitzwilliam Darcy.
The Bennett’s family had a impending reason for why it needed its five daughters to marry to a rich family, as quick as possible. This was that if they did not their estate would be given to their cousin, clergyman Mr. Williams Collins, when Mr. Bennett died. This cousin had could be the “doom” of the family, yet the Bennet’s did not really interact with him much. In fact it was not until after the Meryton Ball that he appeared at the Bennet’s estate critiquing it to its very core. He quickly gained an interest on Ms. Jane, Elizabeth’s older
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