Elizabeth Bennet's Character In Pride And Prejudice

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399. Describe a character from literature that you would trade places with, and explain why. My favourite book from the 19th century is Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen. The character I love the most is Elizabeth Bennet, of course, this is not a surprise at all because she is also Jane Austen’s favourite heroine. Elizabeth Bennet is the protagonist of the novel and one the second daughter of Mr and Mrs Bennet five daughters. This character lives into a century when the only expecting career for any woman is marriage “In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.” (Austen, pg. 17-18), this quote refers to the desperate need of young girls for being liked by any reach, handsome and young man. (Miss…show more content…
Elizabeth is not afraid to speak her mind: "I have never desired your good opinion, and you had certainly bestowed it most unwillingly."; "Stupid men are the only ones worth knowing, after all."; " My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation." Elizabeth is honest with herself and with those around her. Elizabeth's main flaw is her exaggerated prejudice upon anybody she meets, especially to Mr Darcy which at the ending is proved to be unfounded and finally wrong "Mr Darcy? I'd easily forgive his vanity had he not wounded mine."
"How despicably I have acted!" she cried; "I, who have prided myself on my discernment! I, who have valued myself on my abilities! who have often disdained the generous candour of my sister, and gratified my vanity in useless or blameable mistrust! How humiliating is this discovery! Yet, how just a humiliation! Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind! But vanity, not love, has been my folly.(...)Till this moment I never knew myself (36. 10.) This is the moment when Elizabeth realises her big mistakes on judging others but even to
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I like being sarcastic and ironic almost all the time, but I feel like something is missing from me, maybe manners and elegance. Elizabeth Bennet is simply and at the same time complicated, awesome young lady, she is some kind of a model because of her behaviour and love for her family even if they're so different by having such different meanings of life and
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