Pride And Prejudice Character Development Essay

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Title- Pride and Prejudice - the title represents two major themes of the book
Setting- 19th century England, Regency Era
Longbourn (Bennetts)
Pemberley (Darcy)
Rosings (Catherine de Bourgh)
Genre - Romance novel on the outside (relationships) also a satirical novel (internally mocking class relationships)
Historical Information
Pride and Prejudice was wrote in 1797 and published in 1813
Originally rejected by the publishers
Original title was First Impressions
Controversial novel because Austen mocked the classes of society by showing the rules and morals women had to abide by
Pride - Many characters especially the upper class like Mr. Collins, Darcy, Wickham even the middle class like Elizabeth and Jane all exhibited some sort of pride.
“ You are not serious in your rejection of me, I shall choose to attribute it to your wish of increasing my love by suspense.” pg. 108
Prejudice- Many characters developed first impressions of others that were inaccurate, like Elizabeth of Darcy and Wickham.
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She is motivated by her want to help Jane succeed in her relationship with Bingley and her want of happiness in a marriage.
Conflicts come across with Darcy, Wickham and Collins.
Elizabeth misjudged Darcy and Wickham which causes a hatred towards Darcy originally.
Elizabeth considers herself a good judge of character however she comes across change when Darcy proposes to her and then sends her a letter about the truths of what he did.
The letter from Darcy resolves her conflicts of her prejudices against him.
Elizabeth is prideful in herself in that she stands up for herself and makes judgments of others. The judgements goes with the prejudices that Elizabeth has towards Darcy and Wickham which are actually wrong.
Eventually, Elizabeth after seeing Pemberley sees Darcy for the kind man he is and eventually they end up
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