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All throughout the novel of Pride and Prejudice the courtship between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have been an underlining theme. As a reader it is obvious that there is a constant love tension between the two characters

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Introduction

Pride and Prejudice Response Paper All throughout the novel of Pride and Prejudice the courtship between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have been an underlining theme. As a reader it is obvious that there is a constant love tension between the two characters that is shown constantly in each chapter. The two lovers do not get off to a good start in forming a proper relationship. The obvious themes of the book being pride and prejudice are displayed equally by Lizzy and Darcy throughout the novel. Elizabeth's prejudice behaviors toward Darcy are apparent at their first encounter at a party at Mr. Bingley's. She over hears Darcy speaking badly about her and is quick to make judgments and write Darcy off as an arrogant and pompous man. ...read more.

Middle

The two characters at first make poor first impressions and they have altered perspectives of another and do not let their true feelings come out until further in the novel. The way in which Darcy wins over Elizabeth happens in volume two and three. As we get deeper into the novel the true good natured character of Mr. Darcy comes alive and Elizabeth as well as the readers grows fonder and fonder of him. The breaking point in which Elizabeth comes to terms with her love for Darcy is when she and the Gardiner's take a tour of the Pemberely Estate, where Mr. Darcy resides. As she is walking this magnificent pictures country home she is mesmerized by it and thinks what it would be like to live here as Mr. ...read more.

Conclusion

As Elizabeth walks further and further into his magnificent estate she is falling in love with Mr. Darcy. Another part of the novel where Elizabeth's love for Darcy is shown is when she finds out that Darcy was the one who paid off Wickham and found them before they eloped and ruined the family name. Mr. Darcy's true courage and love for Elizabeth is shown here and after much consideration she knows that his love is real and that they share an intimate connection. She later finds out that the only reason Darcy did that was because Lydia is Elizabeth's sister. Elizabeth fears that Mr. Darcy will not ask for her hand in marriage after previously getting rejected by her, but there love holds strong and breaks through their past. ...read more.

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