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Examine what is shown about character and theme at the Netherfeld Ball.

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Examine what is shown about character and theme at the Netherfeld Ball The Netherfield Ball shows many different characters and provides some interesting insights to the theme. Some characters are polite but certain characters do not seem understand what decorum means. At the Netherfield ball there is a lot of the plot you can pick up without reading on further although this sometimes comes true it does not always, unexpected things do happen, it also gives you an idea of what is going to happen during the rest of the book, who is going to marry who. Elizabeth Bennet, the heroine of the book, is often quite a good judge of character, even though she can show pride and prejudice at certain times not only to Mr Darcy. But in this scene she shows she can get some characters completely wrong. This is shown when Elizabeth is dancing with Mr Darcy. ...read more.


Elizabeth has a very rude, abrupt and unrestrained manor when she is talking to some people, this is apparent when in conversation with Mr Darcy at almost every meeting she has with him. From the moment Elizabeth and Mr Darcy met Elizabeth has had a bad and unrestrained attitude to Mr Darcy, she does not care about how Mr Darcy feels. Even though he does not find Elizabeth attractive at first he does not try to deliberately insult Elizabeth, even though we can see Elizabeth is the heroine she does not behave like the typical heroine because she does some unconventional things. Mr Darcy could take great offence at the things he did but he did not he just liked her more and more. Mr Darcy although perceived to be a perfect man was definitely not seen as one by Elizabeth but was by Miss Bingley. ...read more.


He does this to try and make Elizabeth jealous of Charlotte's position and hopes to make her realise how happy she could have been if she had accepted him when He proposed. She did not accept because she would have been miserable and only wanted to marry for love, whereas Charlotte has more of practical nature and decides that she does not want to be a spinster. Although Mr Collins has not yet been introduced to Mr Darcy he introduces himself and immediately starts talking about Lady Catherine de Burgh, Elizabeth is highly embarrassed by this episode. Mr Collins has a tendency to think a little too much of himself for his own good, even he hardly has any position in society he seems to consider that he does, he is usually very pompous although he probably does not have any idea that he is a social embarrassment. By Katherine Hewett 10M ...read more.

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