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Course Work on Pride And Prejudice How does Jane Austen create negative feelings towards the character of Mr. Darcy in the first six chapters of the novel Pride and Prejudice? In the novel Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy is a very rich character and uncommonly shy. He does not like to talk to anyone except the people he knows well. He also detested dancing and would not want to be introduced to someone new. This is all because of his shyness. When his behavior in public is like this, the public is bound to think of him as a very arrogant and a very disagreeable man because, usually, rich people are thought to be either as open or arrogant by the public, they are not thought of to be shy, but he is not open and so, is thought of to be an arrogant and a reserved man. The trends also supported their thoughts as, the trends in that time were to dance and if a person would not dance, then he or she would be called either arrogant or shy. ...read more.


Though the people who were close to him knew that he did this as he was shy, the people who did not know him thought of it as arrogance. Elizabeth overheard a conversation between Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley. Mr. Darcy said that Mr. Bingley was dancing with the most beautiful girl in the room and he also said (talking about Elizabeth) "She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me;" When Elizabeth heard this, she was furious and judged him as to be the most disagreeable man and she remained not having very cordial feelings towards Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen gives Elizabeth Bennet's and Mrs. Bennet's characters the ability to judge very fast. So, in their eyes, the first impression is the last impression because of which, they do not even give poor Darcy a chance to prove himself right. Jane Bennet, on the other side is one who does not instantly judge a person, she judges a person over a period of time because of which Jane Austen does not use Jane Bennet to comment on Mr. ...read more.


After reading the book, a reader would feel that Mr. Darcy's character is not an arrogant character but actually a very shy and helpful character. He is portrayed in a negative light throughout the whole book by Jane Austen so, his good side is hidden because of which, the reader becomes very interested in the book. He is first shown by Austen as arrogant but then in the letter lays the turning point. It becomes even more interesting after that. Mr. Darcy's richness and shyness combined with the first impressions of Mrs. Bennet and Elizabeth Bennet make up the story. Jane Austen uses a lot of wit and sarcasm in many of her books of which Pride and Prejudice is one. Austen uses letters as turning points in this book as well as many of her other books. She does not make characters bad, but makes characters look bad in this book. She makes them look bad with the help of words and phrases from other characters. She is a very good author and her style of writing is loved by many people all over the world. Total no. of words in quotes: 39 words Total no. of words with quotes: 914 words. Total no. of words without quotes: 875 words. ...read more.

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