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Pride and Prejudice - In detail and with the use of brief quotations, explore how the charcters of Elizabeth and Darcy develop

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Pride and Prejudice - In detail and with the use of brief quotations, explore how the charcters of Elizabeth and Darcy develop Throughout the novel of "Pride and Prejudice", the relationships between men and women are centred throughout the story. It is critical that the right selection between partners becomes a central chioice to be made in life. The novel shows us the development of various relationships between different types of people and how they end up in marriage, especially the Bennetts. Most of these marriages are happy; some are simply prudent and possible and it is the key factor which would determine the happiness and fulfilment in life. Mr. Darcy initially embraces a personality of self-superiority and conceit. It is because of his feelings for Elizabeth that he learns to reveal his emotions more openly and develop into a modest character. When Darcy first sees Elizabeth, he is not especially attracted to her, nor is she to him. At an instance, he fully reveals to Mr. Bingley at the ball that "she is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt" him, which sugests that he is filled with his own pride and high financial status and fails to acknowledge Elizabeth as a beautiful and fine-quality woman, and this lack of consideration creates a mutual dislike between them. ...read more.


He is now humble and in love. It seems that if a man is in love with a woman, he will focus on obtaining a relationship with her, even if it means abandoning any former traits or values, moreover Darcy is now a wonderful, romantic man who is in love with Elizabeth and changes his prideful ways because of her influence. As well as Darcy's initial self-importance and prejudice against Elizabeth's lack of wealth, which the absence of Darcy's pride and prejudice that ultimately brings them together. Knowing that Darcy has changed throughout the novel of "Pride and Prejusdice", Elizabeth Bennett too changes throughout this book, as her first impressions of Mr. Darcy is that he is too "proud, above his company, and above being pleased," while Mr. Darcy's first impression of Elizabeth is that she is not handsome enough to tempt him, but in fact that her and her family are not wealthy and her mother is a bit overwhelming and presumptuous, making Mr. Darcy's pride and prejudice towards Elizabeth. It continues, as Elizabeth's pride and prejudice towards Mr. Darcy grow stronger. She is oblivious of his admiration towards her, since she figures that a man like Mr. Darcy would never love her and she could never love a man with so much pride and conceit. With the confusion of Mr. ...read more.


Darcy. The sense of prejudism against Mr. Darcy is shown throughout this novel for Elizabeth, until she finally admits herself of being "blind, partial, prejudiced, and absurd." She admits that she has acted despicably, by priding herself on her accuracy towards Mr. Darcy and Wickham, that it's her pride that shows her prejudism, "Vanity, not love, has been my folly. Pleased with the preference of one, and offended by the neglect of the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance, I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away where either were concerned. Till this moment, I never knew myself." Elizabeth's character transforms at this point, where she finally realises that her first impression, her pride and prejudice have been false and wrong towards Mr. Darcy. Both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy could not have experienced such a character transformation, if it weren't for their initial first impressions of each other, as they both grew to know one another better and deeper; they caused each other to mature and transform into a greater man and a greater woman. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy were both so stubborn about what they thought about each other for most of the novel that it caused them to see each other unclearly; luckily they overcame their false first impressions and were able to see the truth about each other and help each other grow to fall in love and have a respectful marriage, unlike the Bennetts, who have no respect for each other. ...read more.

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