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Show how Elizabeth Rebels against the accepted

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Show how Elizabeth Rebels against the accepted Social Conventions of her class The 'Pride and Prejudice' is a romantic novel written by Jane Austen who is well-known novel writer in these days. This play has two major characters who are Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Elizabeth is a beautiful and intelligent girl, and Mr. Darcy is a very wealthy gentleman. Jane Austen focused on love and the marriage in her novels even though she did not get married. This is why her novels are all about romance because she wants to achieve her happiness by using characters in her novel. So Jane Austen ends this novel with Elizabeth and Jane's marriage. In this essay, I am going on to look at Elizabeth's attitude to social conventions of her class. Also I will go to analyse how Austen presented Elizabeth as an unusual heroine using the other characters and the background. This novel was completed between October 1796 and August 1797. A woman's position this time was largely limited to the home and the family. Women could not have any choice and could not stand up for her opinion to men or other high positioned people. Also daughters may not inherit any money or house when their father died. In Korean culture in the late 17th century, there were only arranged marriages by parents. This was quite similar to English culture but in Korean culture, daughters could have their father's money or house after his death. ...read more.

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Collins, Elizabeth become furious and very upset because she know her friend was not engaged for love. Charlotte said, 'I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair, as most people can boast on entering the marriage state.' which means that love is not important as safety and money to her. Charlotte is not as pretty and intelligent as Elizabeth; therefore she will not have any opportunity to choose her husband. She thought she is already a 'burden' to her parents because she is now over 20 years old. So she accepted Mr. Collins's proposal easily. A conversation with Charlotte about her engagement was a chance for Elizabeth to change her opinion of the marriage, because she can agree with her friend's opinion. But she did not change her opinion. When Elizabeth having the dinner with Lady Catherine, she stands up to Lady Catherine and shows her opposite opinion clearly. Lady Catherine said that Mr. Bennet family's education is awfully odd and should alter, but Elizabeth said 'I think it would be very hard upon younger sisters, that they should not have their share of society and amusement' She thinks that she does not need to follow her opinion Furthermore, when Lady Catherine advises about Elizabeth and her sisters' behaviour and wants them to follow her opinion, Elizabeth said that 'your Ladyship can hardly expect me to own it' because she thinks that her and her sister are grow up enough and will be hard to change. ...read more.

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She said that 'I will make no promise of the kind.' because she thinks that she insults her family 'in every possible way.' and has no reasons to promise to her. Lady Catherine thought that if Mr. Darcy marries Elizabeth, their family would disapprove because Elizabeth's family is a middle class. Also her younger sister has just made a bad and scandalous marriage after running away with Mr. Wickham - this was a terrible thing to do at the time. Many people say Elizabeth is a refreshing heroine. This is because Elizabeth refused Mr. Collins and Mr. Darcy's proposal which was really great opportunities. Also she stands up to Lady Catherine de Bourgh with her own opinion. Elizabeth's deportment is very different to other novel's women characters. A normal woman in 17th century, they married for financial reasons, not love or happiness. Also they did not show their own thoughts against high position person. This is why readers describe Elizabeth as a refreshing and unusual heroine. But I think she is not a refreshing heroine. This is because she refuses really good chances which can give her a protection and money. If she did not get marry after their proposal, probably she will realise that her opinion of marriage is wrong because she does not have money or protection after her father's death. Also if she married middle class man or low class man, she will realise happiness is not important in marriage because she will be unhappy if she does not have enough money to eat or buy. So I think Elizabeth is not a refreshing heroine. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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