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The Trouble-Makers of Pride and Prejudice: How They Are Both Alike and Different

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The Trouble-Makers of Pride and Prejudice: How They Are Both Alike and Different (By Charlie Nelson) Pride and Prejudice is littered throughout with people who have bad moral standards. Not all of these people are villains, but rather are people who disrupt the flow of the book. These are the characters who throughout the story added obstacles in the paths of the other characters. They may not have even caused any wrongs, but have crude manners and foul ways. These people include: Mrs. Bennet, George Wickham, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Miss Bingley as the villains of Pride and Prejudice. All four characters have one common link: they believe in marriage for profit. Yet, they all also have their differences. Pride and Prejudice is essentially the tale of the five Bennet daughters on their journey to get married (although it essentially focuses essentially on the sisters Elizabeth and Jane) and also the tale of Darcy trying to find love. Mrs. Bennett's goal is to get all of her five daughters married, which seams humble enough. ...read more.

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Darcy but worthy of an excellent wife". Wickham is a liar. He lies about Darcy's ill-treating him, when Darcy has actually helped Wickham. Darcy had even offered him a job in the church earlier, but Wickham had refused. Later, once Wickham had spent all of his money, he went back to Darcy and begged Darcy for the position at the church he had once been offered. Darcy refused this request, and so Wickham holds a grudge against him. He gets what he has bargained for in the end, upon marrying Lydia: the two are unhappy and always in debt. Darcy and Elizabeth often pay that dept. Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a horrible woman. With a heart of stone, she looks only to please herself. The book describes her as "a tall, large woman, with strongly-marked features, which might once have been handsome." The book also says that, "Her air was not conciliating, nor was her manner of receiving (Elizabeth) such as to make her visitors forget their inferior rank". ...read more.

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They have a sharp, shrewish look, which I do not like at all; and in her air altogether, there is a self-sufficiency without fashion, which is intolerable. As we see, Pride and Prejudice has no blood thirsty, murderous, apocalyptic type villains, but rather the everyday, greedy and stuck-up people who live amongst us. These people appear in the book simply to make it more interesting and to make it possible to develop a good plot. Almost anywhere in the world at a given time, there will be at least one Mrs. Bennet, someone who just wants her kids to marry for wealth. There will be at least one Wickham, someone who lies to make him or herself look better. Anywhere, a Lady Catherine de Bourgh can be found, someone who wants everything to go just his or her way. Similarly, any inhabited place on earth houses a Miss Bingley, who wrongly downplays others to make them self look better. And we all know the greedy for money type. These are the type of people who also exist in Pride and Prejudice. Although they all want money above any other, they all also have their own unique faults. 1 ...read more.

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