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Using quotation from chapters one to four show how Jane Austin introduces the characters.

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Using quotation from chapters one to four show how Jane Austin introduces the characters: In the first chapter we are introduced to Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Bennet. Mr. Bennet's teasing and sarcastic character is amusingly portrayed by Jane Austin through his dialogue with his wife. He constantly acts as though Mrs. Bennet's concern over socialising with the new neighbour [who happens to be a suitable bachelor] is of no importance to him. This is done with use of short sentences such as, 'Mr. Bennet made no answer.' Responses such as, 'You want to tell me...' use italics to stress the sarcasm in his tone of voice. He also Asks Mrs. Bennet of Mr. Bingley, enquiring, 'is he married or single?' By saying this he teases Mrs. Bennet as it is blatant that if Mr. Bingley was married, he would be of slight interest to Mrs. Bennet. In one sentence Mrs. Bennet also mentions to Mr. ...read more.


She is also distinguished as the prettiest, 'every body said how well she looked; and Mr. Bingley thought her quite beautiful.' Jane is then described as very kind hearted and has a positive judgement of people. She is perceived as a very honest and uniquely kind person, as Lizzy says to her, 'you never see a fault in any body,' ' I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life,' and 'to take the good of every body's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad - belongs to you alone.' It was also evident that Jane was concerned over impressing Mr. Bingley, as she 'grieved over such a number of ladies' at the ball, worrying it would reduce her chances of being noticed. Elizabeth Bennet is introduced in the third chapter while at the ball. She is first discussed by Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley, and described as, 'very pretty,' and 'very agreeable.' ...read more.


An introduction to Mr. Darcy is in chapter three at the ball. In the first introductory paragraph he attracts everyone by his 'fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien; and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance of his having ten thousand a year.' He is first portrayed as the perfect man, known as 'much handsomer than Mr. Bingley' and was 'looked at with great admiration.' However, there is an abrupt change in impressions when halfway through the evening 'he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company, and above being pleased.' He is now known as 'ill mannered' and unsociable, 'Mr. Darcy danced only once with Mrs. Hurst and once with Miss. Bingley, declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening in walking about the room.' The contrast between him and Mr. Bingley also emphasises his conceit and pride. Darcy's pride is highlighted throughout his introduction as Jane Austin constantly expresses him as 'the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world,' and 'so high and so conceited that there was no enduring him!' November 2002 Sophie Ganjavian ...read more.

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