Pride And Prejudice Perspective Analysis

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Change of perspective
In the novel, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen we come across as a well told story where the characters are well drawn and supported. By observing the different encounters between Darcy and Elizabeth, we come to learn that she forms a prejudice against Mr. Darcy. Throughout the novel we see how these prejudices she has are ironic and even sometimes wrong and how he over comes his pride. In my essay I would like to look at three instances where we see how his actions are mistakenly perceived wrongly by Elizabeth. First, the very first proposal he makes. Secondly, the part where Darcy nervously ask if all is well with her and then lastly, in the beginning when Darcy asked if she would like to dance and she declined.
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Bingley. She also prejudice against him of some demeanor of which she believes him of being guilty of not giving a young man what he is entitled to. With all this in mind, when Darcy propose to her, she is taken back by it. Along with the words he uses in his proposal and her dislike in him she refuses his hand in marriage. During this conversation between the two, she makes him aware that she knows he separated her sister and Mr. Bingley and accuses him of having in defiance of honour and humanity and left a young man under his own protection. All this is in contrary to what was actually happening, making the first instance of how he prejudice is ironic. We later learn in a letter that Mr. Darcy wrote, his reasons for splitting Jane and Mr. Bingley up and for Mr. Wikkem’s situation and how wrong Elizabeths prejudice actually was. She condemn herself for her preciptancy in believing things she hears and exclaims, “How despicably have I acted! I who have valued myself on my abilities! Who have often disdained the generous candour of my sister, and gratified my vanity in useless o blameable distrust.” (Austen …show more content…
You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me. ”, (Austen 1813, p 8) when Bingley suggests that he dances with her. Darcy not only think so little of her, but of the people of Meryton too, as he regards them as inferior. When Darcy makes this comment about Elizabeth she’s within range. This creates a negative impression of him in her mind, however as the novel progresses the underlying nobility of his character is slowly revealed to her and an ironic twist is seen at the end of the novel when she is considered more than just tolerable and he asks he hand in marriage.

In conclusion to the discussion above, we see how the prejudice Elizabeth has towards Darcy. This makes her see him only for his arrogance, his attempt to separate he sister and Mr. Bingley, and his snide comments. Darcy’s pride hinders him from realizing his feelings for her. A major theme throughout the novel is irony, as they end up getting married, despite their negative feelings they had in the

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