Romanticism In Pride And Prejudice

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Can a prideful and judgmental person cause a major effect upon their own self? It is considered natural among many people to be conceited or to have a critical point of view of someone without getting to know them better. These two characteristics can bring consequences which can make people avoid them based on their attitude, which can result in not finding their true friend or in this case love. In Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have very set ideas about their own unique characteristics. Jane Austen’s message in this story is that love can overcome any type of conflict even though you are from a different social class. Miss Elizabeth judges too easily in contrary with Mr. Darcy, who transmits his …show more content…
She is a pretty young lady who doesn’t let anyone influence her decisions regarding her life. At the beginning of the novel, Elizabeth’s self-pride interferes with the reality of her encounter with Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth is the second sister from her four sisters, Lydia, Jane, Kitty, and Mary; all five sisters live in an estate in Longbourn, England along with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. Their mother is in search for their daughter’s status of marrying a rich man for convenience of economic security. Mrs. Bennet and the five sisters go to a ball in where they meet Mr. Bingley and his friend Mr. Darcy. Mr. Bingley is an open, friendly, and charming gentleman in contrary with his friend, who is also charming, but reserved, quiet, and too prideful. Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth’s sister, Jane, fall in love with a one-time look in the ball. “He is what a young man ought to be, sensible, good-humored, lively; and I never saw such happy manners: so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!” (Chapter 4 PG.16) was Jane’s description to her sister regarding the person she had danced with, Mr. Bingley, it was a vivid explanation saying that he was the perfect and greatest man there to be for …show more content…
Darcy to realize that they both were wrong regarding each other, creating affection amongst them as well. It all happens when one morning Miss Elizabeth took a walk after spending several weeks in Kent, when Mr. Darcy suddenly approached her, handing her a letter. When he left, she curiously opened and read the letter he wrote. It was two pages long, containing explanations of Wickham’s situation and the attempted break up of Mr. Bingley’s and Jane’s romance. Referring to the text in the book, “How despicably have I acted! I who have prided myself on my discernment! I, who have valued myself on my abilities! who have often disdained the generous candour of my sister, and gratified my vanity in useless or blamable distrust. How humiliating is this discovery! Yet, how just a humiliation! Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But 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.” (Chapter 13 PG. 205), we can verify Elizabeth’s changed views towards Mr. Darcy. I believe Mr. Darcy’s letter to Miss Bennet, explicating many questions she had was the main cause of the transformation of her feelings for him. Over time, they both fall in love for each

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