Analysis Of Elizabeth Bennet

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The initial reaction toward Elizabeth Bennet is that she is a smart and witty woman, who is favored by her father as he claims she “Has something more of quickness than her sisters” (Pride and Prejudice. pg 2) and wants Elizabeth to be set up with Mr. Bingley. It is also shown to have a sense of wit when it is claimed “She is a reader and has no pleasure in anything else” (Austen. pg 27). This is one reason Mr. Darcy takes so much interest in her is because she is not like most girls in the sense she cares about frivolous things, but rather is interested in things of greater importance. She not afraid to stand up for herself with her witty comebacks, which made him to “Wish to know her” (Austen pg 16) after getting acquainted with her …show more content…
This meaning she lived in a time when marriages were put together because they were practical or help give more money to the spouses family and not because it was for love. Elizabeth is against this notion of marrying for money, but rather for love as seen when she objects to the marriage proposal of Mr.Collins, the entail to the Bennet estate. Due to the circumstances of the time the closest male heir would receive the estate after the head of the household dies. Mr.Collins is the closest of the male heirs and he feels to make this situation less awkward for the Mrs. Bennet and her daughters offers marriage to Elizabeth to help secure her future with the estate. Elizabeth rejects to this marriage because he “Does not make me happy and I am convinced I am the last woman on earth who would make you so” (Austen. pg 82). She is also shown to have prejudices and may not be the best judge of character that was believed to be so earlier. She accuses Mr. Darcy of being a proud, and arrogant man after their first encounter when he told Mr. Bingley that Elizabeth was “Tolerable, but not enough to tempt me” (Austen. pg 7), also that he helped in breaking up his friend, Mr. Bingley from her sister, Jane. There is also the fact that Mr. Wickham, one of the officers who has become Elizabeth’s friend was an adopted son of Mr. Darcy’s late father and was given a good inheritance from him, but he claims Mr. …show more content…
She is a smart and witty woman who is someone who has her priorities straight with the fact she does not idle around and worry about frivolous things like her sisters who are trying to get the attention of the officers in Meryton and earn their affection, like her sister Lydia when she marries officer Mr. Wickham, but focuses on important things, like reading. She is also ahead of her time, much to the dismay of her mother, as seen in her ideas of marriage in that one should not marry just because it is smart and practical, but because they truly love this person, which for her, turns out to be, Mr. Darcy. The only thing that has changed since the beginning of the story is that she despite the fact she was right about Caroline Bingley in that she is prideful and does not care for Jane or her family holds prejudices and is not always the best judge of character. This is seen particularly when it comes to Mr. Darcy who is held to be a prideful and arrogant, but is actually a kind and wonderful man who loves and is devoted to his sister, Georgiana and also cares about his friend, Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth and her family. She also is a woman who seems like she has everything put together in the beginning, but turns out she is confused and has a lot of mixed emotions, especially when she finds out she was wrong about Mr. Darcy and is confused in how she feels about him after this revelation. In the end she

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