Essay On Changes In Pride And Prejudice

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In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, many characters changed throughout the novel. Of the many characters Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have the most change throughout the journey of the novel. These characters both contribute to each others change and benefit one another. Characters in literature can have positive or negative changes from growth as a person. In Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth have positive changes.
Pride and Prejudice takes place in England during the 19th century. The main conflict of the novel is between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth Bennet is a quick witted and intelligent daughter of five. Her family is not very wealthy, and Elizabeth and her sisters are told by their parents to marry well if
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Darcy the first time she met him. She thinks he is very arrogant and she would never marry a man like that. As Elizabeth is around Mr. Darcy more she realizes he is not a terrible man and she starts to change her mind about him. Elizabeth contributes to Mr. Darcy 's change because she is the one that makes him open up and find love. Elizabeth learns from her experiences in the novel to not judge people so quickly and easily, but to get to know them before making any assumptions. Elizabeth 's parents have the same idea of Mr. Dracy as she does. "But I can assure you that Lizzy does not lose much by not suiting his fancy; for he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing. So high and so conceited that there was no enduring him! He walked here, and he walked there, fancying himself so very great! Not handsome enough to dance with! I wish you had been there, my dear, to have given him one of your set-downs. I quite detest the man" (15). Elizabeth 's view on Mr. Darcy changes and her parents are confused as to why she wants to marry him towards the end of the …show more content…
The setting is a key factor in this novel because it is the explanation for how the charcaters act. The social class is very important during the time this novel takes place and important to Mr. Darcy in the beginning. The purpose of the setting is also to give insight on how the people live. Another device used by the author is irony. The relationship between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth is very ironic because they disliked each other when they first met. This is ironic because they end up falling in love and getting married. The author uses this because the readers don 't expect it coming and will be surprised with the ending making it more entertaining. Lastly characterization was chosen to use to tell the audience about each character. The readers can understand more what each character 's personality is like. The purpose of all of the literary devices used are to give the audience more information and help them understand the novel

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