Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice Essay

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In the 21st century, one could say the typical female has many different traits and characteristics than the young women of the 19th century. In Jane Austen’s popular novel Pride and Prejudice the main character, Elizabeth Bennet is absolutely nothing like the typical 19th-century female. During the 19th century, young women who were single and becoming of the ages 20 and above had a certain attitude to uphold and a certain way to behave around others. They were to have perfect manners at all times and to have a sweet, charming, and innocent ora to portray to everyone. Elizabeth, however, was one to speak her mind and was a little more blunt than most people liked. In the novel Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth’s fate depends on her attitude and the way she predicts things to be, but it may cause her the biggest mistake of her life. Elizabeth Bennet is a very intelligent young woman who is depicted as being personally proud of her attentiveness and her keen ability in judging the social behavior of others. She is the second oldest among four other sisters and is often embarrassed by her mother and younger sisters. In outings into town, Elizabeth acts in a very playful impertinence that often does offend; however, when Elizabeth does meet new people she does not like, her behavior and accusations may change. For example, Elizabeth stated, “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at the attempt to…

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