Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice Essay

1586 Words Jan 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Jane Austen 's novels usually focus around women’s social status. The time period in which she lived was about change. Thus, it is no surprise that she used her talent as a writer to highlight social issues. Jane Austen released Pride and Prejudice in 1813. The novel’s protagonist is Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth is a strong-natured intelligent young lady who transforms into a mature woman by the end of the novel. Throughout the novel Elizabeth changes and becomes less prejudiced and less prideful. Elizabeth’s character is revealed throughout the novel using particular lines of dialogue and actions, by doing this the reader is allowed to form well informed inferences about her character. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and she has four sisters. She is considered to be a local beauty but not as beautiful as Jane, the eldest Miss Bennet. At the first ball in Meryton Mr. Bingley tries to persuade his best friend Mr. Darcy to dance with Elizabeth he turns to look at her and responds with, “She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me” (Austen 23). This line is important because it is where Elizabeth’s prejudice against Mr. Darcy begins. As time progresses, Mr. Darcy starts to notice all of her wonderful attributes,
“But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she hardly had a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes. To this discovery…

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