Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen Essay

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Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, is a novel, set in 19th century England which focuses on the five daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their search for a suitable man to marry. Throughout the novel, Austen introduces many characters that exhibit their own beliefs and ideals on how life should be lived and what they feel is most important when finding someone suitable. Most of the main characters are portrayed as very prideful men and women who feel their upbringing and social status is of more importance than finding someone based on love. This is when the prejudices begin to set in. Though some show it more than others, they all exhibit different traits and have their own unique ways of displaying their prides and prejudices.
The most level-headed, Elizabeth Bennet, is a very intelligent and independent woman for her day and age. She is different in that she dislikes the norm for women in that time, or the expectations that follow a woman. Elizabeth is a character that is prepared to stand up and express her opinion to other individuals confidently. In the novel Elizabeth exhibits both pride and prejudice attributes but comes off as more of a prideful character. “In marrying your nephew, I should not consider myself as quitting that sphere. He is a gentleman; I am a gentleman 's daughter; so far we are equal” (Chapter 55). Elizabeth is very mature, and despite what 's thrown at her, she has dignity and stands up for what is right to her. She is also very lady-like…

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