Essay about Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

1283 Words Mar 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Throughout Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen gives many examples of common problems that can come between a relationship; She uses Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to show possible problems that could occur during the 19th century and what has to be done to overcome them. She begins the novel by focusing on first impressions. Both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have a unpleasant first meeting. As both characters start to see more of each other, they have to be flexible thinkers in order to communicate. By communicating, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have to learn to compromise and use discernment. As their friendship and genuine love grows stronger, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy develop they learn to be civil, generous, and inter-dependent as their genuine love grows stronger. Although Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy initially have a difficult relationship due to their contrasting opinions involving pride, prejudice, first impressions, and status, both characters learn to overcome their differences; in fact they embark on a relationship due to their mutual love because both characters learn to understand each other’s personalities through communication after their unpleasant first impressions.
Jane Austen uses Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, two strong and independent characters to show the negative effects a first impression has. It is evident in the beginning of the novel that both characters are filled with pride and prejudice. Because of this, they do not see the importance of proving…

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