Comparing Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice Essay
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Set in 1797, Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, is all about marriage. If a woman is not married, it is considered socially unacceptable and she will have to become a governess. In the Bennet household, Mr. Collins and Mr. Darcy both propose to Elizabeth. However, she cannot bring herself to accept either. While both men are rejected because of their inappropriate actions, Mr. Darcy’s proposal is more acceptable than that of Mr. Collins. Mr. Collins’ proposal to Elizabeth Bennet is unacceptable because of his intentions, how he presents his proposal, and his
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Collins’ proposal, Mr. Darcy’s is unacceptable but for different reasons. Elizabeth refused him because of his relationships with different people and interactions with her. Mr. Wickham, one of Elizabeth’s acquaintances, testified against Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth, claiming he had refused him his inheritance money from his father. Elizabeth believed him without hearing both sides of the story. Because of this, Elizabeth holds a grudge against Darcy and cannot accept his proposal. She also blames him for breaking up her sister’s engagement to Mr. Bingley. And when she approaches him about it, he affirms the truth and tries to explain his reasoning, however she will not listen and cannot believe he would do such a horrific thing. Also, Elizabeth declines his proposal because of the way he treated her. When they first met, he was cold and mysterious. He refused to dance (which Elizabeth found preposterous) and stood in the corner with his few aquaintances. Even throughout their other conversations, the things he says has the impression that he knows he is above her and is proud of it. After a long argument with Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth refuses his proposition because of his behavior towards her, her family, and

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