Relationship Between Pride And Prejudice

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when Mr. Bennet met Mrs. Bennet, he was blinded by her beauty but didn't pay attention to her personality. A consequence of this was having to deal with a simple-minded, conforming wife who he didn't really love for the rest of his life. Austen used this relationship to show how silly their "love" was and to set an example of what love shouldn't be based on. Their daughter Elizabeth is told to have a strong opinion on her parents’ marriage and s very critical of the way her father’s constantly put downs his wife. By doing this, it is clear Austen point of view is strongly against marrying for anything but love.
\Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's relationship is one I consider to be the binary opposite of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's. Austen clearly shows throughout the novel that Mr Darcy and Lizzy are the epitome of a healthy relationship. They seem to truly love each other and are in love before they are engaged; much like a typical relationship in today’s society. Elizabeth does not conform to the general views of her era. This is supported when Mr. Collins proposes to Elizabeth and she turns him down because it is not what she wants. Elizabeth describes Mr. Darcy's feelings for Elizabeth when she says, "'...you were sick of civility, of deference, of officious attention. You were disgusted with the women who were always speaking and looking,
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This idea can be seen throughout Pride and Prejudice. Mrs. Bennet was characterized as someone with a “weak understanding and illiberal mind”. On the other hand, her husband, Mr. Bennet was portrayed as a competent and sarcastic man who was fond of reading. Mrs. Bennet was often teased by her husband, who found great pleasure in mocking her, sometimes without her knowledge. Elizabeth Bennet also touched upon the idea of the inferiority of women during a conversation with Mr. Darcy and Miss Bingley. After hearing what defined an accomplished

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