Relationships in Pride and Prejudice Essay

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Relationship in Pride and Prejudice
In the novel Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, several, if not all of her characters, can confirm the belief that in order to achieve happiness one must discard their pride and in turn, replace it with self-respect accompanied by some humility. In addition, acceptance and mutual respect must replace one's prejudice. The novel reveals four couples that live through social inconviences. The setting, although the novel does take place in many different places, is mainly broadcasted from Longbourn, somewhere in England. It is set around the Bennet family, which consists of seven members. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, and their five daughters which of whom none are yet married. At this period in time,
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Bennett agrees and tries to leave the room taking Kitty with her but Elizabeth stops her and says "Dear madam, do not go. I beg you will not go. Mr. Collins must excuse me. He can have nothing to say to me that anybody need not hear. I am going away myself."But Mrs. Bennett Makes a fuss about How Lizzy should stay and hear Mr. Collins out and so she decides not to argue with her mother and she stays. Mrs. Bennett and Kitty leave the room and as they shut the door Mr. Collins begins his proposal speech to Lizzy, he lets her know that he has "her respected mother's permission for this address." meaning that he has already asked for Mrs. and Mr. Bennett's permission to marry her, I think it at this point that Lizzy begins to feel slightly worried about Mr. Collins' address. He then goes on to say "Almost as soon as I entered the house, I singled you out as the companion of my future life." This must have given Lizzy quite a shock, because she knows Mr. Collins is about to ask her to marry him. When he then says
"But before I am run away with by my feelings" Lizzy almost bursts out laughing because: "The idea of Mr. Collins, with all his solemn composure, being run away with by his feelings, made Elizabeth so near laughing, that she could not use the short pause he allowed in any attempt to stop him further". This is fairly amusing, as Lizzy meant to shut him up but couldn't and so Mr. Collins Continues by telling

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