Essay on Social Class And Prejudice By Carl Jung

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Underlying Relationships in Pride and Prejudice
A relationship defines the way two individuals are connected. It may require a long time to see the true beauty in a person, but it is possible. Sometimes it is seen that wealth and social standard do not prove anything in a relationship and love is what matters. In other cases it is seen that only social class and wealth matter in a relationship. A quotation written by Carl Jung states: “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction both are transformed.” That is, individuals develop transformation in their character through contact. The novel Pride and Prejudice revolves around many characters as they mature as individuals and can be seen through a Marxist perspective. As a result of meeting other individuals, people undergo a transformation. Stressing that physical contact plays a major role in a relationship as seen with the relationship of Lydia and Wickham, Elizabeth and Darcy and Jane and Bingley. Elizabeth and Darcy’s relationship displays the struggle with social class, Jane and Bingley’s relationship demonstrates the impact of others as well as social status and Lydia and Wickham’s relationship reveals the importance of power and wealth for some individuals.

The relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy reveals character transformation and social class struggles within a society. Elizabeth changes her views on Darcy as well as Darcy changes his views on…

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