Static Character In Pride And Prejudice

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Jane Austen’s classic novel set in the Victorian Era, Pride and Prejudice focuses on the ever-changing relationship of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, while developing other characters and their own plot lines that intertwine. Austen’s novel revolves around the relationship of five sisters, the eldest one being a Ms. Jane Bennet. She is a beautiful girl with curly blonde hair that attracts men throughout the country side. Contrary to her younger sisters, Lydia and Kitty, Jane is a calm and polite girl who keeps her feelings between her and Elizabeth. However, her personality is not as fortunate as her good looks. Jane Bennet is a static character whose quietness helps to advance the plot against her favor, blinds herself from the truth by …show more content…
Jane reciprocates the feeling, but fails to make it clear to Mr. Bingley. Eventually, Bingley leaves Netherfield with his sister because Darcy convinces them to. When Elizabeth confronts Darcy about his actions he writes in a letter to Elizabeth, “Her look and manners were open, cheerful and engaging as ever...though she received his attentions with pleasure, she did not invite them by any participation of sentiment” (Austen, 192). According to Darcy, Jane did not exhibit that she was in love with Bingley at the ball. As a result, Darcy does not want Bingley to fall for someone who does not love him back, so he convinces him that the feeling is unrequited love. Jane’s own weakness of conversing with strangers leads to her heartbreak over losing the chance of marrying Bingley. If Jane could overcome her fear of timidity, then she and Bingley would have been married even sooner, sparing Jane from her feelings of anguish. Above Jane’s marital woes, her silientness almost nearly destroys her family’s chance of betrothal. George Wickham is a soldier in the British military who stays in the Bennet’s town of Meryton. The women of the …show more content…
Caroline Bingley, Charles Bingley’s sister, is madly in love with Mr. Darcy. She will do anything and everything to try and get his attention, such as walking around the room, or pretending to read. Above all, Miss Bingley is extremely jealous of Elizabeth because Darcy is in love with her. When Elizabeth determines that Miss Bingley is the cause for her brother and Mr. Darcy abruptly leaving the countryside she tries to convince Jane. However, Jane does not believe it, and would rather reckon that Caroline is too considerate to do such a thing (Austen, 116,117). Jane can’t see past the fact that Caroline Bingley was friendly and polite towards her at the balls. Even when Elizabeth prevents a valid argument that Miss Bingley convinced the two men to leave to have Mr. Bingley marry Darcy’s sister, Jane still thinks her sister is incorrect. Jane uses her positive experiences with Miss Bingley to form her opinion, and will not budge from her impressions. A further examples of Jane’s constant optimism is the between Wickham and the rest of the Bennet family. Lydia travels to Brighton with Colonel Forster and his wife for one summer. There, she falls in love with Mr. Wickham and the two run off and are supposed to get married, according to Lydia. For a period of time, there are concerns in the Bennet household that Mr. Wickham may not marry

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