The Pride and Prejudice of Men and Women Essay

816 Words Apr 22nd, 2008 4 Pages
Love is inconceivably the most confusing concept ever. Some love, simple, or not love at all, is easily achieved, while true-love is very hard to obtain. It is most certainly, at its best, described in Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice”. One can most likely name a few ways love comes about, that is, “true-love” or the want to truly be with one, financial stability, and social acceptance. It is most desirable to seek “true-love”, but is seldom ever found, and when it is, the path in which comes before it will not be a smooth one. If one desires a smooth path, riches, and rise in social rank, one only needs to look no further than a rich man in need of a wife.
First we meet Elizabeth and Darcy, Elizabeth being from a middle-class family
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His haughtiness makes him fault his pursuit of Elizabeth. When he proposes to her he thinks more on how unsuitable a match she is than on her intelligence, beauty, or anything else good about her. Her rejection of his advances builds a kind of humility in him. Darcy shows his continued love for Elizabeth, in spite of his distaste for her low connections, by rescuing Lydia and the entire Bennet family from disgrace. There was true love in the beginning, but because of their characters it made it very difficult for it to be seen. It took hate to manifest into love for anything to happen.
Charlotte is more practical when it comes to love, where Elizabeth is romantic, she is also six years older than Elizabeth. Charlotte is more interested in having a comfortable home and lifestyle then actually having a loving relationship. Unlike Elizabeth, who is more pertained to finding the right person for her and has plenty of time to do so, Charlotte is much older than Elizabeth and will be kicked out of her home if she does not find a husband. Elizabeth love took time to manifest itself for Darcy, while with Charlottes attitude she immediately agreed to Collins marriage proposal. Collins is a pompous, generally idiotic clergyman who is to inherit Mr. Bennet’s property. Mr. Collins’s own social status is nothing to special, but he goes to annoying lengths to let everyone and anyone know that Lady Catherine de Bourgh serves as his

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