Conflict From A Lack Of Self-Control Analysis

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Conflict from a Lack of Self-Control Conflict is a calamity that breaks apart friendships, families, marriages, and communities. The causes of conflict could range from a simple misunderstanding to a fanatical opposition of political or religious views. Conflict causes animosity between parties and ultimately leads to resentment and animosity. Although conflict can be the result from various reasons, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice illustrates that conflict is the result of a lack of self-control. Self-control is the ability to control impulsive behavior and avoid selfish and rash actions. However, in Pride and Prejudice, the lack of self-control causes prejudice towards others and oneself. The antagonist, Lady Catherine de Bourne was a prejudice woman who actively criticizes everyone, including those in her own social class. When Elizabeth Bennet visits Lady Catherine, she discovers Lady Catherine’s true personality. As Elizabeth listens to Lady Catherine, she thought, “that nothing was beneath this great lady’s attention, which could furnish her with an occasion of dictating to others” (Chapter 29, 205). ‘Why did not you all learn? You ought all to have learned. The Miss Webbs all play, and their father has not so good an income as yours.” “No, not at all” (Chapter 29, 206). “Lady Catherine seemed quite astonished at not receiving a direct answer; and Elizabeth suspected herself to be the first creature who had ever dared to …show more content…
Darcy was promised to Lady Catherine’s daughter, Mr. Darcy prefers Elizabeth, thus creating prejudice towards her. On the other hand, Lady Catherine’s earlier comments insulting Elizabeth and comparing her to others, demonstrating a lack of self-control. So, Lady Catherine’s lack of self-control is the cause of the conflict leading to prejudice towards Elizabeth and to herself. Although the lack of self-control results in prejudice, it could also endangers that person as well as others around

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