Write a Critical Analysis of Jane Austen’s Novel Pride and Prejudice, Paying Special Attention to Family Politics. Comment on the Elizabeth – Darcy Relationship. What Makes Elizabeth and Darcy Different from All Other Characters in the Novel?

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Write a critical analysis of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, paying special attention to family politics. Comment on the Elizabeth – Darcy relationship. What makes Elizabeth and Darcy different from all other characters in the novel? Student: Daniela Gospodinova
In the 19th century in England, when Jane Austen writes, the marriage is something that every young woman wants - to marry a single, wealthy men, showing both joy and gratitude. In the beginning of the novel, the opening sentence "It is a truth universally aknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife" she shows us how important is to get into an advantageous marriage and make good connections in society. In that love
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They family pride is one of the things, that Elizabeth is taught to respect and follow. When they have dinner in Lady Catherine's mansion, conversation is dominating. Lady De Bourgh starts to speak openly about Elizabeth's and her sisters upbringing, and by the end of the evening, all is mentioned - their luck of musician and artistic talents, the failure of their mother to hire a governess and Elizabeth's impudence. Elizabeth Bennet exhibit a good pride when she fiercely defends her family to Mr. Darcy when he asks her to marry him (the first time) and then strongly criticizes her family's economic situation and social standing. Her family values and pride run so strong that she gives up complete financial security to defend her family.
Darcy and Elizabeth are different from other characters in the novel, because they matured in every way throughout the novel, from their pride and prejudice to their true love they pass through obstacles which the reader might think that "almost exactly in the middle of the book, wondering if and how the chasm . . . can be bridged" (Douglas Bush). He is looking for a perfect woman, which he thinks that is hard to find and she is smart, charged with deficiency in accounts, and honest. She says that she prefers to stay an old maid, rather to marry someone whom she is not attracted to. Darcy is pride and this pride is justified by his wealth and social status. This is later explained to Elizabeth, his

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