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    English literature. She finished writing her novel “Pride and Prejudice” when she was 21, the same age as the main protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. The story revolves around her and her struggles towards marriage. However, though she is a fictional character, several hints can lead us to believe that Elizabeth might be a close representation of Jane Austen and that she was inspired by her personal life, personality and environment. Firstly, Jane Austen lived during the 18th century and she set her stories in the same time period. During this century, not many options were given to women: they had to marry well to ensure that they would live a comfortable life. If they…

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    Elizabeth Bennet Marriage

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    in the history of British literature. The author, Jane Austen is one of the greatest women writers in the world. The novel shows vivid and complicated relationships between characters and reflect the importance of marriage for women in the early nineteenth century. Austen mainly depicts two disparate marriage attitudes between Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas. The story is set in a society which marriage was determined more by economic factors than by emotions such as love and characters.…

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    Elizabeth Bennet Evolution

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    The Evolution of Elizabeth Elizabeth Bennet There is a complex and intricate weaving of gender, classism, and societal ideology of the institution of marriage in Elizabeth Bennet’s era of time was intricately built upon the foundations of patriarchy, social class restrictions, and female subjugation. All of these finely defined constructs formed a cohesive bond within this interestingly and distinct tapestry within the framework of patriarchal dominance, female submission, and playing the game…

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    Subsequently, the character that is also known as the heroine of the novel, Elizabeth Bennet, is used to mock the preposterous marriage rules during the Regency period in England. By accepting Darcy’s marriage proposal in the end, and proudly rejecting a marriage proposal from Mr. Collins, she proves that she is against societal expectations and marries for true love instead of wealth or status. The fact that Elizabeth knows that happiness in her life is more important than money, reflects her…

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    The initial reaction toward Elizabeth Bennet is that she is a smart and witty woman, who is favored by her father as he claims she “Has something more of quickness than her sisters” (Pride and Prejudice. pg 2) and wants Elizabeth to be set up with Mr. Bingley. It is also shown to have a sense of wit when it is claimed “She is a reader and has no pleasure in anything else” (Austen. pg 27). This is one reason Mr. Darcy takes so much interest in her is because she is not like most girls in the…

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    In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and her family live in a society where a young woman’s principal design in life is to find a suitable husband. Elizabeth distinguishes herself from other desirable young women by means of her unique relationships with characters such as the eligible Mr. Darcy and his formidable aunt, Lady Catherine. Despite Elizabeth Bennet’s eventual marriage to the very wealthy and arguably quite rude Mr. Darcy, she remains a nonconformist throughout the…

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    Elizabeth Bennet Satire

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    Elizabeth Bennet, an at first young and vulnerable woman, is soon perceived to be the dire opposite of vulnerable, as her characteristics materialize throughout the novel. She is first revealed to be uncommonly modest regarding her personality, and later displays bravery as she is true to her personality, even when doing so may lead to criticism from the women surrounding her. Criticism may also come from her refusal to conform to the ideas of marriage, a decision validated by denying a…

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    In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the relationships between characters show different views on how and why partnerships are developed in the 1800’s. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s relationship is established on honesty and love while the bond between Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley is built on love and companionship. In contrast, the marriage of Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins is one created by societal pressures. Based on the three relationships discussed, I believe Jane Austen saw Elizabeth…

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    family. They are given more responsibility, can buy restricted items, as well as all the knowledge they hold can be crucial to the future. However, you can also witness a clear difference among siblings, especially when they are interacting with other people. This is exemplified by Jane and Elizabeth Bennet as they try to find husbands. In the classic novel of manners, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, the reader can see similarities and difference between these characters constantly. Jane is…

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    What is friendship? More importantly, what is female friendship? Jane Austen answers these questions in her book Pride and Prejudice , through the friendships of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. Throughout the book, Austen takes us through two main friendships within Elizabeth's life. One that is shared with her sister Jane and the other with her neighbor Charlotte. These relationships offer different insights into what it takes to be in a female friendship. With Jane, the bond shared is much…

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