A Critical Review of Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, shows two characters overcoming their pride and prejudices while falling in love. In the beginning Elizabeth believes that Mr. Darcy is too proud and rude, but in time to come they start to admire and love each other. They bond together through their pride and prejudice, and in the end, they overcome the obstacles that held them back. Jane Austen was born December 16, 1775 in Steventon, England to George and Cassandra Austen. Jane had many different types of education. At age six she was sent away to Oxford with her sister Cassandra. Three years later, they both got sick and were sent to Madame Latoelle, who conducted Abbey School. After the Abbey School,
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Darcy (Porterfield). Although, he is tall and handsome, Mr. Darcy comes off very rude. He believes that he is superior to everyone (Porterfield). At the dance he admits that Elizabeth's intelligence is beautiful. He soon falls in love with Elizabeth, but it was against his wishes. He keeps trying to approach her more and more, so he can get to know her. In the beginning Darcy was prejudice to all of the Bennets because he felt they only married for money. Although, he believes that only Jane marries for money. In the end, Darcy helps the Bennet family avoid disgrace (Reisman). He felt that he was part responsible for their disgrace. In the end, they end up falling in love and forgetting their pride. Elizabeth and Darcy go through the external obstacles and personal flaws of each other through out the book (Reisman). In the beginning, Elizabeth becomes prejudice of Mr. Darcy while overhearing him comment on her. By Mr. Wickham lying to her, she becomes even more prejudice toward Mr. Darcy. More complications came when Mr. Darcy tried to propose to her. Her Mind starts to change, when Mr. Darcy writes her a long letter, after the proposal, explaining what conflict is between him and Mr. Wickham. He begins showing Elizabeth how Mr. Wickham can manipulate people. While visiting Pemberly, she changes her mind about Mr. Darcy. Darcy was more polite to her than she has known him to be (Moore). Elizabeth begins to feel love for him at Pemberly.