Pride and Prejudice by Jane Essay

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A discussion between friends casts a light on the issue of pride, which appears to be Darcy's main enemy in his relationship with the society outside his most intimate acquaintances. Miss Lucas, one of the friends of the Bennet girls finds an excuse for Darcy's overflow of pride through his social status, fortune and image. Elisabeth agrees with her, but she also admits that her pride is even bigger than his and stands in the way of any chance of friendship between them.

Elisabeth Bennet is a very intelligent young woman, but her very brightness stands in her way of recognizing something good in a person like Darcy Fitzwilliam. She is unable to see that soon Darcy begins to give up on his pride and discover in her qualities that he could have not observe the first time they met:" of this she was perfectly unaware; -- to her he was only the man who made himself agreeable no where, and who had not thought her handsome enough to dance with" (Austen, 16). Her emotional intelligence is blocked by the first impression she kept unchanged, not willing to go beyond it any further.

The aftermath of Elisabeth's revelation regarding Darcy's intervention in saving her sister's reputation, is making her change her hart completely the feeling of pride is this time focused on quite opposite reasons.
The positive in his character has finally taken over and convinced her that she was the one who was mistaken all along. She completely understands the wrong doing of her judgment and will soon start to hope that he will find the strength to overcome his pride of having been denied his marriage proposal.

Elisabeth Bennet and Darcy Fitzwilliam are two young people that will finally find happiness in each other's arms. The troubles thy went through until they finally recognized each other worth of the highest degree of admiration and affection were not only caused by their own mistaken judgments, but by the very judgment of the society. Darcy's aunt, lady Catherine de Bourgh, is incapable of believing that her nephew could merry beneath his social rang, although the Bennet family was also well positioned in society, but evidently inferior to his kind. Elisabeth's answer to Lady Catherine's question regarding her will to go through and openly express her feelings of affection for Darcy is finally the result of well thought judgment and wise consideration: "I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me" (Austen, vol 2, 273).

Works Cited

Austen Jane. Kinsley, James. Pride and Prejudice. Oxford….....

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