Critical Analysis Of Pride And Prejudice

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Mr. Darcy's prejudice is strongly rooted in him, but Elizabeth is able to break down some of his distaste for her, which eventually causes him to fall in love with her. Mr. Darcy, towards those he considers of lower status and regard, he is an aloof, condescending man. He holds the stupidity and silly behavior of the Bennet family with great contempt, all except for Elizabeth and Jane. Jane gains his respect, because she is a proper, civil lady, but Elizabeth has a greater affect on his prejudice. She is not afraid of Mr. Darcy and demonstrates her equal intelligence through her wit battles with Mr. Darcy. He enjoys these qualities and grows feelings for her. When he then proposes to her she rejects him. This causes him to rethink his prejudices. He is forced to look at himself as the pompous, conceited man he has acted and correct his behavior. He is willing to disregard his disgust of the Bennets for Elizabeth's sake. He pays for debt caused by Wickham on the Bennet family, in order to please Elizabeth. Mr. Darcy's prejudice of others changes due to his affection for Elizabeth. Elizabeth's prejudice has its own evolution. After Elizabeth's pride is damaged by the insults of Mr. Darcy in their first meetings, she has a continued detestation for Mr. Darcy. She refuses to accept any compliment attributed to Mr. Darcy as true to his character. She is very adamant in her determination to dislike him. Mr. Wickham is able to dupe Elizabeth and convince her even more of the bad nature of Mr. Darcy just because of this. Elizabeth also has a rude awakening of her prejudice towards Mr. Darcy. In the letter he writes to her explaining the accusations she made of him, she is corrected in her facts about him. She finds him to be a respectable, generous man who only acted for the good of his friend. Every moment she is with him from then after her opinion of him changes. She sees the true Darcy and starts to admire him and then falls in love with him. Her prejudice undergoes a change from contempt to love. Mr. Collins is vain, pompous, stupid man who is oblivious to his ridiculous behavior. He enjoys displaying and boasting of his wonderful life. He likes to be indulged by the listening ears of...

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