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Status Changes Everything In Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

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It’s always fun going after someone that you can’t have. In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Caroline Bingley likes Mr. Darcy and knows he won’t like her, but she still continues to flirt and go after him. In the poem Whoso List to Hunt, written by Sir Thomas Wyatt, Wyatt wants Anne Boleyn and knows he can’t have her, but still thinks it’s fun to go after her. In the movie The Importance of Being Earnest, Gwendolen’s mother, Lady Bracknell won’t let Jack get married to Gwendolen, but he goes after her anyway. When status affects the relationship, it can change your viewpoint completely about someone.
In Pride and Prejudice, Miss Bingley continues chasing Mr. Darcy although he shows ...view middle of the document...

Instead of getting upset over how he can’t have her, he makes fun out of it and goes after her anyway. Since Henry VIII is more superior in status than Wyatt, Anne Boleyn won’t even consider Wyatt. Status was everything to her, if she could have overcome her shallow views; she wouldn’t have ended with her life being taken.
In the movie The Importance of Being Earnest, Jack goes to Lady Bracknell to prove to her that he's good enough for her daughter Gwendolen. When Lady Bracknell finds out he has no background, she refuses him. After Jack is told he can't marry Gwendolen, he goes and tries to reveal where he's from, so he may be able to marry her. During that time, he chases after Gwendolen even though he cannot have her. When Lady Bracknell finds out she says, “Mr. Worthing. I confess that I feel somewhat be will be will guard by what you have just told me. To be born or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a content for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of...

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