Fitzwilliam Darcy In “Pride And Prejudice”

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Topic: Fitzwilliam Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice” Due date:April 15, 2009 The main idea: Fitzwilliam Darcy in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a paradox with arrogance and kindness. He always gives a bad first impression to others because of his arrogance and coolness towards strangers. On the other hand, he is loved and respected by those who know him well because he has a sincerely generous and upright nature. Fitzwilliam Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice” As one of the protagonists in the novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Fitzwilliam Darcy is a paradox with a cool appearance and a warm heart. His first impression is always terrible, because he seems arrogant and aloof to others. Just as the subject mentions, he has pride and prejudice. However, deep in his character, he has sincerely generous and upright nature, and that is why those who know him well love and respect him. In fact, the contradiction of his character is one theme in this novel. To unfamiliar people, Mr. Darcy is an arrogant rich man, who always looks down upon and shows no respect to others. Pride is Mr. Darcy’s nature. This character is attributed to his family background. In Chapter 58 of Pride and Prejudice, when Darcy revealed his love to Elizabeth in the second time, he talked about his pride. He admitted that he was greatly influenced by his family and spoiled by his parents. “As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit. Unfortunately an only son (for many years an only child), I was spoilt by my parents, who, though good themselves (my father, particularly, all that was benevolent and amiable), allowed, encouraged, almost taught me to be selfish and overbearing; to care for none beyond my own family circle; to think meanly of all the rest of the world; to wish
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