Prejudice (Pride and Prejudice Essay)

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RPrejudice First impressions aren't everything. However, most people judge others by their looks and behaviors. The basic conflict in the novel "Pride and Prejudice" written by Jane Austen was cause by the early judge toward others. This story is about a man named Mr. Darcy who refuses to dance with a girl named Elizabeth in a party, which causes her have prejudice toward Mr. Darcy and assumes that he has excessive pride. However, later on, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth eventually fall in love with each other. According to this story, prejudice can blind the eyes of a person because people having prejudice toward others don't see the truth about a person. Prejudice can be caused by words that make people misunderstand because wrong words make people think the wrong thing. When Mr. Bingley tells Mr. Darcy to dance with Elizabeth during the dinner party, Mr. Darcy says, "She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men" (Austen 7). Mr. Darcy is telling Mr. Bingley that Elizabeth is not pretty so he has no interest in her. These words were caught by Elizabeth, which makes her think that Mr. Darcy has excessive pride and starts to hate him. This situation, where Elizabeth dislikes Mr. Darcy, could be prevented if Mr. Darcy had not say these words out loud. So people should be careful of what they say if they would like to prevent a hard situation. Because prejudice builds up as time goes on, it can be magnified if the situation is not clarified immediately. When Elizabeth and Mr. Wickham talk about Mr. Darcy, Mr. Wickham lies that "the world is blinded by his (Mr. Darcy's) fortune and consequences, or frightened by his high and imposing manners, and sees him only as he chooses to be seen" (Austen 59). Mr. Wickham is certainly an antagonist in this story, but he

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