Pride and Prejudice Character Analysis

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Pride and Prejudice Session 1: Jane Austin’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, is bursting with the necessity to reevaluate the importance of judging by first impressions alone. Both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy harshly judge each other, while Elizabeth also judges Ms. Darcy and Mr. Wickham. By the end of the book Elizabeth learns that first impressions are very deceptive. We aren’t told a lot about Elizabeth’s physical appearance although Chapter 6 (page 19) mentions that she was “uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes.” The things we do know about her is found within her character. Although some might find her to be very feminine others find her to be purely feminist. Every reader pulls out different characteristics and make her into the person they imagine her to be. I think that Elizabeth Bennet is very clever but her downfall is she relies solely on her first impressions of people. Her honesty and virtue gives her the advantage of being easy to love but her tendency to speak her mind without a thought of whom it might hurt makes people wary when they are around her. Mr. Darcy was born into a very wealthy family; not only was he in good standings with society but he was also the owner of a very large estate. He is very intelligent, but his pride often causes him to look at others in distaste. Although he is just as honest as Elizabeth, he is a lot more self-controlled because he understands when the right time is to say something. For example, in chapter 35, Elizabeth receives a letter from Mr. Darcy: in that letter Mr. Darcy tells her about something that he should have told her a long time ago. Although it is true that
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