Pride and Prejudice Imortant Event

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Written by holley mckee In the film Pride and Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright, the Netherfield Ball is an important event. Mr Bingley has invited the whole community to his house. The Bennet sisters and their parents are dressed in their best dresses. At the ball we see the differences between Darcy's and Lizzie's lives and the differences in thier personalities. Even though they dislike each other they are strongly attracted to each other.Firstly, the ball is important because it shows the differences between Lizzie's and Darcy's situations in life. Lizzie's family isn't very well off and Darcy is very rich. Lizzie's family is rather embarrassing at the ball. Mary sings badly and is laughed at. The younger girls drink alcohol and giggle loudly. Mrs Bennet gets drunk and stumbles around. "Clearly my family are seeing who can expose themselves to the most ridicule," Lizzie observed. In contrast Darcy behaves well at the ball. He has a very high social status, other girls want to marry him. Darcy's prejudices about Lizzie's family are proven to be right. This is important for the rest of the film because when Darcy proposes to Lizzie for the first time he talks about their different social status and the behaviour of her family. It seems that Lizzie and Darcy have very diffrent situations and aren't meant to be together.The ball is also important because it shows the differences between Lizzie's and Darcy's personalities. At the ball Darcy asked Lizzie for the next dance. Lizzie accepts but then says to Charlotte, "It would be most inconvenient since I've sworn to loath him for all eternity". As they dance Lizzie criticises Darcy's lack of conversation and rudeness. She implied this when Darcy asked if she talked as a rule while dancing. "No I prefer to be unsociable and taciturn" she replied. This is important for the rest of the film because they both think
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