Thought Provoking Charater in Pride and Prejudice Essay

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------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- My Thought Provoking Character: Elizabeth Bennet ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Pride and Prejudice contains one of the most cherished love stories in English literature: the courtship between Darcy and Elizabeth. For me, Elizabeth is a very thought provoking character. ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Top of Form The second daughter in the Bennet family, and the most intelligent and quick-witted, Elizabeth is the protagonist of Pride and Prejudice and one of the most well-known female characters in English literature. Her admirable qualities are numerous—she is lovely, clever, and, in a novel defined by dialogue, she converses as brilliantly as anyone. Her honesty, virtue, and lively wit enable her to rise above the nonsense and bad behavior that pervade her class-bound and often spiteful society. Nevertheless, she has a sharp tongue and tendency to make hasty judgments on first impressions. She is perhaps a little selective of the evidence on which she bases her judgments. In the beginning of the book, her closest relationships are with her father; her sister, Jane; her aunt, Mrs. Gardiner; and her best friend, Charlotte Lucas. As the story progresses, so does her relationship with Fitzwilliam Darcy, who belongs to a higher social class than Elizabeth. As in any good love story, the lovers must elude and overcome numerous stumbling blocks, beginning with the tensions caused by the lovers’ own personal qualities. Elizabeth’s pride makes her misjudge Darcy

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