Character, Not Circumstance Makes the Person

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In the novels Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte they both conform to the quote, “Character, not circumstance, makes the person.” This was once written by Booker T. Washington. Circumstances shouldn’t effect who you are as a person. Both Lizzy from Pride and Prejudice and Catherine from Wuthering Heights show that within the Circumstances it didn’t effect their character. With the use of characterization and theme both of the novels portray how Lizzy’s and Cathy’s character wasn’t effected under any circumstances. In Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy shows her real, true character. With the use of characterization, Lizzy is portrayed as a very intellectual and she has manors. Even though Lizzy comes from a very rude and socially ungraceful family this doesn't change her character. Her mother Mrs. Bennet is very rude and unintelligent. Her sister Lydia is selfish and very shallow, unlike Lizzy. Lizzy, in the end of the novel, learns not to judge people at first sight and now she knows there is more to a person then you see. Lydia is also very disrespectful towards her family. In the era of the novel marriage was very important for females to secure themselves. Lydia is disrespecting the society and her family when she marries Wickam, she also always wants to be the center of attention. She flirts wit h men and pulls pranks on them. With all of the glitches in the Bennet family, Lizzy is not effected by them. She winds up to be very respectful and intelligent. The theme was that love can over come anything. Even though Lizzy and Darcey’s marriage wasn’t approved by the social standards, it didn't matter because the love they shared wasn’t changed by any of the circumstances surrounding them. Lady Catherine doesn’t approve of Lizzy and Darcey’s marriage. Lady Catherine is very highly ranked socially, and she doesn’t want her nephew to marry someone with no social standards. Darcey and Lizzy’s love is so strong...
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