How Far Does the Pride and the Prejudice of Both Elizabeth and Mr.Darcy Blind Them to the True Characters of Others in the Novel ?

Topics: Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice Pages: 2 (627 words) Published: December 10, 2012
In all of her novels Jane Austen put forward her main characters flaws. Such as Emma’s misplaced confidence in the novel named Emma and Elinor Dashwood’s shyness in Sense and Sensibility. Finally, the novel Pride and Prejudice is based on Elizabeth’s prejudice. Indeed, Elizabeth’s prejudice towards Mr.Darcy and the importance of her first impressions are put forward from the very start of the novel. Ever since Mr.Darcy said “she is tolerable; bur not handsome enough to tempt me” at the first ball, Elizabeth has always thought badly of him. Which shows us how Elizabeth’s fist impression of Darcy made an influence in there relationship. This bad image of Mr.Darcy did not improve when Mr.Wickham told Elizabeth his relations with Mr.Darcy. “I had not thought Mr. Darcy so bad as this, though I have never liked him, I had not thought so very ill of him” Elizabeth replies once she has heard the whole story at the Philips’ house during the dinner party. Furthermore, Elizabeth is blinded by Wickham’s true character. “a young man too, like you, whose very countenance may vouch for your being amiable” Even after many warnings from Mrs. Bingly and Jane, Elizabeth will believe anything Mr.Wickham tells her because she already dislikes Darcy and she is staring to fall in love with Wickham. Elizabeth now blames all her problems on Mr.Darcy. She accuses him of separating Mr.Blingly and Jane. Elizabeth tells Mrs. Gardiner when she comes to visit the Bingly family at Longbourn “for he is now custody of his friend, and Mr.Darcy would no more suffer him to call on Jane in such a part of London !” However, half way threw the novel there happens to be a dramatic change. Elizabeth realises that she has been blinded by her prejudice once she reads Mr.Darcy’s letter. Once she has read the letter, she confesses believing Mr.Wickem for the following reasons “his countenance, voice, and manner, had established him at once in the possession of every virtue”. Elizabeth is proud of her...
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