Pride and Prejudice # 21-Turning Points
Most romance books, just like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, have turning points of the book that push for explanations that conjure more incidents that eventually lead to the ending: love. In Pride and Prejudice, the meeting of Charles Bingley and his party, which includes the haughty, rich bachelor Mr. Darcy leads to their lives becoming intertwined with each other. Miss Bennet meeting with Mr. Wickham uncovers some truths. Mr. Darcy soon confesses his feelings to Miss Bennet developed from his time spent with her. The arrival of the Bingley party, Mr. Wickham’s story, and confession of Darcy all affect the behaviors and the plot because they are the key events that connect the flow of the story. The arrival of the Bingley party leads Elizabeth and her family to know such a rich party of distinguished figures. Jane, Elizabeth’s oldest sister, soon falls in love with Mr. Bingley instantly, and Mr. Bingley declares, “…she is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld”(11), showing mutual affection for her as well, which leads to constant invitations between the two parties. This event affects the plot and characters because the characters become closer and more intertwined together. As Jane and Mr. Bingley continue to enjoy each other’s company, Elizabeth is constantly finding herself disagreeing with Mr. Darcy and finds Mr. Darcy to be proud and arrogant. While the Bingley party enjoys their stay in Longbourn, a regiment of young and handsome soldiers are stationed there as well and fawned over by all the women there, and of which Mr. Wickham is befriended by Elizabeth. As Wickham and Elizabeth get closer to each other, Wickham tells of his past affairs with Darcy by mentioning, “…for I have been connected with his family in a particular manner from my infancy”(73). He tells her that he was the godson of the late Mr. Darcy and deserved the inheritance; however, Darcy chooses to refuse to acknowledge his late father’s...
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