False Impressions In Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

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Too many times in this world, people judge each other based off false accusations. Whether it’s making the person seem good or bad, it’s wrong to get an opinion based off something the first time you hear something about a person or meet someone. The book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which is about love, portrays that statement very well. In this book a gentleman named Mr. Darcy, whom the majority of the town hates at first. Mr. Darcy is in love with Elizabeth and tries to win her, even though she doesn’t want him based off of what she first learned about him. Jane Austen uses character development in order to illustrate how you shouldn’t always judge a person based off your first impressions. In the beginning of Pride and Prejudice …show more content…
Elizabeth goes to visit Pemberley where Mr. Darcy lives. She runs into the house keeper while she’s there and the housekeeper has nothing but nice things about Mr. Darcy. She says, “I’ve never known a cross word from him in my life,” and he is the “Best landlord and Master.” Elizabeth then rethinks about what she thought about Mr. Darcy about his marriage proposal. Later on she says, “In what amiable light this does place him.” The housekeeper saying he’s the “best landlord” suggests that Mr. Darcy really is a good person and isn’t the person that people make him out to be, and makes Elizabeth realize he really is a nice guy and is more than what she thought of him. At another point in the story Elizabeth sees again that Darcy is a gentleman. The maid is talking about Mr. Darcy and his sister and says, “There isn’t anything he would not do for her.” That she says “he would not do” suggests that he is willing to do anything and everything for someone he loves. She realizes that she shouldn’t of judge her opinion of him so quickly. Jane Austen uses character development in order to establish a theme about how you shouldn’t always judge a person based off your first impressions. Throughout Pride and Prejudice we see how although everyone disliked Mr. Darcy at first, as they went on they figured out he was a nice guy and shouldn’t of judged him based off their first impressions. So next time you meet someone make sure you get to know them before you make accusations about

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