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Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth

Compare/contrast Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth Bennet. Consider personality, character traits, actions, and relevance to the title of the novel.

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Darcy's actions exude the "Pride" side of the title. Darcy is described as a "fine, tall person, handsome features" (10). Darcy's arrogant opening comments, especially about Elizabeth, seem to validate his hated status among the local citizens. Darcy's deliberate snubbing of the group overall depicts his inflated sense of pride. His initial insults toward Elizabeth make an unfavorable first impression, signifying her "Prejudice" side of the title. Darcy's actions further insult as he is rude to a partnerless woman at the dance.

Elizabeth's dismay and judgment of Darcy is evident as she proclaims that he is "tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me" (11), and only later does he remark on her "pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman" (25). Darcy "was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and everybody hoped that he would never come there again" (10) also denotes the prideful impressions that he makes. It seems like overall, ...

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The ideas to compare/contrast Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth from the novel are integrated. A character analysis for Pride and Prejudice are given.