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Character Contrasts in Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is the tale primarily of the romances and consequent marriages of the two Bennet sisters, Jane and Elizabeth. These are the two main characters in the book, Jane, 22, and Elizabeth, the heroine of the story, 22. They are both quite young but old enough to know how the world works and what goes on in life. They both find excellent partners and make very favourable marriages. Bingley, Jane’s husband, is a good, entertaining and kind man, though rather weak willed. Darcy, Elizabeth’s partner, is a good, interesting and very strong willed man, making this the perfect, fairy-tale marriage. Pride and Prejudice begins with Mrs Bennet, the mother of Jane and Elizabeth talking about how excellent it would be if one of them were to marry the most eligible bachelor in the area. This seems rather pathetic of their mother, wanting her daughters to marry a man just because he has money, but it is soon revealed that the Bennet’s are rather poor and if Mr Bennet were to die they would loose the house and be left destitute. Therefore for the survival of the girls and their mother at least one of them must make a favorable marriage. Jane falls in love with the afore mentioned ‘eligible bachelor’, and though they are split up by a ‘friend’ for a while they do eventually marry. An extremely rich and famous man, one of the most sought after men in the country falls in love with Elizabeth, and although she initially rejects his proposals of marriage, thinking him too proud, does slowly fall in love with him, realizing his pride was only shyness, and they become engaged.
Jane is the most beautiful of all the Bennet girls; Bingley describes her as ‘the most beautiful creature I ever beheld’. Everybody remarks on Jane’s beauty and it is the first reason Mr. Bingley, the most sought after young man in the neighborhood, is drawn towards her. Elizabeth is also a very beautiful woman, but not to the same ...

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