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"Pride And Prejudice" By Jane Austen

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"It's a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in a possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife," (1) as the narrator states. Now we must ask ourselves this, is a single woman required to marry a man in possession of a good fortune, or is there more to it than that? In the story, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, five Bennet sisters experience the importance of having pride, and the prejudice that comes along with it. In order to have pride a person must have a sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect. Some of the sisters greatly express pride, while others slowly gain it. Others however feel it is more important to do as others expect you to. Throughout the story the Bennet sisters realize the importance of pride, no matter how many people ...view middle of the document...

You never see a fault in any body. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life." (16)None the less she does not let her mother's words discourage her. Many people continue to prejudice against her, even blaming her of being a bad influence to her younger siblings. Despite all of this, by the end of the story her pride, led her to get engaged to the most handsome, as well as the wealthiest, man that she loved, Mr. Darcy.Her sister Jane on the other hand, didn't start off with much self-respect. She went off to get married to the first wealthy man that came to town, just to please her mother. She says "If I do not love him now, then I shall learn to love him," (30). Elizabeth tries to warn her sister, but isn't successful. Jane thought her sister was jealous because her fiancé Mr. Bingely states,"Which do you mean?" and turning round, he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said, "She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me,"when her Jane request him to dance with her sister. As her Elizabeth predicted, this man was no good. He left to London, to get married to Mr. Darcy's sister, Georgiana. Jane was left heart broken, but learned from her mistakes. She did not let herself repeat her mistakes, her pride as well as her confidence increased because of this. This new self confidence made Mr. Bingley come running back to her. They end up getting married by the end of the book.The rest of the sisters did not have any pride, they did everything as they were told, and expected to do.

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