December 13th, 2012
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is a movie dealing with love, comedy, and first impressions. The movie has the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, and her middleclass family living in 19th century England. Elizabeth, unlike her younger sisters, is quite quick-witted but perhaps is too judgmental and relies very heavily on her first impressions of people; this shows when she meets Mr. Darcy. Lydia, Elizabethâ€™s youngest sister, is rather childish and seems to be quite foolish; this shows when she marries Mr. Wickham. Another important female character is Charlotte Lucas, Elizabethâ€™s opportunistic ...view middle of the document...
In conclusion, Charlotte married Collins not out of love but out of her desire for material gain.
Lydiaâ€™s marriage was different; she had eloped with Mr. Wickham. Lydia was little over sixteen and very naÃ¯ve. Wickham was eventually forced to marry Lydia which caused him to stop his plan of leaving her and taking her money to pay off his debts. Their marriage seemed successful in the beginning but as time passed they drifted apart and lived for the most part in poverty. Their marriage was not based off of love or mutual care; it was based off of Lydiaâ€™s need to outdo her sisters and Wickhamâ€™s need for money. Their relationship was too rushed and they did not have time to completely get to know each other.
Of the three couples, Elizabeth and Darcy have the most loving and prosperous marriage. Elizabeth first met Mr. Darcy, one year before their marriage, at a ball. Her fist opinion of him was that she didnâ€™t like him and she felt that he wasnt worthy of her affections. Elizabeth found support for her initial impressions of Mr. Darcy from her friends and acquaintances who felt the same way. Darcyâ€™s first impressions of Elizabeth and her family were that they were of a lower class and that Mrs. Bennet,...