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Austen uses devices and techniques to develop the characters in the book Pride and Prejudice a good example of how she does this is seen by looking at Mr Darcy Mr Darcys character develops slowly throughout the play and we start knowing very little to finding out more information through the book When we first meet the character Mr Darcy in chapter three at a ball we see he is a friend of Mr Bingley and he is introduced as a real romantic hero Mr Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine tall person handsome features noble mien This first impression soon changes Elizabeth hears Mr Darcy telling Mr Bingley that it would be a punishment to dance with anyone in the room this shows how prejudice comes against pride He also snubs Lizzy when he says that she isnt handsome enough to tempt him She is tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt me When he snubs Lizzy we take her side as she is someone we trust through the novel Our opinion of him is then backed up when Mrs Bennet tells Mr Bennet how he is a most disagreeable horrid man Then once we get this opinion of Mr Darcy we realise that his best friend is Mr Bingley of whom everyone has a very high view of This makes Mr Darcy look even worse than he actually is as Mr Bingley acts like a foil towards Mr Darcy and puts Mr Darcy in a worse light Another device Austen uses is that she has an omniscient narrator this means that although the narrator knows a lot about Mr Darcy she only tells us little things so we dont know anything personal about him therefore we cant get close to the character Soon we warm more to Mr Darcy as we hear about his attraction to Lizzy The first sign of this is from the narrator
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