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Pride and Prejudice offers an intensely personal story in which the drawing rooms of upper-middle-class society are the setting for the extended courtship of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy In a society in whish women scramble to find husbands amid the stumbling blocks of financial snobbery and class prejudice Austins novel celebrates the ultimate triumph of romantic love over all impediments The most noticeable ruling passion is evident in the novels title The passion of pride runs rampant throughout the novel and controls the two major characters Darcy is the proud and rich man who falls in love with Elizabeth and after some time makes her fall in love with him Elizabeth is the intelligent and spirited heroine of the novel who eventually falls in love with Darcy They are both consumed by pride and are unable to understand and enjoy each other until they overcome their pride and prejudices Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy initially evokes the negative connotations associated with pride and prejudice as he represents all that is wrong with the social system of the novel he believes that the bourgeoises are completely uncivil and a waste of his time and his pride consumes him in part because he is rigidly bound by social conventions His pride is first seen at the ball at Meryton where he dances two dances and then spends the rest of the evening with members of his party He offends many and confirms his arrogance by his response to Bingleys request to join in the dancing by saying your sisters are engaged and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with All of the readers first initial impressions of Darcy existed on the basis of his unwillingness to dance or even interact with the ladies at the Netherfield Ball and the social condemnation of such an act makes it easy for the reader to
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