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Essay on Pride and Prejudice ThemeIn this novel the title describes the underlying theme to the bookPride and prejudice were both influences on the characters and theirrelationships Darcy alienated himself from the others at first because ofhis intense pride His prejudice against the Bennets because of theirpoverty was also something that he would have to overcome For Elizabethher prejudice against Darcy came from his snobbery It caused her to notsee his feelings for her and to believe whatever Wickman saidDarcys fierce pride often alienated him from others For example heacted so snobby and superior at the first ball with the Bennets that theywere all turned off by him His eventual love Elizabeth was disgusted athis behavior and formed a prejudice against him Even after he fell in lovewith her and proposed to Elizabeth he completely debased her familyDarcy realized eventually that he was going to have to change He tried tolook at his behavior and analyze why he acted as he did In the end hefought his intense pride so that he and Elizabeth could be happy togetherPrejudice was also an issue for Darcy in that he disliked Elizabeth inthe beginning because of her low social status poverty and socially ineptfamily Darcy was forced to deal with his prejudice when he fell in lovewith Elizabeth This was not easy for him to do but it was necessary Hissnobbery was countered by his love for Elizabeth In the end he overcamehis pride and gave in to his feelings by marrying her in spite of her andher familys shortcomings Elizabeth had her own issues with prejudice with which to dealDarcys cold arrogance and snobbery prejudiced her from him from thebeginning and it took Elizabeth a lot longer time to overcome herprejudices than it did Darcy This was because Elizabeth was a very caringperson and did not like the things that Darcy had said about her and herfamily When given the chance Elizabeth loved to hear about how
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