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In my opinion pride comes in for the sharper criticism by Jane Austen She has chosen to personify this characteristic in several characters in Pride and Prejudice although it is hard to find one character that portrays prejudice alone throughout the novel When prejudice does occur in this novel Jane Austen showed with a famous character Because prejudice is not real I believe that it was not to be the main point of Jane Austen sharper criticism Jane Austen has depicted pride in her characters that are less important as a means of demonstrating its importance as a theme of this novel Lady Catherine is one of the main offenders her affectation arrogance and pride are fuelled by other characters like Mr Collins who put there to irony those proud people and their followers Mr Darcy who is another important character in this book he is an extremely important character in this novel a major character and I think that the fact that he was perceived to have been rude From the beginning of the novel his character has changed throughout the novel along with Elizabeth points to Jane Austen criticism of pride and snobbery insinuating that once pride is done away with and along with it prejudice a character becomes much more favorable But Lady Catherine does not fluctuate from her proud arrogant position from beginning to end of the novel this partly to provide a contrast between the supposed arrogance of Mr Darcy at the beginning of the novel and his behavior by the end Yao 2 Throughout this novel we are shown the arrogant and proud dispositions of the upper class of this society There are also some the exceptions to the rule namely Mr Bingley and Miss Darcy These people are exceedingly proud of their great fortunes and estates and as a result of the emphasis at that time on monetary issues they are prejudiced and commit acts of
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