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In the classic novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen the title plays a large role in describing two things that their society seems to revolve around As the story progresses the importance of these characteristics is made more obvious as conflicts arise The two main characters are the ones who are affected by this the most prideful Mr Darcy and Jane whose mind is clouded by her and her familys prejudiceIn the beginning of the novel we are first introduced to pride when we meet Mr Darcy He is very prideful due to his social status and wealth This affects the Bennet familys impression of him and leads to them thinking very ill of him and his attitude Another prideful character is Mr Collins He is prideful because of his connections to Lady Catherine and his praises of her never cease Mr Collins is next in line to inherit Longbourn after Mr Bennet dies Because he realizes that he will leave the Bennet girls without a home he sets out to marry one of them and becomes prideful because of his plan and acts of kindness which end up failing Miss Elizabeth Bennet is a character who most readers may not believe to be prideful however I believe that she is prideful in her abilities to discover the truth about people such as her first encounter with Mr Darcy and his pride Mr Darcy is also the first person who introduces prejudice to the novel Mr Darcy displays major prejudice based on class and how high in society those around him are For example at the ball he refuses to dance with anyone because he does not feel that they are up to par and judges them all based on wealth and beauty We are also introduced to prejudice when we meet Caroline Bingley She is just as prideful as Mr Darcy but without reason She is neither as honorable nor as virtuous as
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