The Development of the Darcy-Elizabeth Relationship – NEOEnglish
But the students love Elizabeth Bennet and her relationship with Darcy and If, together, Elizabeth can develop her Darcy side and Darcy his Elizabeth and from his judgment, information, and knowledge of the world, she. The relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy in Jane Austen's book Pride her love is deepened by an intellectual awareness of her emotional state. . Mr. Darcy is developed through events in the novel, his friends, and the Bennet family. In the novel Darcy and Elizabeth have to overcome several obstacles and their own to have no other object but a chance to renew his offer of marriage to Elizabeth. All that remains is for the two of them to become aware of each other's.
Perhaps because she is reacting against her mother, she does not take marriage seriously enough. However, Elizabeth gives the impression that she can maintain a satiric distance from the whole messy business of marriage. Others, particularly Charlotte, are far wiser to the ways of the world than she is. Irresponsible himself, he has failed to provide for the futures of his daughters or his wife.
Bennet is more interested in laughing at the follies of humanity than entering into human entanglements, and his daughter shares some of these same tendencies. To be sure, we must admit she has very good reasons for hating him. He insults her on their first encounter, and he proves to be intolerably stuck up.
As she will learn later, however, he has good principles underneath these appearances, and she willfully fails to observe them. Too often we get stuck in our first impressions the original title for Pride and Prejudice and fail to see what is truly before us. We may even find confederates in our opinions.
Elizabeth is drawn to Wickham, not only because he is handsome, but also because they share a mutual dislike of Darcy. Married to Darcy, she would learn to live effectively and forcefully in the world.
Because Darcy has experience with this world, Elizabeth realizes that he has a lot to teach her. She comes to this realization when it appears that she has lost him: She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was a union that must have been to the advantage of both: Austen wanted middle class families like her own to merge with the upper classes, although she was content to have the lower classes remain where they were.
Imagine Elizabeth wielding the power of a Lady Catherine, only doing so wisely and well. Rather, for Elizabeth, the estate is a set of relationships and a social order that need her leadership. For Darcy, the problem is the opposite one. Think for a moment of the confining circle of people in which he moves. It has little vitality and is in danger of becoming insular and cut off.
His aunt is dictatorial, his sister shy and confused, his cousin anemic and listless, his best friend wishy-washy. In the larger historical picture, Darcy represents landed wealth, a way of life that was being eclipsed by urban growth and middle class trade. When Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy meet again, Elizabeth is determined not to dance with him because of the grudge which she is harbouring against him.
However, a slight change now takes place in Mr. He also finds that her figure is light and pleasing; and he is impressed by the easy playfulness of her manners. He now tells Miss Bingley that Elizabeth is a pretty woman having a pair of fine eyes. Miss Bingley regards Mr. She then makes a sarcastic remark, telling Mr. Darcy that, in case he marries Elizabeth, he would get a charming mother-in-law in Mrs.
Bennet has not produced a good impression on either Miss Bingley or Mr. Elizabeth walks the whole distance of about three miles from Longbourn to Netherfield Park.
Darcy does not share the opinion of these two ladies in this respect. He defends Elizabeth for having walked this long distance, and says that her eyes looked brighter after she had walked that long distance.
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Elizabeth, of course, does not know the comments which these persons have made upon the long walk that she has taken. She continues to nurse a grievance against Mr. Darcy for having made an adverse remark about her at the assembly.
Darcy now becomes more and more interested in Elizabeth. Miss Bingley perceives this change in Mr. Darcy, and she tries her utmost not to allow Elizebeth to get too close to him because Miss Bingley is herself interested in him. Darcy has now begun to like Elizabeth very much and is, in fact, feeling thorougly charmed by her. Her only handicap in his eyes is that she does not belong to the aristocratic class of society to which he himself belongs. If she had been the daughter of aristocratic and rich parents, Mr.
Darcy would certainly have proposed marriage to her at this very stage in the story. Darcy is a proud man and a snob who believes in distinctions of class and rank. Elizabeth, on her part, continues to feel prejudiced against Mr. Darcy because of the adverse opinion which he had initially expressed about her. Different Points of View In the course of a conversation, Mr. Darcy happens to say that it has always been his effort to avoid weaknesses which invite ridicule.
Elizabeth asks if vanity and pride are among the weaknesses which he tries to avoid. Elizabeth, speaking to Miss Bingley, says half ironically that Mr. Darcy suffers from no defect. Darcy, intervening, says that he has his full share of faults, though his faults are not due to any mental deficiency in him.
He then goes on to say that he cannot ignore the follies and vices from which other people suffer; and he adds: She even says to him at this time that his defect is a tendency to hate everybody, to which he replies that her defect is deliberately to misunderstand everybody.
Now, it is clear to us that Elizabeth is keen to maintain the independence of her mind.
Any other girl would have been at pains to humour Mr. Darcy and to endorse whatever opinion he might have expressed. But Elizabeth has the courage to differ with him. On the contrary, Mr. Darcy finds that he is feeling more and more drawn towards her.
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Darcy, Almost in Love with Elizabeth Mr. Darcy now thinks that, if he comes into contact with Elizabeth more often, he might actually fall in love with her. The author in this context writes: Darcy pays little heed to Miss Bingley who tries her utmost to win his good opinion and his heart. At this point we get the feeling that Mr. Darcy has already fallen in love with Elizabeth though he does not yet admit this fact even to himself.
He thinks that his marrying Elizabeth would be an unseemly step because he is far above Elizabeth in social standing. Wickham appears on the stage. This man, who becomes rapidly familiar with Elizabeth because of his social charm, tells Elizabeth that Mr. Darcy had done him a great wrong and a great injustice.
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Darcy is now increased. In this frame of mind, Elizabeth tells her friend Charlotte that she is determined of hate Mr. Darcy and that there is no possibility at all of her finding him an agreeable man.
She learns from Colonel Fitzwilliam that Mr. Darcy had dissuaded Mr. Bingley from proposing marriage to her sister Jane. Darcy, on his part, has been softening towards Elizabeth. Darcy is now so much in love with Elizabeth that he proposes marriage to her. This happens when Elizabeth is staying at Hunsford. Even while making this proposal of marriage to her, he goes out of his way to emphasize the fact of her being socially very much beneath him.
Elizabeth, who is a very self-respecting girl, feels deeply offended by the condescending manner in which Mr.
Darcy has made his proposal of marriage, and she therefore summarily rejects his proposal not only because of his arrogant manner but because of other reasons as well. She gives him her reasons for this rejection in some detail. She tells him that he had prevented his friend Mr. Bingley from marrying her sister Jane. She tells him that he had most unjustly and cruelly treated Mr. Wickham, the son of the steward to Mr. And, of course, she points out to him the superiority complex from which he is suffering.
Darcy hands over a letter to Elizabeth. This letter contains Mr. Through this letter he informs Elizabeth that he might have been mistaken in his judgment of her sister Jane and might have committed an error of judgment in preventing Mr.
Bingley from marrying Jane, but that his treatment of Mr.