The novel “Pride and Prejudice” focuses on Elizabeth and her relationship with Mr. Darcy, a wealthy and proud man. When they first meet he is rude to her at a public dance in her home village. Elizabeth's first impression then is to ignore and forget about Mr. Darcy, although she was breathless when seeing him for thh first time. When she meets George Wickham, she considers him charming and there is a mutual attraction between them. Wickham leads Elizabeth to believe Darcy has unfairly treated him, as well. Elizabeth is persuaded by him that her prejudice against Darcy is determined. She is not fond of him any more.
Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth meet again in Mr. Bingley’s estate house, in Maryton when Jane gets sick. Elizabeth goes to take care of her, not knowing she was going to encounter. She feels uncomfortable with his presence, but deep inside she feels nervous and somehow does not waht to admit to herself she likes the idea. She has pride and stands to it. While being there, Elizabeth feels comfortable defending her point of view and Mr. Darcy likes her attitute. He sees an Elizabeth that he likes. She defends herself and her ideals with whomever. With the time spent together in the estate, Mr. Darcy begins to fall for Elizabeth. He courts her, but she is not easy to convince.
As a result, when Darcy, who has fallen in love with her, proposes marriage only a few hours after her conversation with his cousin, and during which he reminds her of the large difference in their social status Elizabeth refuses him. When asked why, she sharply details her reasons for disliking him, not the least being his role in separating Jane and Mr. Bingley. She complains to him his lack of being a gentleman.
Darcy departs in anger and mortification; he writes a letter to Elizabeth where defending his honor and reveals his reasons for doing what he did with Jane and Bingley's relationship. He gives full details of his lifelong dealings with Wickham. After much thought, understands that his doings are not that bad. She begins to recognize her own prejudices and her errors in judgment.
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