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Pride and Prejudice

Relationship Analysis


Connor Finkhouse

English IV, 5th hour

Mrs. Dearman

14 November, 2013

Relationship Analysis

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are the two main characters of Pride and Prejudice. Let’s just say that they have a very unique relationship. This relationship goes back and forth throughout the whole novel. The feelings and emotions that these two characters share are what draws readers into Pride and Prejudice. From the time they meet to the time that the novel ends, neither one of their emotions stay the same.

It all starts at a party. Elizabeth is having fun dancing and the Darcy walks in. he walks through the middle of everybody and they catch each other’s eyes. Elizabeth’s first impression of Darcy was that he was a tall, handsome man. Darcy doesn’t really think much of her at first because of the differences in their social ranks.

Darcy finds himself thinking about Elizabeth more and more. He tries to avoid her because of their positions in life. Although he can’t seem to avoid her because of her friend Charlotte. Elizabeth and Darcy seem to always end up in the same places at the same time. His feelings keep growing until he can’t bare it anymore and he finally proposes. She rejects without thinking twice.

This relationship has many obstacles to overcome. For one, the social ranks of these two aren’t even close. Darcy is embarrassed of this at first. Then Darcy proposes to her and she rejects it because he split up Jane and Mr. Bingley. She did not think he was an honest or loyal man for what he did. Darcy said that he did the right thing for Mr. Bingley. He believed that Jane did not love Mr. Bingley. Mr. Wickham is a big obstacle in this relationship. At first Elizabeth believes everything Wickham says about the inheritance. Darcy gives a letter to Elizabeth to try to clear everything up and that he did not cheat Wickham out of money. Mr. Darcy eventually comes back to visit the Bennets with Mr. Bingley. Darcy comes to find out that Elizabeth has grown to love him.

In the end, Darcy proposes for a second time to Elizabeth. This time she gladly accepts his offer of marriage. These two end up falling very much in love. Elizabeth has said since the very beginning that she will only marry for true love so we know that this is the real deal. In twenty years I believe that their marriage will only progress. I see them with kids, a nice house, and living the dream.




High School Curriculum

Connor Finkhouse

English IV, 5th hour

Mrs. Dearman

14 November, 2013

High School Curriculum

Pride and Prejudice is an excellent book for English IV curriculum. It is a very challenging read. The vocabulary is remarkable and the novel itself jumps around from one place to the next many times. I will admit that I had a very difficult time reading Pride and Prejudice. The hardest part at the beginning was trying to figure out who all the characters were, which family they were in, who they were in a relationship with, etc. many times I found myself mixing up the characters. Overall,Pride and Prejudice is a great book for curriculum.

This book is definitely worth a student’s time, especially girls. This captures the attention of girls because it fits most of their lives perfectly. Girls are all about relationships, gossip, and love stories. Whether you are a girl or boy, this book is not a waste of time. It teaches great values and lessons. For example, Elizabeth was very quick to judge or in other words, prejudice, towards Darcy. Darcy is the man that she ends up marrying. She learns to not judge so quickly throughout the book.

This also teaches us that we have severely modernized English over time. In Pride and Prejudicethere is a certain elegance in how they speak. Over time, people who speak English have completely changed it. The vocabulary isn’t even close to what it used to be. Reading this book it is very easy to see how much it has changed. The modernization of the English language pays a big factor in why it is so hard to follow. The words that they use and the way they form their sentences is very confusing at times. Pride and Prejudice teaches students that the English language is a very intricate language.

I strongly agree that Pride and Prejudice should be a part of the English IV curriculum. This book has taught me so much over the past couple of weeks. It has taught me that there is a whole different side to the English language. It has also taught me that I should not be too quick to judge people because you don’t know somebody until you actually get to know them.


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