Pride & Prejudice Project of 2013

By Tiylon S. Reed

Character Analysis (Mr. Darcy)

Tiylon Reed

English IV 7th

Mrs. Dearman

09 November 2013

The Analysis Fitzwilliam Darcy

Darcy views himself as to be better than everyone else “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me;” (16). This assessment of himself changes when he meets Elizabeth, who challenges him. Darcy sees everyone else as inferior, and truly judges by social rank as described by “...there is not another women in the room, whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with” (15).

The townspeople are not particularly fond of Darcy because of his pride and his behavior, which in turn makes him come off as arrogant. Some do not believe Darcy to be even worthwhile, “...Mr. Darcy is not so well worth listening to…” (13). HIgh spirits of positive views comes his dearest friend Mr. Bingley. He trusts Darcy’s wisdom, and knows him to be very intelligent. Elizabeth stated, “Mr. Darcy is uncommonly kind to Mr. Bingley, and takes a prodigious deal care of him” (111). This quote lets one know Mr. Bingley’s well-being is an important aspect to Mr. Darcy.

Darcy’s attitude adjustment begins to be noticed after his time away from Elizabeth. Her rejection to his proposal made him take a serious and much needed reflection of himself, he stated “I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice though not in principle” (210). He becomes more and more like a gentleman, as stated “But your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe, I thought only of you” (209).

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Pride and Prejudice: Book Review

Tiylon Reed

English IV 7Th

Mrs. Dearman

13 November 2013

Pride and Prejudice: Book Review

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice provides for all of its readers a way to further one’s knowledge of how the culture was in the 1800’s and how our own life values and society have improved form theirs. Through her wonderful work on Pride and Prejudice, Austen causes readers to reflect back on their own morals, prejudices, ethics, and most of all pride. It opens our eye to see just exactly how corrupt society is. Pride and Prejudice covers many themes and genres that anyone and everyone can get lost in.

It does not matter for the reader to be young or elderly Pride and Prejudice is a book that is loved and has been enjoyed for over two centuries. When it comes to this book enjoyment can be bestowed upon both men and women. Austen paves a way for readers to expand their horizons on the intricate and sometimes hard to understand way of speaking in the early 1800’s. The novel provides a deeper meaning and makes it reader think. It grants the opportunity for society to take their knowledge from the book and compare it to their daily lifestyle. Which allows the chance to make some life altering decisions.

If you have ever read Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, you will understand it provides many values in love, anger, hate, deception, and the obvious, pride. In Pride and Prejudice love was a major argument. Marriage due to true love was overlooked and rare. You married for money, social statuses, but pride could sometimes prevail. Deception was key because the character not only deceived others, but as well as themselves too. Pride is made out to be a very strong theme in the novel. One of the main characters, Mr. Darcy, was known to be the most prideful man. He learns that pride could never overthrow anything where love was concerned.

Pride and Prejudice is a novel that engrosses its readers and sometimes causes them to lose track of time itself. It successfully proves the overused cliche that love, especially when it is true, can always conquer anything. With love also comes struggles and hurt. We see this thanks to Austen’s intense and very vivid imagery she provides. One should just read the book, and let it capture you as it did with me.