Pride and Prejudice

Karsyn Campbell


My sweet Elizabeth,

At first sight I was proud and terribly rude.

Then as time went on,

You gave me a lot of attitude.

It took time, but at last I realize

That you are meant to be in held in my arms

And that I am to look into your beautiful eyes.

You are a bright red rose

In a field of daisies.

You are different, Elizabeth.

Be my wife, please?

Forgive me please,

I didn't look into your heart closely enough.

You are a gentleman who made me open my eyes.

Darcy, you have made me a better person.

You are the sunlight,

Streaming into my morning window,

Waking me up to a new start.

We bring out the best in each other,

We fought against all odds and won.

I can never apologize enough for my prejudice.

Analysis - Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bennet views herself as an independent woman. She has strong values and opinions on love and marriage. She is not afraid to speak her mind and let others know how she really feels. She takes pride in her family and always does her best to make them look good. Elizabeth is quick to judge but she doesn't own up to it.

Others know that Elizabeth is different, but some don't think of it as a good thing. Her sister, Jane and her father, Mr. Bennet admire Elizabeth for her honesty. However, her mother, Mrs. Bennet thinks that Lizzy's views on marrying for love are absurd. Mrs. Bennet has one goal, and that is to have her daughters marry and marry well. Elizabeth's desire to wait until she finds someone she really loves to spend her life with is silly in her mother's eyes. Mr. Darcy, at first, finds Elizabeth's unique personality appalling, and he is not fond of her. Throughout the novel, Darcy begins to find Lizzy strangely charming, and he is actually enticed by her individuality. There are many mixed feelings toward Elizabeth, but many people find her honesty refreshing.

In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth goes through a number of changes. In the beginning of the novel, she is blinded by prejudice, but she does not realize this. Her behavior toward certain people has almost everything to do with their appearance and she bases her future thoughts on them by the impression they first left. Wickham makes a very good first impression on Elizabeth, and for a long time, she sides with him even though others are warning her that he is no good. Of course, the biggest example of her prejudice is her opinion of Mr. Darcy. When they first meet, she is disgusted by him and vows that she will loathe him for eternity. She tries to get as much dirt on him as she can and tries to make other people see how disagreeable he is. However, as the story continues, she begins to realize that she was wrong not to give Darcy another chance and she shouldn't have been so stubborn. Elizabeth finds out that she has not been fair to many and has been too kind to those who don't deserve it. She lets go of all her prejudice ways and does what she can to earn the love of Darcy.