Quotes For Pride And Prejudice Analysis Essay

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” (pg.1) (conflict prompt) Meaning: This quote represents a social expectation placed on women that their function in society is to compete for a man’s affection, usually a wealthy one, in hopes of marrying them. Austen’s use of the words “universally” and “truth” describes that these social conventions are a usual occurrence, and therefore, should be upheld. This opening line indicates that there are going to be social guidelines men, and women should live by throughout the book, that would most likely be looked down upon if not followed. 2. “When dinner was over, she returned directly to Jane, and Miss Bingley began abusing…show more content…
It represents Darcy’s continuous effort to separate his friend and her sister for the benefit of the first. Darcy's marriage to Elizabeth would be equally unsuitable, due to the social class and her family conducts. Thus, he has been kinder and more thoughtful/prudent for his friend's future and prosperity, than he was for his own. 5. "I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to YOU, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.” (pg. 299) (character prompt) Meaning: Here, Lady Catherine begs Elizabeth to promise not to marry Darcy. However, Elizabeth refuses, claiming that these marriage affairs and arrangements are only meant between Darcy and herself. She stands up for herself and her family and mocks the Lady’s family as well. She does not promise to marry Darcy. This is when Elizabeth begins to stay true to herself and her ideals, sticking true to what makes her happy. 6. “The Bennets were speedily pronounced to be the luckiest family in the world, though only a few weeks before, when Lydia had first run way, they had been generally proved to be marked out for misfortune" (pg. 361) (conflict

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