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1. Describe how the novel’s title, Pride and Prejudice, relates to the reasons Darcy and Elizabeth misunderstand each other and to what takes place that allows them to overcome their misunderstanding. Include examples from the text in your essay.
The title of the novel relates to key characteristics—which could be described as faults—in its main characters. Mr. Darcy’s fault is pride, while Elizabeth’s fault is prejudice, an inclination to prejudge without access to fact or truth. Their individual faults create misunderstanding between them and make Elizabeth in particular blind to their potential for compatibility. It is only when Darcy admits his pride and overcomes it and Elizabeth clearly sees how...
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