Describe the characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy?

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Darcy is the character most often associated with pride and Elizabeth Bennett with prejudice. Darcy inherited his estate and responsibility for his sister, Georgiana Darcy, at an early age. He takes his responsibilities very seriously, and though perhaps inordinately aware of station and somewhat prejudiced against his social inferiors, is also emblematic of the best of the landed gentry in his kindness to servants and adherence to his moral beliefs and duties. Elizabeth Bennett is extremely clever, with an active sense of humour and a tendency towards mischief. Although she sometimes (as in the case of Darcy) judges people too quickly, she is fundamentally kind-hearted and ethical.


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In Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" , there are many references to the unusual character of Elizabeth Bennet . She is intelligent and perceptive , she possesses a quickness of repartee and can hold her own in any situation . Firmness and strength of mind we find in Lizzie as her main characteristics . Wit , bravery . independence make her totally different from other Bennet girls i.e. other women of her society .