Discuss the claim that Elizabeth's prejudice stems from pride and Darcy's pride from prejudice.

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What makes Pride and Predjudice such a rich book is that all of what is said in the above posts is true -- it is not as simple as one quality as shown in each character.  The issues of pride and prejudice are completely intermingled, especially in this novel.  While the plot line of the novel may seem a bit "soap opera-ish" (my students' word) the thematic point that Austen is making is much more complex and interesting than just a who marries whom kind of story.  It is that cleverness and complexity...

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