In answer to your question, no, Elizabeth
's refusal of Mr. Collins
is not the only example. She also refuses Mr. Darcy
at first and she does not actively seek a husband. We also see her beg Mr. Bennett to restrain the foolish behavior of a younger sister even though the sister is acting as many young girls during the time did. (of course, this is in reference to the young sister seeking a husband and trying to meet officers. This does not refer to her elopement which would not have been acceptable even then.) Elizabeth's thinking in general shows many concepts of feminism. Some of these ideas are revealed in contrast to other characters
(like her mother) and some is revealed in conversations (like those with Lady Catherine
de Bourg). Elizabeth isn't the only character who shows feminist ideals, but she is perhaps the most forward and outspoken. Her friend, Charlotte, seems to share her ideals but gives in to societal pressure. Her sister, Jane
, also shares many of her ideals, but Jane is far more soft spoken and passive.