Please analyze the theme of "first impressions'' in Pride and Prejudice

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The importance of first impressions is a central theme in Jane Austen’s novel. Some of the characters’ first impressions prove sound, but for the most part, the initial glimpse of another character proves misleading. We can contrast Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley, who are quickly taken with one another, to Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, whose misunderstanding is almost total. Although Jane and Bingley are driven apart, it is not because they were wrong about each other. Rather, they are constitutionally similar in that both are trusting, open, sincere people. Both Bingley's sister Caroline and his best friend, Darcy, have suspicious natures and cannot believe that the other two are perfect complements to each other.

Considering Lizzie and Darcy, Lizzie forms a negative impression of him because he is not socially skilled, which she assumes means he is an arrogant snob. His initial impression of her, aside from her mockery while they dance, is largely based in her other family...

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