What are the conflicts among the characters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen?

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There are many different conflicts among the characters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The first conflict is between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, where the wife is extremely concerned about making the acquaintance of Mr. Bingley but the husband does not wish to bestir himself or be pushy. Next is the conflict between Elizabeth, who wishes to follow the forms of good manners carefully, and the desire of her younger sisters to flirt with officers. The Bingley sisters wish for their brother to marry Georgiana, which is in conflict with the romantic feelings Jane and Mr. Bingley havd for one another. Initially, Darcy and Elizabeth have an agonistic encounter at the ball.


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