Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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What lessons are Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy able to learn from one another in Pride and Prejudice?

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Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy learn a lot from each other in the course of Pride and Prejudice. Ultimately, they are both brought to a greater sense of humility and empathy for others. Lizzy's epiphany comes after she receives a letter revealing the true nature of Mr. Wickham. After reading it, she realizes how much she's misjudged Darcy all this time, and how her conduct towards him has fallen short of what it ought to have been. Lizzy had accepted at face value the rather aloof, brooding figure and blithely assumed there was nothing more to Darcy than met the eye. However, the fateful letter forces her to see Darcy in a completely different light. Lizzy has been disabused of her prejudices.

Darcy, for his part, has learned not to be so proud. Lizzy, though from a thoroughly respectable family, is still further down the social scale than the aristocratic Mr. Darcy. And in such a class-conscious society, that matters an awful lot. Yet Darcy is able to challenge his overweening pride as well...

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