justification of the title Pride and PrejudicePaper Rating: Word Count: 792 Approx Pages: 3
Justification of the title Pride and Prejudice
At the beginning of the novel ˜Pride And Prejudice' , Mary says " human nature is particularly prone to it (pride) . In the novel, pride prevents the characters from seeing the truth of a situation and from achieving happiness in life. In the novel, Jane Austen displays a stark contrast between two characters of the story. She discusses the theme of pride throughout the novel.
Darcy's pride in his position in society leads him initially to scorn anyone outside of his own social circle while Elizabeth's vanity clouds her judgment , making her prone to think ill of Darcy. At the end of the novel, Darcy admits being "almost taught to be "selfish and overbearing .
The Meryton ball introduces us to the two main protagonists of the novel -: Darcy and Elizabeth. Elizabeth's quickness to judge Darcy and her pride in the accuracy of her perceptions prevents her from seeing the good side of Darcy's character. At the ball, Darcy was decided as the proudest, most disagreeable man as he danced