Monday, March 18, 2019
Escaping the Fog of Pride and Prejudice :: Pride Prejudice Essays
Escaping the Fog of Pride and Prejudice         The quarrel of the title of Jane Austens novel, Pride and Prejudice, shroud the main characters, Elizabeth and Darcy in a fog.  The plot of land of the novel focuses on how Elizabeth and Darcy escape the fog and find each other.  both characters must individually recognize their faults and purge them.  At the beginning of the novel, it seems as if the two will never be able to escape the fat fog.  The scene at the Netherfield ball makes the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy much more climactic because the pride and prejudice of both increases greatly during the night.         The Netherfield ball is the runner eon Darcy and Elizabeth dance.  When Darcy asks Elizabeth she is so surprised and confused that she says yes to a man who she is determined to hate.  At the Meryton ball she had quickly made a sketch of Darcys character.  Compared to Jane w ho never sees a fault in any body (11), she doesnt believe only the shell in everyone.  She is usually right about people.  From simply hearing Mr. Collins letter, she asks if he is a sensible man, which he proves not to be.  She is precisely perceptive of everyone but Wikham  and Darcy.         At the Meryton ball, Darcy is very reserved.  He refuses to dance with Elizabeth when Bingley asks him to, saying that Elizabeth is not bad enough to tempt him.  Elizabeths pride is hurt and she characterizes Darcy as disagreeable and proud.  When Elizabeth first meets Wikham, she is blinded by her prejudice of Darcy as she accepts everything harmful Wikham has to say of Darcy.  The plot of the rest of the book revolves around Elizabeth discovering the true nature of both Darcy and Wikham.  At the Netherfield ball, it seems this will never happen.  From the beginning of the night, when Elizabeth discovers Wikham d idnt attend the ball in allege to avoid Darcy she was resolved against any sort of conversation with him  (60).  Her hate of Darcy is sharpened, yet when he asks her to dance, she accepts in her confusement.         There is an awkwardness between the two as they start to dance.