and arrogant person, but she later finds out that he is not. Also in, Pride and Prejudice when
Elizabeth meets Mr. Wickham she gets the impression that he is very nice and gentlemen like,
standards, but little does she know.
In “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, Elizabeth thinks Mr. Darcy is a very rude and
saw each other. Elizabeth over heard Mr. Darcy talking to Mr. Bingley at a ball and didn’t really
like what she heard. “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me.” ( Austen 12) Mr.
relizes he is beginning to act like Mr. Bingley. ” In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My
was very rude and arrogant towards her. “In such cases as this, it is , I believe, the established
mode to express a sense of obligation for the sentiments avowed, however unequally they may
be returned. It is natural that obligation should be felt , and if I could feel gratitude, I would now
thank you. But I cannot- I have never desired your good opinion, and you have certainly
Later Elizabeth sees how she could have been a part of Mr. Darcy’s mansion she could have
When Elizabeth meets Mr. Wickham in “Pride and Prejudice”, she sees that he is a very
nice and sweet person. But little did she know! At first Elizabeth is interested in him, and she
thinks he is interested in her too and would like to keep seeing him. Mr. Darcy explains to
in him, after all her first impression of him was a very positive one. She starts to compare
between Mr. Darcy and MR. Wickham because she still thinks Mr. Wickham is interested in
her. ” One has got all the goodness and the other all the appearance of it.” (Austen 190)
Elizabeth finds out what a jerk Mr. Wickham is when he does not show up at the ball. Then ends
up running off with Lydia, Elizabeth feels that she could have stopped it from happening.
Jack is very poor and knows that he was found in a hand bag at the cloak room at the Victorian
” I confess I fell somewhat bewildered by what you just told me.
To be born or at any rate bred in a handbag, weather it had
handles on it or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the
excesses of the French Revolution. As for the particular locality in which
the handbag was found, a cloak room at a railway station might serve to
conceal a social indiscretion.”
Lady Bracknell is a very greedy person, later in the story she finds out that Jack really does have
parents and has a lot of money. She now excepts Jack but only because of the money and the fact
that he has parents.
of these stories everybody judges by their first impressions. Most of them are wrong, first
impressions should always be reexamined.
1. Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice
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