“True love” in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”
The means by which true love survives in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”
In what way social differences make people feel distant one from another?
How accurate is the judgment based on the origin and reputation?
What were the main prejudice between Elizabeth and Darcy?
True love can fight the pride and prejudice which exists in the society and especially among the representatives of different social classes.
Introduction: The theme of love and the strength to overcome all the prejudices is the central one for Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. The author of the novel sincerely believes that true love can fight the pride and prejudice which exists in the society and especially among the representatives of different social classes. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet belong to two different social classes: the upper class and the middle class correspondingly. Back in the XIX upper society in England such class difference was often ridiculed and snobbishly criticized.
Nevertheless, the main message of the novel is that the class difference and the reputation of the family have nothing to do with the personality of the person. One may belong to a respected family and be evil and another one may be from a poor unknown family buy be truly a decent and beautiful person. Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is a beautiful love story which can be called the best love story of the English literature. This love story is a classical one but the way it is revealed through its complex dialogues and personality trait makes it a unique immortal novel for all times. Darcy and Elizabeth could have never been together due to the differences between their classes and the prejudices which surround them. But in spite of the entire obstacle that make it to the revelation of their true beautiful and loving personalities. The tension between the families is neglected by Elizabeth and Darcy at the end as they leave all the prejudices behind. As Elizabeth makes wrong judgments about Darcy at the beginning of the novel is appears that they are irreversible same as Darcy’s judgments’ based on the origin and reputation of Elizabeth’s family. These two have to go a long way in order to realize that they actually love each other and all other issues are just unimportant and irrelevant. The true love of Elizabeth and Darcy breaks all the social prejudices and misunderstandings.
Conclusion: The central characters of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” support the author’s idea that true love is the power that can make two people forget about the social differences and find a way to be together. In other words true love can fight the pride and prejudice which exists in the society and especially among the representatives of different social classes.