Elizabeth Bennet

Elizabeth Bennet

It is a main female character in the novel. She is the second one after the oldest daughter in the family. She is the favorite of his father, who is proud of her; however, the mother does not love her. Her immaculate appearance and a good sense of humor present a combination that helps her to win the heart of Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth’s independent nature, free spirit, and genuine soul make her a character, which wins the sympathy of all readers. Her behavior is the bright example of how it is necessary to fight for the men you like and your happiness.

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Elizabeth Bennet Quotes

How despicably I have acted!" she cried; "I, who have prided myself on my discernment! I, who have valued myself on my abilities! who have often disdained the generous candour of my sister, and gratified my vanity in useless or blameable mistrust! How humiliating is this discovery! Yet, how just a humiliation! Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly. Pleased with the preference of one, and offended by the neglect of the other, on the very beginning of our aquaintance, I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either were concerned. Till this moment I never knew myself.

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You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner."

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There certainly was some great mismanagement in the education of those two young men. One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it.

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Oh! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in your life.

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Mr. Darcy had at first scarcely allowed her to be pretty; he had looked at her without admiration at the ball; and when they next met, he looked at her only to criticise. But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she hardly had a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes. To this discovery succeeded some others equally mortifying.

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In marrying your nephew, I should not consider myself as quitting that sphere. He is a gentleman; I am a gentleman's daughter; so far we are equal.

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