english pride and prejudice themes deceit

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  • Pride and Prejudice, Themes, Deceit and lies
    • Presented as within the character - Self deceit.
    • Presented as stimulated by pride and vanity.
    • "there is a meanness in all the arts which ladies sometimes condescend to employ for captivation" - mrs bennet's lies can be seen through
    • lesson to be learnt - "His countenance, voice, and manner had established him at once in the possession of every virtue"
    • talk about being 'blind' - cant see through pride and lies
    • "One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it" - lies can really affect how someone is seen.
    • Presented as influential in social standings - manipulating your own character
    • Presented as inescapable - Elizabeth, one of the smartest, cannot escape wickham's clasp


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