Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth Bennet quotes

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  • Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth Bennet
    • "I roused and interested you because I was so unlike them" - Elizabeth to Darcy
    • "Sensible, you're too sensible" - Mr Bennet to Elizabeth
    • "I know that you could be neither nor respectable, unless you truly esteemed your husband..."
    • "Your lively talents would place you in the greatest danger in an equal marriage" - Mr Bennet to Elizabeth
    • "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me" - Darcy to Bingley (first time he sees Elizabeth)
    • "They were in fact very fine ladies, not deficient in good humour when they pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited" - Narrator about Jane and Elizabeth
    • "I am a gentleman's daughter" - Elizabeth to Lady Catherine
    • "I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own, constitute my happiness, without to you, or to anyone so wholly unconnected with me" - Elizabeth to Lady Catherine
    • "Elizabeth was not formed for ill-humour" - Narrator about Elizabeth
    • The novel's herorine and the second oldest of the five Bennet sisters, Elizabeth is smart, lively and attractive. She prides herself on her ability to analyze other people, but she is very often mistaken in her conclusions about their motivations. To her credit, though, she is eventually able to overcome her own prejudice. Elizabeth places little value on money and social position. Instead she prizes a person's independence of character and personal virtue. Although she is drawn to Darcy, she resists him based on her own mistaken preconception about him.


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