Pride and Prejudice character quotes

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Elizabeth Bennet
‘there are few people in the world whom I really love and still fewer of whom I think well.’ –

‘My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.’ – why whenever she sees Darcy she has to be argumentative and on her guard.

‘I have had the pleasure of your acquaintance.’ (Mr Darcy to Elizabeth)- has he changed his mind about her?

‘My dear Eliza he must be in love you.’ (Charlotte to Elizabeth) – first idea of Darcy being in love with Lizzy for the reader - quite shocking becuase darcys cold manner suggest otherwise. also shows that charotte has premonition as she also forsees that jane sould show more affection for bingly to make sure he knows she likes him - had she done so darcy would have not tried to separate them.

‘Her former favourite George Wickham.’ – doesn’t like him anymore

‘I admire and love you.’ (Mr Darcy to Lizzy) darcy states evoquivicolly his love for lizzy and leaves no room for misiterpretation 

‘The last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.’ – still doesn’t like darcy. is also ironic becuase she does end up marrying him

‘The tumult of her mind was now painfully great.’ ‘Cried for half an hour.’ – upset and confused – does she love him or not?

‘She grew absolutely ashamed of herself’- is she changing her mind about Darcy and realising she was wrong? -– lizzy begins to regret her decision to regect darcy

'Elizabeth(...) heard it in silent indignation' described with the Same description as Mr Darcy was - shows their likeness in character

-'You are too sensible a girl, Lizzy, to fall in love'(Mrs. gardiner says to Lizzy) -

'Elizabeth could never address her without feeling all the comfort and intimacy was over'(lizzy about charlotte) - shows lizzys disapointment at charlotte for marrying mr collins despite her lack of affection. it makes lizzy feel like she has misjudged her friend and that she cant trust her descisions anymore.

 ' I must date it from my first seeing his beautiful grounds at Pemberley.' - lizzy explaines to jane that she loved darcy. the realisation of her love is also linked to her visit to pemberly as the house is a metaphor for darcys character and it shows her his real self.

Mr Darcy
'soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien.' hes so handsome and stately that everyone notices him - commands a room just by being in it
'gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr Bingley' men want to be him, women want to be with him
'till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity' people liked him untill they realised he was proud and rude, when


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