How Contrasting Places Contrib Essay

This essay has a total of 675 words and 3 pages.

How Contrasting Places Contrib


How Contrasting Places Contribute to Theme

Many times in life a person will feel awkward or insecure in a strange environment.
At home, one may feel comfortable and relaxed. This brings about the phrase 'home
sweet home.'; This same idea helps contribute to the central meaning of Jane Austen's
work Pride and Prejudice. The two establishments of Netherfield and Pemberley are as
different as night and day in the way they bring out the attitudes and actions of
Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
In Netherfield, it is evident that pride is part of Mr. Darcy's nature and is seen in
his mannerisms and in his speech. Darcy has such a high opinion of himself that he does
not care what other think of him or his prideful actions. He believes that he is the best in
every way possible and finds that his standing in society gives him the right to be critical of
those not as perfect as he is. For example, while staying at Netherfield, Mr. Darcy attends
the ball in Meryton where he walks about the room by himself and speaks 'occasionally to
one of his own party.'; He makes no attempt at being friendly or becoming acquainted
with anyone. His character is decided as being the 'proudest, most disagreeable man in
the world, and everybody hoped that he would never come their again.'; This is the same
type of attitude and pride that possesses Mr. Darcy for the remainder of the time that he
spends at Netherfield. On the other hand, Mr. Darcy acts with a certain sense of 'perfect
civility';, friendliness, and attentiveness when he is at Pemberley, his home. He seems
Continues for 2 more pages >>