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The Church of England, a Protestant Episcopal church which is the official established
church of great Britain, is a branch off Catholicism without allegiance to the pope. The
Expectations of a member of the clergy within this church are a set of both written and
unwritten laws. Protestant ministers, where they are allowed to marry and have children,
do in a basic respect follow the same moral and ethical obligations as a catholic priest.
They are to live their lives for the love of God, and Christ. However in the novel Pride
and Prejudice by Jane Austin there is a fellow, whom is a minister in the church of
England. Yet does not display even the basics of the moral and ethical code followed by
the members of the clergy. He is in fact a pompous, self-ritchious, overly social
hierarchy conscious man, who makes it a hobby of sucking up to money. This fellow, who
goes by the name of Mr. Collins, is portrayed, understandably as a very objectionable
individual. I believe that Jane Austin made a purpose of making every behavior and line of
dialogue given by him into a reason for us to like him less and less. He starts out as a
simple minded man who just happens to be a braggart. However, as the novel goes on his
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