Pride and Prejudice is an appealing novel which portrays universal themes that goes through time. Even after 200 years the themes in Austen’s novel can be relevant in the 21st century. The themes which occur mostly in the novel would be pride and prejudice where the themes unfold themselves through layers of characters, society and comments in which the novel portrays these themes in both verbally and nonverbally. However, the themes cannot be ingenuously express by the author as these would cause the novel to lose its unique form style of writing.
Through characters, style of writing, comments and some awkward situations, we can see how pride and prejudice prevail. These themes revolved mainly on Mr Darcy and Elizabeth characteristic because by now they portrayed the themes in most part of the story, nonetheless other characters also played significant part in portraying the themes as they worked wonders in certain scene.
Mr Darcy and Elizabeth’s characteristic both illustrate the themes of pride and prejudice as Austen wrote them. Mr Darcy portrayed the theme of pride in this novel when he commented on Elizabeth appearance that was not enough to entice him.
‘She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me...’
His characters in the story depicted him as a pompous and sophisticated gentleman. In the beginning, being proud of his wealth, status and education, Mr Darcy looked down on other people who were not associated with his rank and would only talked to those who were on the same rank as him.
‘... till his manner gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud, to be above his company, and above being pleased...’
Mr Darcy being a proud man that he was, would not escape the fact that he would think highly of himself because of his status. His ego brought the theme of pride and further exemplify it in the novel.
Elizabeth on the other hand, was a sharp and intelligent woman but quick in making...