Pride and prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” This quote, its the starting line of the English novel named Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen. The quote presented above, easily describes all of Mrs. Bennet's thoughts. Mrs. Bennet is married to Mr. Bennet, they both have five young girls which areclaimed to be extremely beautiful. Mr. Bennet is a reserved man, in contrast to his wife which is a women of “mean understanding and little information”. Her dream is to marry all of her five girls with husbands who are worth it.
A new man is coming to visit the country his name is Mr. Bingley, and Mrs. Bennet will take this opportunity to get one of her daughters to marry him. He is handsome, agood humored man with good manners and he is wealthy enough. At first Mr. Bennet visits him, later Mr. Bingley returns his visit, although he doesn't get to meet the young girls, they where sneaking through the window and got to see that he was wearing a blue jacket and rode a black horse. When Mr. Bingley was invited to dinner he refuses because he had to go to London. After visiting London hecame back with his sisters, cousins and a friend.
There was a ball in town, and all of the Bennets attended except Mr. Bennet. When the girls entered, they finally got to meet Mr. Bingley , but their eyes captured instead the sight of Mr. Darcy because he was more handsome than Mr. Bingley. Mr. Darcy was a stable friend to him, but his charm faded away the instant all of the girls noticed his badmanners and his elevated pride. At the curse of the ball, Mr. Bingley had danced two times with the eldest daughter named Jane, Darcy acknowledged her beauty , and when Bingley told him to dance with another daughter named Elizabeth he said “she is tolerable; but not handsome enough to temp me” Darcy spend all of the evening walking alone and underestimating everyone who came at his sight.Elizabeth heard him saying this comment and came to detest Mr. Darcy.
One day the Bennets went to visit one of their most intimate friends, the family of Sir William Lucas. In the visit they discussed the ball. They recapitulated Mr. Bingley's comment towards Jane's beauty, and accentuated Mr. Darcy's pride. Elizabeth said that “she could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine”. Basingher comment on Mr. Darcy's lines for describing her not being beautiful but tolerable. Then they discussed pride itself saying that pride is a common failing which is very common and human nature is prone to it.
In Longbourn, the Bennets where in everybody mouth, they all talked about the girls. They said that their mother was not tolerable, the three young not worth speaking to but the twooldest (Jane and Elizabeth) where the ones who surprised everyone. Jane likes her attention while Elizabeth was not so sure about it. But the man who had paid more attention to Jane, was Mr. Bingley himself. They started visiting each other more often, and where steps closer to fall in love with each other. The next encounter of Jane and Mr. Bingley was going to be at the ball. When they arrive,Elizabeth was very occupied of examinating Mr. Bingley's attention towards her sister. What Elizabeth did not notice was that she was becoming of great interest to Mr. Darcy. He began to wish to know more about her, and started to hear her conversations with others as a step closer to understand her better. He was determine to ask her to dance with him, and when he was about to ask her, Elizabeth wasalso determine to refuse his proposal. After this encounter Miss Bingley, Mr. Bingley's sister asked Darcy who was the mysterious woman that inspired him so much, and he answered “Miss Elizabeth Bennet”.
One morning, a letter came to Jane. It was from Miss Bingley, she was inviting her to have dinner at her house. Jane was very excited, her mother was more excited than her, but Jane had to horse...
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