Elizabeth Bennet----A Perfect Woman
After I read the book named Pride and Prejudice, in my opinion, it was a love story about personal responsibility and moral obligation. In this novel, Elizabeth left a deep impression on me. Not only was she beauty, but also she was intelligent, vivacious and of good morality.
thThe story happened in the 18 century .And the plot
evolved around the Bennet family. Every role in this novel has distinct traits of character;such as, Mrs. Bennet who
agreed “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of life.”(Volume 1, Chapter 1 of Pride and Prejudice) And she cared for nothing except desiring to see her five daughters married; Mr. Bennet was a gentleman, who had inherited the property and did not have to work; Darcy was wealthy, but was pride; Elizabeth Bennet was the second of five daughters in the family. And her behaviors and opinions impressed me a lot.
First of all, she loved her family members. For example, when she received Jane’s letter and knew that Jane had been
ill, she was very worried about Jane. So she decided to see Jane even though she had no carriage. When she met Jane,
she looked after Jane very carefully.
Secondly, she was often ashamed of her mother’s
innocent and ungracious. For example, when Mrs. Bennet talked about whether the life in the town is comfortable or the life in the country is comfortable with Bingley, she suddenly criticized Darcy’s opinion about this issue, just
because Darcy did not agree with Bingley, and said to him, “You don’t find the society somewhat confined and
unvarying?” .(Chapter 9) This moment Elizabeth’s face
blushed, because she was ashamed of her mother who made an exhibition of herself.
Last but not least, she thought that equality and happiness were more important than wealth, power in the world. Thus, she did not submit to Lady Catherine’s power
threat. When Lady Catherine despised her social status, she said, “In marrying your nephew, I should not consider myself as quitting that sphere. He is a gentleman; I am a gentleman’s daughter; so far we are equal.”(Chapter
14)What’s more, she had her own opinion about marriage. She would like an equal, respectful and true love, rather than marring a husband, who just had money and power. So she refused Darcy’s propose, she said, “From the very
beginning, from the first moment I may also say of my acquaintance with your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form that ground-work of disapprobation, on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”(Chapter 34)
When Darcy heard Elizabeth’s words, he made
self-examination. Because in Elizabeth’s opinion, Darcy did
not respect her feelings and damage her dignity. We can assume that if Elizabeth accepted to Darcy’ propose, they
would not be happy in the future, because Elizabeth was insistent of equality, was in pursuit of personal happiness and was the need of true feelings in marital relations.
To sum up, Elizabeth is a perfect lady in my heart. In a deep sense, I think, Elizabeth’s opinions reflect on Jane