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Women May Be Frail But They Aren’t Afraid to Fight Elizabeth is living in a time where a girl’s future is dependent on her social status and/or marriage. However, Elizabeth rejects the social expectations of women, she would rather marry for love instead of security, which is not the general mood of the late 18thcentury. In her struggle to break away from the confines of society, she mistakenly wishes to disassociate herself from people in high society. Even though Mr. Darcy is in love with Elizabeth Bennet, he is rather rude and flippant towards Elizabeth for the better part of their interactions. Elizabeth rejects Darcy's advances due to the collective wrongdoings he has done to people most dear to her. In her search for further confirmations on Darcy's faults in an effort to dissuade her own feelings, she ultimately sees his good attributes. Mr. Darcy’s disagreeable character is established at the Bennet party. ``She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.'' Darcy does not dance with any eligible woman at the party, he stands alone the entire time despite how many prospects there are in front of him. Mr. Darcy’s friend comments that Mr. Darcy should dance with her, but he expresses that Elizabeth, Lizzie, is not beautiful enough for his attention and that Mr. Bingley is with the prettiest one, Jane Bennet. At this party, most people feel that Darcy believes he is superior to them and too proud to be likeable, and Mrs. Bennet makes it generally known that she does not like him. Lizzie overhears this conversation and she does not hate him, as she relays this event toher friends in a playful manner, but Mr. Darcy has already made a bad first impression of a proudman whose place in the social hierarchy plays an important part in his views of others; that will carry him throughout the novel. Whether that is the true case or not does not matter as people at the party deduce that he is prideful and not shy or hates impersonal interactions with people. In chapter 6, Darcy begins to admire Elizabeth, which Elizabeth does not catch wind of as it is
Apreda 2earlier mentioned when she is talking with her sister she believes that if you like someone you should show signs of encouragement, instead of trying to act cool-headed and detached. So, when William Lucas tries to persuade Elizabeth to dance with Mr. Darcy at Mr. Bingley’s party, she refuses. She already has a judgement of him as his un-charming disposition was so well

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