Pride and Prejudice Characters Analysis

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Pride and Prejudice Characters Analysis by Mind Map: Pride and Prejudice Characters Analysis

1. Elizabeth Bennet

1.1. Polite

1.1.1. did not reject Mr. Darcy's dance request despite her hatred for him "Heaven forbid! THAT would be the greatest misfortune of all! To find a man agreeable whom on is determined to hate! Do not wish me such an evil."

1.2. Headstrong; stubborn

1.2.1. refuses to heed Caroline's warning about Mr. Wickham led to her prejudice against Mr. Darcy and caused problem to herself and her family eventually "You are much mistaken if you expect to influence me by such a paltry attack as this."

1.3. Witty

1.3.1. as seen from her dialogue with Mr. Darcy during the dance

2. Jane Bennet

2.1. Kindhearted

2.1.1. despite having a ball of time dancing and chatting with Mr. Bingley, did not forget her sister's request of finding out more about Mr. Wickham from Mr. Bingley "I have not forgotten him; but I have nothing satisfactory to tell you"

2.2. Pretty in person and personality

2.2.1. caught the eye and praised by Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy "She is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld" '"You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room," said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.'

3. Charles Bingley

3.1. Agreeable man

3.1.1. held the ball at the request of Kitty and Lydia

3.1.2. willingly danced with every girl in the ball "he was lively and unreserved, danced every dance"

3.2. Exceedingly pleasant personality

3.2.1. loved and complimented by everyone "Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners"

3.2.2. everyone pleased with his good-naturedness and kind manners "Such amiable qualities must speak for themselves"

4. Fitzwilliam Darcy

4.1. Haughty; Arrogant

4.1.1. refuses to dance during the first ball when there were so many ladies who were without partners "declined being introduced to any other lady, and spent the rest of the evening in walking about the room, speaking occasionally to one of his own party"

4.1.2. don't see the point of being merry and dancing during the ball "You know how I detest it"

4.2. man of class and honor

4.2.1. displeased at Mr Collin's impertinent self-introduction since Mr Collin is of lower class and they have not been properly introduced "Mr. Darcy was eyeing him with unrestrained wonder, and when at last Mr. Collins allowed him time to speak, replied with an air of distant civility"

4.3. kind

4.3.1. tried to warn Elizabeth about Mr Wickham's wicked personality "Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends — whether he may be equally capable of retaining them, is less certain."

5. Relationship cues between Mr. Bingley and Jane Bennet

5.1. both appear very happy to be in each others' company

5.1.1. "Jane met her with a smile of such sweet complacency, a glow of such happy expression, as sufficiently marked how well she was satisfied with the occurrences of the evening"

5.2. seem very caught up in each other's company

5.2.1. "Mr. Bingley and Jane were standing together, a little detached from the rest, and talked only to each other"

6. Potential relationship cues between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet

6.1. besides Mrs Hurst and Ms Bingley, she's the only lady he asked to dance with

6.1.1. "she was arrived in being allowed to stand opposite to Mr. Darcy, and reading in her neighbours' looks, their equal amazement in beholding it"

6.2. he seems fixated by her; unable to get his eyes off her

6.2.1. "she was convinced that his attention was invariably fixed by her"