Pride And Prejudice

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Prejudice The first sentence of the novel, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austin, foreshadows the end of the book. She writes, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a good wife". At first, readers would understand this in one way. However, in the second half of the novel it takes on a whole new meaning. At first this sentence takes on …

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…realizes that he must treat Elizabeth with the kindness with which he treats his loved ones (i.e. his sister and Mr. Bingley). Only then does Darcy finally win the love of Elizabeth. The quotation now takes on a whole new meaning. It is now no longer a ironic or satiric sentence, but rather a statement which if read literally can also have much meaning. This is proven by the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy.