In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen the entire novel is designed around a running theme: pride and prejudice. The passage in the novel that best relates this theme is in chapter thirty-four when Darcy is proposing to Elizabeth. This chapter is significant because it is one of the few times where the characters acknowledge that the sole purpose of a person's life is to get a large salary and a high social stature.
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Everyone in this society is out to increase their social ranking. It is prejudice by the rich people against the poor people. The good that comes out of this story is that both Darcy and Elizabeth overcome their prejudice and realize that they have strong feelings for one another. Pre-judging can lead one down a long and lonely path if not realized in time. Luckily Darcy and Elizabeth met at the end of the path.