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How actions portray the personality of the characters

The way a person reacts to another can sometimes give a little idea as to what their personality is like.In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, this is displayed by the presence of Mr. Collins.Mrs. Bennet, Mrs. Philips, Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth and Lady Catherine de Bourgh all reacted to the arrival of Mr. Collins.
Mrs. Bennet, Mrs. Philips and Elizabeth are all part of the same family and they all reacted to the arrival of Mr. Collins."…Pray do not talk of that odious man.I do think it is the hardest thing in the world, that your estate should be entailed away from your own children…" (60) This quote represents how Mrs. Bennet reacted to Mr. Collins's visit.She is worried about the estate being taken out of the family.It shows that she is the kind of person to hold a grudge and to be hateful towards people whether it be their fault or not.It is not Mr. Collins's fault that the estate will be handed over to him, but Mrs. Bennet only sees what she wants to see."In describing to her all the grandeur of Lady Catherine and her mansion, with occasional digressions in praise of his own humble abode, and the improvements it was receiving, he was happily employed until the gentleman joined them; and he found in Mrs. Philips a very attentive listener, whose opinion of his consequence increased with what she heard, and who was resolving to retail it all among her neighbors as soon as she could." (73) This quote describes Mrs. Philips in a way that she is easily flattered and she likes to be complimented.She feels very honored that her house is compared with that of Lady Catherine's and can't wait to brag to the other people of the community."I cannot make him out.There is something very pompous in his style.And what can he mean by apologizing for being next in the entail?We cannot suppose he would help it, if he could.Can he be a sensible man, sir? (62)" When Eliz…


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