The People Behind Pemberley

Julia Pfitzner
Ms. Humphlett
Honors Tenth Literature/Composition
10 November 2016

The People Behind Pemberley

The White House, a stately and imposing structure, fully embodies the qualities of its owner, the president of the United States. Throughout the world, homes are commonly used to portray their proprietors. In the novel, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the manor home and grounds of Pemberley not only perfectly symbolize the owner, Mr. Darcy, but also fully symbolize Elizabeth's and his newly understood desire for one another. Austen reveals both Darcy's character and the affection between Darcy and Elizabeth through symbols hidden in the description of Pemberley's ...

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touring Pemberley, she finds the furniture to display "more real elegance, than that of Rosings" (Austen 164). Through these words, Austen implies that Darcy is more polite and dignified than the owner of Rosings, his own aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Also, it suggests that Elizabeth is taking a liking to Pemberley, which indicates Elizabeth may be developing a fondness to Pemberley's possessor, Mr. Darcy.
In chapter forty-three of Pride and Prejudice, Austen writes that Elizabeth is touring Darcy's home of Pemberley in Derbyshire. As Elizabeth and the Gardiners arrive at Pemberley, they "gradually ascend for half a mile, and then find themselves at the top of a considerable eminence" (Austen 163). This describes Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship because throughout the novel, Elizabeth and Darcy's displeasure for each other is ascending. Elizabeth passionately declines Darcy's first proposal. This decline leads them to a standstill, or the "top of a considerable eminence" ...

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