Elizabeth Bennet, the main character in Pride and Prejudice, is a very good topic for a research paper due to her pivotal role in the novel. Elizabeth Bennet is the main character of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Professor's assign research papers on Elizabeth Bennet because of the following two reasons:
- The narrative of the novel cannot be followed sensibly without following Elizabeth's activities and relationships in its course
- The meaning of the novel be realized without analyzing this main character's attributes and behavior
Elizabeth is introduced indirectly in the first chapter by her father. Mrs. Bennet is excited that a nearby has been rented by a Mr. Bingley, "a young man of a large fortune from the north of England." The reason she is so excited is that she sees Mr. Bingley as a possible husband for one of her four daughters. Along with other mothers in the neighborhood, Mrs. Bennett sees the new neighbor as "the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters." When Mr. Bennett does not share her excitement and is not even inclined to meet with the new neighbor, Mrs. Bennett urges him to "consider your daughters." To try to persuade Mr. Bennet to get to meet Mr. Bingley, Mrs. Bennet also tells him that their neighbors Sir William and Lady Lucas, who also have an eligible daughter, are going to meet Mr. Bingley.
Elizabeth and Mr. Bingly
Although Mr. Bennet is not persuaded that he has to meet Mr. Bingley, he does acknowledge the reasonableness of Mrs. Bennet's point that the new neighbor might make a suitable husband for one of their daughters. Mr. Bennett tells his wife that when she meets Mr. Bingley, she can let him know that Mr. Bennet consents to his marrying one of their daughters. It is then that Elizabeth is introduced.