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VFox
VFox
AQ11
Sep 12 2010, 4:54 PM EDT | Post edited: Sep 12 2010, 4:54 PM EDT
How do Elizabeth's forthrightness and independence represent an attack on the conservatism of characters like Lady Catherine De Bourgh? Do you find this valuable?    
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ArringtonB
ArringtonB
1. RE: AQ11
Sep 13 2010, 3:19 AM EDT | Post edited: Sep 13 2010, 3:20 AM EDT
Elizabeth was very hard-headed and headstrong. She often offended Lady Catherine De Bourgh because of her having a mind of her own. Characters like Lady Catherine De Bourgh are very authoritative and don't like to be told they're wrong. Throughout the book Elizabeth always speaks her mind regardless of what Lady Catherine's opinion was on whatever matter. Lady Catherine did not appreciate most of what she had to say. 1  out of 1 found this valuable. Do you?    

that1guy361
2. RE: AQ11
Sep 13 2010, 3:44 AM EDT | Post edited: Sep 13 2010, 3:44 AM EDT
Elizabeth was intimidating to Lady Catherine De Bourgh, because, unlike most people who came into contact with Lady Catherine, Elizabeth dared to challenge the ideas of Lady Catherine ( not finished) Do you find this valuable?    
AbbyWASHERE
AbbyWASHERE
3. RE: AQ11
Sep 13 2010, 6:03 AM EDT | Post edited: Sep 13 2010, 6:03 AM EDT
Elizabeth isn't afraid to say how she feels about things. She's independent enough that she doesn't cringe to the pressure of pleasing all the rich people in their society. Lady Catherine De Bourgh, obviously isn't a people person. She only cares about keeping rich people with other rich people and she strongly believes in the separation of classes. 1  out of 1 found this valuable. Do you?