"Pride and prejudice" by Jane Austen

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The more our society has developed, the more important the material values are; that is, the spiritual values, especially love, seem to gradually loss and be less and less important in some ways. Hardly does someone have his selfless devotion to his partner nowadays. That also means it is very hard to exactly recognize true love among too many vividly untruthful ones of human beings. So why do we have to find true love and what is the power of it? The power of true love can help people overcome any obstacles in life even their pride and prejudice to have an happy ending. That is the theme of the novel "Pride and Prejudice" written by Jane Austen, the romantic novel of which revolves around relationships and the difficulties of being in love. Through the proposal of Darcy to the woman he loves, Elizabeth, readers can understand the power of true love.

Darcy loves Elizabeth for a long time but because of his too great pride, he seems to ignore his love. But when his heart doesn't follow his mind anymore, he comes to Elizabeth to show his love to her in order to marry her. Right in the beginning of the proposal , he says: " In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." His words seem to be not smooth and fluent with such many simple sentences. But that reflects the true feeling. The beginning is short but sincere and true. How can a man speak fluently and smoothly when showing his love to a woman? Of course, it is possible unless everything is in a plan. Although being very angry, he is still able to control...