Pride and Prejudice

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Rosings and the park


As the weather was fine, they had a pleasant walk of about half a mile across the park. Every park has its beauty and its prospects; and Elizabeth saw much to be pleased with, though she could not be in such raptures as Mr. Collins expected the scene to inspire, and was but slightly affected by his enumeration of the windows in front of the house, and his relation of what the glazing altogether had originally cost Sir Lewis de Bourgh.

The juxtaposition in the preceding paragraph is derived primarily from the contrast between


Elizabeth's expectation of Rosings's beauty and the reality of it


Mr. Collins's narration of the details of the home and the actual cost


The pleasure of the nature surrounding the home and the forboding qualities of the structure itself


Elizabeth's objective view of the estate and Mr. Collins's exaggerated perception of the estate's worth


Elizabeth's appreciation of the park and Mr. Collins's listing of the details of the home