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Pride and Prejudice and Emma. A society in which she is has a critical opinion towards. This can be seen through her exaggeration of characters, the plain and simple life and the amusement the society leads

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Literature Essay Athena Georgiou y7 'It is the small, seemingly trivial social detail that exposes a writer's attitude to the society he or she portrays. I n the light of this statement, explore the writers attitudes to the societies they portray in Pride and Prejudice and your other text. Jane Austen portrays through both her novels, Pride and Prejudice and Emma. A society in which she is has a critical opinion towards. This can be seen through her exaggeration of characters, the plain and simple life and the amusement the society leads. There are many balls and tea parties in both novels. I believe each novel begins with a ball or Christmas party. This highlights the main areas in which the novel will be placed. Their excitement and enthusiasm for each party is hilarious as their main concentration is to attend in order to be polite or to gain an appropriate marriage proposal. In Pride and Prejudice we see the importance of marriage. Austen exaggerates this through the character of Mrs. Bennet. Her devotion and priorities are to marry off her daughters. ...read more.

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Austen from her own character portrays a streak of feminism. Elizabeth and Emma both stick up for themselves and go against the opposite sex. The limitations that were brought about from society were of course extremely sexist. Also she highlights the marriage of the Bennets to the Gardiners. The Bennets do not contain a loving respectable relationship. Mr. Bennet hides away into his study. Austen shows here that there marriage was based on the youth and lust each one had for each other. The Gardiners have a trusting respectable relationship in which they show through guiding Elizabeth and Jane. Gossips in again both novels are present. The women gossiped about everyone therefore everyone knew everything about everyone. Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Miss. Bates in Emma are the main characters that were both a little dim, unsuccessful and came from poorer backgrounds. These characters indulge in gossip. They are aroused with gossip. This also shows the small communities in which are constantly on surveillance. In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth is a girl in which feels more for her family than the criticism of society. ...read more.

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The role of the classes and snobbery is present in both novels. Lady Catherine in Pride and Prejudice is a woman who has fortune status and comfort without the present of a male figure. Her head is high into the clouds. This is dramatically shown throughout her abusive questioning towards Elizabeth, and rude orders towards Mr. Collins. To finish the novel with Lady Catherine falling off her high horse employs by Austen that social status and snobbery does not always get what you want. Elizabeth is dignified and stands tall keeping her manners polite and firm. Emma is also seen to be highly educated single with no male figure, perfectly fit in a high society. Her snobbery is not that dominant as she befriends Harriet and pays many visits to lower class families such as the Bates. But later on her emotions and excitement cause her to ridicule and look down upon Miss. Bates in a hurtful and inconsiderate manner. Throughout both novels we see the pure emotions and feelings Jane Austen feels towards a society in which women are inferior, the importance of social class and the amusement which brightens their lives. This is shown through her irony and actions of characters. ...read more.

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