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Pride & Prejudice

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Introduction

'Pride and Prejudice' 'Pride and Prejudice' was published in 1813. It was written by the author Jane Austen . I think that Jane Austen was linking herself to the character Elizabeth Bennet, their lives are very similar as they are both clergymen's daughters. Aswell Jane Austen makes clear and bold statements in the story I think she was also a feminist and in the story Elizabeth holds very moral grounds on what is right for a women without listening to the men completely, she stands up for herself. In 'Pride and Prejudice' a lot of themes are shown to portray Jane Austen's thought on different matters. These are marriage and also women's rights. Also reputation of the character is a big theme as when one of the sisters leaves home the family worry about their reputation. The status of the houses is also a major theme because all the different house holds have their own place in society this is not as relevant in today's society. ...read more.

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Jane Austen would not agree with this because she is female and also through out the story she makes comments that show her disagreement to the acts of people in those times; "It is truth universsaly known that a single man in possesion of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" here Jane Austen is being sarcastic. Jane Austen would have done this to show her annoyment with the statement. Mr. Collins is servile towards Lady Catherine; " The garden in which stands my humble abode is seperated only by a lane from Rosings Park, her ladyship's residence." This adds humour to the story as Mr. Collins is so servile towards Lady Catherine that the other charcters are able to joke about it the audience finds this funny. Mr. Collins is an absurd character that lays himself out to ridicule through his pomposity and blind deference to Lady Catherine "Mr. Collins was employed in agreeing to everything her Ladyship said, thanking her for every fish he won, and apologising if he thought he won too many." ...read more.

Conclusion

Lady Catherine is brought into the story because Mr. Collin who thinks the world of her, talks about her all the time you also find out that Lady Catherine is Mr. Darcy's Aunt towards the end of the story. I think that many people would have enjoyed 'Pride and Prejudice' because of the different varieties of characters in it. Jane Austen cleverly uses humour when Mr. Collins is in the scene. This make the very strong passionate and powerful comments that may upset some people easier to take in as she has added humour to lighten the mood making the readers enjoy it more. I think they could probably still relate to the characters nowadays as they could in the past. I don't however think that social standards now and then are the same because in the book many people did things to make people think more highly of them. It was a very close community and many secrets got passed around quickly. Nowadays people keep themselves to themselves more so although people care what others think about them it is not as important as it was then. ...read more.

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