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Analysis of Chapter 11 of "Pride and Prejudice"

- Chapter 11 of "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen opens with two lines from the third person, or omniscient narrator, who is focalizing through Elizabeth Bennett. Focalizing, meaning that it is the narrator's voice that speaks, but we see through the eyes of the characters, gives us the chance to understand the characters without direct dialogue. By telling us that Elizabeth was 'growing more angry but trying to compose herself' (Pride and Prejudice, p148) you start to understand that something important must have happened in order to have affected Elizabeth in such a profound way....   [tags: European Literature]

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Analysis of the Opening Chapter of Pride and Prejudice

- Analysis of the Opening Chapter of Pride and Prejudice The opening sentence of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ tells is the main theme of the entire novel, marriage. ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’ The novel is based upon the theme of marriage, finding a potential husband who has ‘sufficient funds’. Jane, Elizabeth, Lydia, Kitty and Mary all wish to find themselves husbands so that they can be married off to a man who has a large annual wage and also a large inheritance....   [tags: Papers]

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Marriage in Pride and Prejudice and in Jane Eyre

- Most of the novels we read involve marriages .Discuss the dialectics involved in the marriage of Pride and Prejudice and another novel of your choice. Marriage in the 19th century has always been an important issue and thus, it is manifested in most of the novels of the 19th century. Pride and Prejudice as well as Jane Eyre are two novels in which the dialectics of marriage are strongly present. In the opening of Pride and Prejudice, the narrator claims that “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife; thus, foretelling that the theme of marriage will be the most dominant throughout the novel .This sentence is true be...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Matrimonial Value Orientation in Pride and Prejudice

- Money and Marriage----The matrimonial value orientation in Pride and Prejudice [Abstract] Pride and prejudice is a very popular novel written by Jane Austen and it is read widely all over the world. It was written in 1813. That specific history time decided that people at that time took money much more seriously, even on their marriage. In this paper, the marriage cases of most characters in the book were taken as typical to analyze how money influenced their matrimonial value orientation. [Key words] Pride and prejudice, money, matrimonial value orientation, marriage [摘要] 简·奥斯丁的《傲慢与偏见Ӎ...   [tags: World Literature]

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Jane Austen's Sharper Criticism of Pride in her Novel, Pride and Prejudice

- In my opinion, pride comes in for the sharper criticism by Austen. She has chosen to personify this trait in several characters in "Pride and Prejudice" although it is hard to find one character that portrays prejudice alone, throughout the novel. When prejudice does occur in this novel, Jane Austen has shown it in the hands of a notoriously proud character. Because prejudice is not personified (e.g. depicted as a major characteristic flaw) I believe that it was not to be the object of Jane Austen's sharper criticism....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Gullivers Travels vs Pride and Prejudice

- Gullivers Travels vs Pride and Prejudice Civility, as stated in the Webster’s Dictionary, as polite or courteous is represented in the novels Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin and in Part IV of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Civilization, as seen in the novels Pride and Prejudice and Gulliver’s Travels, is depicted as an act of human nature as compared to the act of savages. Human beings can be civilized and uncivilized depending on the way the reason things out or the way they act in a certain situations....   [tags: essays papers]

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Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Marriage then, ideally is a love match, and still ideally, more is involved- the character and fortune of the lover “Marriage then, ideally is a love match, and still ideally, more is involved- the character and fortune of the lover.” Jane Austen made this quote when she was describing her idea of a perfect marriage. Her quote shows us that she knows that not all marriages will turn out like she would want them to, but she has an idea on what a marriage should be....   [tags: Papers]

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Saviour in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Elizabeth gave a small inaudible sigh as she walked through the white grounds of Longbourn, not even pretending to be listening to the constant ramblings of her companion. Instead, she was paying much more attention to the snow that was crunching beneath her feet and to the refreshing cool breeze that hit her face as she walked. She had hoped that her sister Kitty would make this time spent with Mr Collins more bearable, but it seemed that Kitty had suddenly developed an extremely quick pace and was out of their sight soon after they left the house....   [tags: walks, elizabeth, mr. collins]

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The Importance of the Letter in Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- The Importance of the Letter in Austen's Pride and Prejudice Chapter 35 in Pride and Prejudice presents a major turning point within the novel. The letter within the chapter exposes Darcy's true feelings towards Elizabeth as well as informing the reader on new developments and truths. Darcy's letter begins a humbling process for both Elizabeth and him, which results in a maturation of each of their attitudes toward the other. In Darcy's case, the rejection of his proposal strikes a blow to his pride and compels him to respond to Elizabeth's anger....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The central theme of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice is marriage, as indicated in the opening line of the book: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in a want of a wife." As we later find out, it is mainly Mrs. Bennet who is in search of a suitable husband for her daughters. It was a common practice during Austen's time for women to marry a husband to save herself from spinsterhood or to gain financial security....   [tags: Papers]

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Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice The key theme of pride and prejudice is marriage. This is indicated in the opening of the novel, when Jane Austen muses, somewhat sardonically, that 'it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife'. This sets the tone appropriately for the rest of the novel, as all Austen's core plots centre around marriage. It was an institute of paramount importance to people of Austen's time....   [tags: Papers]

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In Pride and Prejudice, Austen explores the conditions that will

- In Pride and Prejudice, Austen explores the conditions that will allow for the right kind of marriage. Which of the marriages do you think she sees as likely to be the happiest, and why. In Pride and Prejudice, Austen explores the conditions that she believes are required for true happiness through different couples. The couples that she sees to have promising, long lasting relationships are portrayed through characters, which complement one another. She also shows how romantic feelings can overwhelm us....   [tags: English Literature]

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Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen In pride and Prejudice there are many different marriages that occur. There are also, various, different incentives for these marriages. In comparing Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship with, Lydia and Wickham, and Charlotte Lucas and Mr Collins the reader begins to see the different reasons in which the partners marry. The reader can base their views on the priorities of each relationship. If a reader was to read of a marriage based on financial security like Mr Collins and Charlotte Lucas' they may have preconceived ideas about how the relationship will work if love is not involved, they may form prejudices on the ma...   [tags: Papers]

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Irony and Social Commentary in Pride and Prejudice

- Irony and social commentary in “Pride and Prejudice” Like any other society, nineteenth-century England had its share of foppish fools and fawning leeches, hot-blooded lovers and garrulous, gossiping women. While few people exhibit these failings with abandonment, few escape their taint altogether. In the novel “Pride and Prejudice,” the author Jane Austen satirizes these instances of – not social evils– rather, unpleasant social peculiarities, via a most careful use of irony in the dialogues and thoughts of some of her most delightful characters....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Pride and Prejudice Adaptations in Modern Film

- Love in Relationships vs. Love for Oneself     In a day where loving yourself first is not only accepted but often expected, it is a stretch for the 20th (or 21st) century mind to see marriage as a necessity, as it was for Jane Austen and some of the greatest of her heroines. Marriage for money and convenience, as well as familial preservation, formally dominated matchmaking choices. Love and romance were but luxuries in the business-like fashion of marriage. Austen contested this reality and criticized it, but she also placed one thing above romance: the Self....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Review of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Review of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice In the eighteenth century genteel woman were based around he home life. In this era women were not independent and had no right over the property that the family may own. The times were very patriarchal, males were much more dominant and inherited the property from their families, thus giving them wealth. Women had to find wealth in an alternative way, this being marriage. Marriage was seen as the only way for women to move on from their families....   [tags: Papers]

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Marriages in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Marriage in the 19th century was a woman’s priority. Many times women married for social status or attraction but hardly ever for true love. In many cases the happiness of a marriage was based on whether the girl was beautiful and lively and the boy handsome and competent, and whether they were attracted to each other. Jane Austen would not believe that the happiness of marriage was based upon attraction, she believed it should be based upon love. In her novel Pride and Prejudice, she illustrates three main reasons for marriage, true love, attraction, and economics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Satire and Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice

- In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen mocks 19th century “clergymen” through satire with Mr. Collins. Mr. Collins does not seem right for the job as a clergyman. He seems to be a shy character and not dedicated to help his church congregation. He is a materialistic person and things of the world by far outweigh his spiritual life (which a clergyman should make his first priority). Jane Austen scorns Mr. Collins’ kind intention of marrying a poor girl and twists it into a comedy. She does this because she is portraying clergymen in the 19th century as a stereotypical Mr....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Independent Novel Essay on Pride and Prejudice

- Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice “It is truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” This quote out of the novel is the very first sentence and is also one of the themes of this novel. Though it may seem like a strange theme it was actually quite good, if not great. It gave the story funny moments, unsure twists, and a type of romantic adventure that almost every girl loves. The theme is simple, yet keeps the audiences interested and involved in thinking what will happen next....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Choice Vs. Chance in "Pride and Prejudice"

- Joel Weinsheimer's article "Chance and the hierarchy of marriages in Pride and Prejudice" defines chance as "ignorance of causes and consequences" and supposes it to be the driving force behind the action and ending of the novel (405). Events such as Elizabeth and the Gardiner's change of plans to Derbyshire and Darcy's business that brings him to Pemberley are given great importance as chance happenings. I suppose too, that the relationships of Charlotte-Collins, Lydia-Wickham, Jane-Bingley, and even the nonexistent ones of Miss Bingley-Darcy, and Elizabeth-Wickham serve an important role in bringing together Darcy and Elizabeth by chance....   [tags: European Literature]

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Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice The novel 'Pride and Prejudice', written by Jane Austin, tells the story of a man, his five daughters, and his wife whose sole purpose in life is to marry off her daughters to 'suitable' men. Her eldest daughter, Jane is her most prized daughter. Mrs. Bennet is assured that Jane's beauty and meticulous manners will win her a high-quality husband who may be able to support not just Jane, but her other sisters as well. The story is told by the second daughter, Elizabeth....   [tags: Papers]

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Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Chantal Fauconier Jane Austen, a writer in 19th Century England, wrote about what she knew; namely the societal norms of her era and class. In a time where men were given all the status and privileges, she wrote novels predominantly about women, their position in society, and the roles that they played. Since women were not entitled to property, they would often grow up with the goal of finding a suitable husband (Guidelines 1990:1). It is for this reason that people have criticised Jane Austen’s writings - saying that she reinforced the norms of patriarchy by reassuring the reader about the order and stability of society....   [tags: English Literature]

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Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 'Sparkling Elizabethis set against a backdrop of very unpleasant human beings indeed.' The first impressions we get of Elizabeth are given to us by her father. We become aware of the fact that Lizzy is her father's favourite and that he feels she is somewhat superior to her sisters. Mr. Bennet: '...though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy.' We can see from this that Elizabeth and her father have a special relationship as he calls her "my little Lizzy" and it also sounds as though he cares for her a lot as even though she is quite grown up she is still his 'little' girl....   [tags: Papers]

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Pride And Prejudice: Five Married Couples

- Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice presents five married couples. No two are alike. From the pure love which was experienced through Elizabeth and Darcy. To the love and attraction shared by Jane and Bingley. The convenience of marriage was portrayed through Charlotte and Mr Collins while Lydia and Wickham’s marriage was based on their desire, attractions and financial status. Mr and Mrs Bennet’s marriage was for their necessity. Austen reveals many messages through her characters on her major theme, being marriage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice

- Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice Jane Austin was and English writer who wrote during the early 1800’s. She was born and brought up in Seventon, Hampshire, Southern England. She was born the fifth child to a family of seven and began writing for family amusement as a child. Of her “six great novels”, four were published anonymously and two were published under her signature after her death. Her anonymous novels were “Sense and Sensibility”, “Pride and Prejudice”, Mansfield Park” and “Emma”. “Persuasion” and “Northanger Abbey” were the two novels that were published after her death....   [tags: English Literature]

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Pride and Prejudice

- This passage is an account of a conversation that goes on largely between Mrs Bennet and Mr Bingley, yet at the same time, it manages to reveal aspects of the other characters in the way that they react to this situation. In accomplishing this, the passage is a showcase for many [vague] of the narrative techniques that Austen has employed consistently throughout the course of the novel. In this extract, like many other passages, characters that go off on tangents and have long monologues to bored audiences hardly have anything worth saying, and it is the short, sharp, personal introspections of other characters that truly provide accurate assessments of situations and people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pride And Prejudice

- The story begins with the Bennet family in their estate, Longbourn in Hertfordshire, a rural district about thirty miles from London. Mrs. Bennet tells her husband about Mr. Bingley who is moving into their neighborhood. She hopes he will end up marrying one of her daughters because her main “goal” in life is to see her daughters married. Mr. Bingley is a rich and handsome man with little self-esteem. He also falls in love with Jane, the oldest of the Bennet sisters. Bingley’s friend, Darcy doesn’t like them together because he doesn’t think too highly of Jane....   [tags: Jane Austen books]

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Pride and Prejudice: One of the Greatest Love Stories of All Time

- I fancy reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, her utmost brilliant novel, because she composed a story that is timeless and analogous to everyone who takes the time to read it. While reading this story you get sucked into the time period, the character's lives and you feel as though you are living it with them. The novel takes place in Longbourn, in rural England, some point during the Napoleonic Wars, 1797 to 1815. Virtually, the plot of Pride and Prejudice consists of Elizabeth Bennent and Mr....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Compare Contrast of Mr. Darcy and Heathcliff in Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights

- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin both have many similarities and differences with one another. There are few characters that can be compared and contrasted, but two that stood out the most were Mr. Darcy and Heathcliff. In Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff shared common life problems with Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. For example, both Mr. Darcy and Heathcliff have complicated love lives that struggled till the end. Expressing emotions for both characters was a difficult task to accomplish throughout novels....   [tags: Love, Wealth, Novels]

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Lifting the Veil: The Deconstruction of Gender and Sexuality within Relationships in Pride and Prejudice

- Pride and Prejudice is about a strong, nature-loving woman named Elizabeth Bennet whose relationship with Fitzwilliam Darcy, her equal, is challenged by her prejudices towards him and societal prejudices towards their relationship due to their differences in economic class. In the Victorian era, gender roles were presumed. A man was assumed to be strong, intelligent, reasonable, aggressive, while a woman was assumed to be emotional, timid, and weak. This essay will explore the deconstruction of gender stereotypes, which are defined as: “… the psychological traits and characteristics of, as well as the activities appropriate to, men or women” (Brannon) in Pride and Prejudice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]

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Narrative Perspecitve and Voice in Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice and George Elliot's Middlemarch

- Narrative perspective and voice is a major aspect of a novella as Jeremy Hawthorn suggests in Studying the Novel, “[s]ource and medium affect the selection, the authority and the attitude towards what is recounted of the narrative” The narrative perspective can be used to shape or in some cases mis-shape the story. Looking at both Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and George Eliot’s Middlemarch, the narrators of these novellas hold a quality of influence over the reader. Through comparing and contrasting how the two different authors have used the narrative perspective to develop their novels, through voice, linguistic register, free indirect discourse and narrative distance in respect to...   [tags: literary analysis of the novella genre]

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The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth in Pride and Prejudice

- The course of true love never did run smooth in “Pride and Prejudice” The idiom “The course of true love never did run smooth” implies that the path to love is never simple and straight forward. The path to true love is filled with difficulties and obstacles from society, religion, or culture. In “Pride and Prejudice,” none exemplify this idiom more than the couples Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth and Mr. Bingley and Jane. The idea behind the proverb plays a central role in constructing the plot of the story as seen with the relationships, especially those of Bingley and Jane, and Darcy and Elizabeth....   [tags: Jane Austen, literary analysis]

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and William Shakespeare's King Lear

- Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and William Shakespeare's King Lear Two English literary works, one a comedy and the other a tragedy, by two different authors of separate centuries, both have their fair share of characters who illustrate the admirable and the not-so-admirable of dispositions. Jane Austen's socially satirical novel Pride and Prejudice from 1813 and William Shakespeare's poetic poem King Lear from 1606 match each other very closely in the context of how good character reveals itself....   [tags: Austen Shakespeare Prejudice Lear Essays]

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Plot of Pride and Prejudice

- Mrs. Bennet is anxious to have her five daughters marry into well houses. When a rich single, man Charles Bingley, arrives nearby, she urges her husband to get to know him. The Bennets go to a ball in a town called Meryton, and are introduced to Charles Bingley. Everyone likes him but his friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy is found to be arrogant. Mr. Darcy doesn’t dance with anyone outside his “group,” and he says that Elizabeth Bennet is attractive, but not enough to tempt him. Mr. Bingley starts to admire Jane Bennet and his love deepens to the extent that Jane’s sisters and Mr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pride and Perception in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Pride and Perception in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Austen's society values impressions, and considers them an important aspect of their culture. A first impression determines the entire perception of that person. In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet learns a hard lesson by basing her perception of other characters completely on their first impressions. "The comedy is concerned with a heroine who must be educated out of a condition of self-deception brought on by the shutters of pride into a condition of perception when that pride had been humbled through the exposure of the errors of judgement into which it has led her" (Watt, 98)....   [tags: Papers]

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Evaluation of the Title of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Evaluation of the Title of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice In Pride and Prejudice, some of the characters are distinctly associated with Pride and/or Prejudice. The definition for Pride is: those who have an excessively high opinion of themselves, while those who are believed to be prejudice prejudge people without a sufficient reason. These two themes are prominent throughout the book and are displayed through a variety of characters, including the two lovers, Elizabeth and Darcy....   [tags: Papers]

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: Novel and Movie

- Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: Novel and Movie Pride and Prejudice, the novel by Jane Austen, and Sense and Sensibility, the movie based on the novel by Austen, share many striking similarities. These similarities lie in the characters, plots and subplots between these characters, the settings, and the overall style and themes used in creating the two works. Jane Austen uses extremely similar characters in almost the exact same situation in Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. The clearest examples of this are the parallels between Jane and Bingley in Pride and Prejudice and Elinor and Ferris in Sense and Sensibility....   [tags: Compare Contrast Film Movie Essays]

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Women's Rights in Pride and Prejudice & Persuasion by Jane Austen

- “Are women allowed to say No”, in Pride and Prejudice / Persuasion by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice (whose original title was First Impressions) was written in 1796-1797 when Jane Austen was 21 years old and first published in 1813. It tells us the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy, who will overcome the pride and prejudice they feel towards each other to find mutual happiness. Persuasion was written between 1815 and 1816. The main character, Anne Elliot, has suffered unhappiness after taking her family’s and friend’s advice to reject a man she loves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Review of the 2005 Film version of Pride and Prejudice

- For any great reader, it is known that the 'book is always better than the movie.' Try as they may, moviemakers can never fully capture the author's magic from the original text. I am happy to say that this is not the case in the 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen was a fabulous writer and her novels have captured the attention of booklovers for centuries. The screenwriter, Deborah Moggach, takes Austen's slightly rambling story and polishes it up and makes it easy for modern day people to understand....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Love and Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Examine the themes of love and marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Pride and Prejudice is the best known and best loved novel of the English writer, Jane Austen, who first gave the novel its modern character through the treatment of everyday life. Austen started to write for family amusement as a child, and received a broader education than many women of her time, as she grew up in an upper-class environment, which she wrote chiefly about. The reader can learn much about the upper-class society of this age, and also gets and insight to the author's opinion about 18th century society, which at the time was divided into three: aristocracy, gentry and common people, although these di...   [tags: English Literature]

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Marriage and Breeding in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Marriage and Breeding in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen In this essay I will be discussing how Jane Austen approaches the themes of marriage and breeding in the novel Pride and Prejudice. I shall also be talking about the social, historical and cultural background to the novel. Jane Austen was born in 1775, into an upper class family. Wealth and class are key issues for the time, but at the time at which the novel is set the relationships between classes is beginning to break down....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare and Contrast the Two Proposals in Pride And Prejudice

- Q. Compare and contrast the two proposals and Elizabeth's reaction to them. A. In Pride and Prejudice, the main female character – Elizabeth is shown to have extreme pride towards the main male character – Darcy. This is because in their first meeting Elizabeth's pride is wounded by Darcy as he says ‘She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me, and I am in no humour to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.' This thoughtless and proud comment causes Elizabeth to take an instant dislike to Darcy....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Relationships Between Parents and Children in Pride and Prejudice

- How do the writers present the relationship between parents and children. What issues do they deal with and what do they seem to expose. Introduction ============ 'Pride and Prejudice' was written by the English author Jane Austen and was published in 1913. In this novel Jane Austen portrays the quiet, day-to-day life of members of the upper middle class. Her works combine romantic comedy with social satire and psychological insight. 'Your Shoes' is set in a modern day society and is written by the Author Michele Roberts....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice

- How do pride and prejudice affect the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth. Jane Austin was born on December 16, 1775 at the parsonage of Steventon, in Hampshire, a village of which her father was rector. She was the youngest of seven children. In 1801, the family moved to Bath, where they lived until 1805 when, upon the death of her father Jane Austen's best-known work, Pride and Prejudice, was written in 1797-98, it was not published until 1813, two years after the publication of Sense and Sensibility....   [tags: English Literature]

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Austen's Use of the Character of Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice

- Austen's Use of the Character of Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice Works Cited Missing Jane Austen portrays the characters in many different ways. There is a wide range of backgrounds and personalities of the people within the novel and also a wide range of character development. The use of flat characters in Pride and Prejudice is mainly to show consequences of having a flat, undeveloped personality such as leading a dull and boring life, being miserable throughout marriage, not getting what is desired from life, and being a social outcast....   [tags: Papers]

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In Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen presents a number of relationships

- In Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen presents a number of relationships in early 19th century England Pride and Prejudice essay “How does Jane Austen present the pleasures and problems of love and relationships in early 19th century England in Pride and Prejudice” In Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen presents a number of relationships in early 19th century England. One of the main relationships is between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Bennet who are a part of a well off country family who own Longbourn estate and Mr Darcy is a very rich landowner....   [tags: English Literature]

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Love and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- What is your response to the way love and marriages are presented in Pride and Prejudice by JaneAusten. Pride and Prejudice was written in 1796-7 during the romantic period and was published in 1813, it is set between 1797 and 1815, in rural England when the agriculture society was changing into a modern industrial nation. Pride and Prejudice is about love and marriage, personal happiness, andamongst other things, status and reputation. Pride and Prejudice is a popular romantic novel, which Austenherself described as "rather too light and bright and sparkling"....   [tags: English Literature]

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Analysis of the Opening Chapter of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Analysis of the Opening Chapter of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ focuses mainly on the protagonists, Elizabeth and Jane. Most of the novel is centred around Elizabeth’s point of view. The arrival of Bingley in the neighbourhood is the starting point. In the opening chapter, the reader is introduced to Mr Bennet and Mrs Bennet. Through these characters, the reader learns about Mrs Bennet’s biggest concern; to marry off all her daughters. The themes of the novel are mostly related to the title, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, there is an element of personal pride amongst the characters and also prejudice, particularly with Darcy and Elizabet...   [tags: Papers]

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On Social Classes In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

- In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, life for the upper-middle class and the aristocracy was simple and comfortable, at least on the surface. Strict manners and &#8220;morals,'; that often prevented them from asserting or protecting themselves, bound these two classes of people. Such lifestyles are illustrated quite honestly in Jane Austen&#8217;s novel, Pride and Prejudice. The characters in this novel have comfortable lives on the surface; however, internally they are victims of their social status....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Love and Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Love and Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Analyse Jane Austen's presentation of love and marriage in her novel Pride & Prejudice. From your evidence suggest what Austen regards as a 'good' marriage. On first impressions of the novel, my own prejudices clouded my judgement of the book and of what it might have consisted. Living in the 21st Century it is somewhat difficult to imagine anything remotely similar, interesting or slightly scandalous happening in a period in which rich men marry apparently beautiful women whose main ambition in life is to marry well....   [tags: Papers]

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Attitudes Towards Marriage Presented in Pride and Prejudice

- Explore the different attitudes to marriage presented in Pride and Prejudice. In the time of Jane Austen, marriage was mainly based on attraction and compatibility. Women had the right to choose husbands, but status in society and wealth were very important parts of their decision. In 'Pride and Prejudice' we see many different attitudes and reasons for marrying in the gentry. Jane Austen was brought up in a family who loved to read novels, a new concept of writing that was very different to poetry and plays....   [tags: English Literature]

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Comparing Society's Influence in Pride and Prejudice and The Edible Woman

- Society's Influence in Pride and Prejudice and The Edible Woman       Throughout history, society has played an important role in forming the value and attitudes of the population.  Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman are two novels which exemplify the negative effects of society's influence. Both Elizabeth Bennet and Marian McAlpin are strong women who rebel against society's influences in their lives.  They refuse to accept the pre-set roles and identities handed to them.  Both women realize that the individual's needs are not necessarily the same as what society imposes on them; they rebel against this very society in order to gai...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Development of Characters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- The Development of Characters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen In Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen, Austen uses Mr. Bennet to help develop the characters; in like manner, Austen uses Mr. Bennet to help develop the plot. One of Mr. Bennet's most meaningful contributions to the character development is the influence he exerts on Elizabeth. "She is obviously his favorite [daughter], and probably the only one in his family that he feels real fatherly love for" (Bowen 113). This is seen "from the fact that even though he is often very reserved and distant, the one time he shows emotion, it is directed towards her" (Bradley 12)....   [tags: Papers]

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Decisions Made by Women in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Decisions Made by Women in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife' This opening paragraph of "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austin has become one of the most famous sentences in English literature. It states that the novel will explore the theme of marriage. Jane Austen lived in an opinionated world and this is reflected in her novel. In "Pride and Prejudice" no secret is made of the need to marry for money....   [tags: Papers]

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The Attitudes Toward Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- The Attitudes Toward Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Jane Austin wrote the novel Pride and Prejudice in 1813. The novel provides a great deal of information and gives us a detailed insight to the different attitudes towards marriages at the time. Pride and Prejudice is focused and written about the lifestyles among "gentry". The "gentry" was the middle to upper class citizens in England....   [tags: Papers]

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Proposals of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Proposals of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice is an enduringly popular 19th century novel written by the English author Jane Austen. The general theme through this book is marriage as it focuses mainly upon different types of marriage and the proposals leading up to them. In Pride and prejudice there are at least eight different marriages. The main marriage is Mr and Mrs Bennet's. Their marriage was based upon youthful infatuations. Mr Bennet chose to marry Mrs Bennet because she was good looking....   [tags: Papers]

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Society's Constraints in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Society's Constraints in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Austen has much to say about the society in which she lives, and where her characters live. Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins are two characters who demonstrate, through their actions and outlook on life, the social and educational constraints of their society that prevent them from making their way in the world. Social constraints play an important role in the life of women in this society. Not only do women have to marry, but also marry someone who is of their social class....   [tags: Papers]

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Elizabeth's Visit to Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

- Elizabeth's Visit to Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen In "Pride and Prejudice" Elizabeth's visit to Pemberley is a very key episode in the story as it expresses her change of heart towards Darcy. This visit reveals the true and real Darcy which proves that Elizabeth's assumptions were wrong which follows on from Darcy's explanatory letter at Hunstanton, of his and Wickems situation. Elizabeth is shocked to hear of Wickems unforgivable behaviour and his lies but her prejudices of Darcy remain....   [tags: Papers]

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Comical and Satirized Characters in Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility

- Jane Austen's use of satire in her novels, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, break from the boundaries of sentimental writing. This left Austen open to a lifetime of criticism, only to be hailed after her time as one of the greatest writers of the English language. Much of Austen?s social commentary on Regency England was done through flat comical characters such as Mrs. Bennet, Mr. Collins, Lady Catherine, Mrs. Jennings, and others. All of which are amusingly oblivious to anything deeper than the rules and aspirations set by society....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Social, Historical and Cultural Contexts of Pride and Prejudice

- Social, Historical and Cultural Contexts of Pride and Prejudice Introduction: In Pride and Prejudice we see the ups and downs of many different relationships and the growing obsession of Mrs Bennet to get her five daughters married to wealthy handsome young men. The novel is based on love, with marriage resulting in some cases. In the 19th century there weren't many positions for work for middle or upper class women, so marriage occurred in many of their lives, resulting in a 'full time job' of cleaning, cooking and looking after the children....   [tags: Papers]

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Jane Austen's Portrayal of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

- Jane Austen's Portrayal of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice Marriage plays an extremely important role in Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice'. The novel begins with the sentence "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." This single sentence extremely significant in the fact that it is strongly connected with one of the main themes of the novel, and introduces a powerful irony that clashes with the events that unfold during the progress of the novel....   [tags: Papers]

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The Relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice

- The Relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice In the 19th century, a controversy arose over what the true foundation and purpose for marriage should be. The basis of this conflict was whether one should let reason or emotion be the guide of their love life and if a balance between the two could be maintained. The relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy in Jane Austen's book Pride and Prejudice depicts such a balance, thus becoming the model for Austen's definition of a perfect couple and for true love....   [tags: Papers]

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The Theme of Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- The Theme of Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Marriage has been one of the main themes portrayed in Jane Austen's novel of 'Pride and Prejudice.' The author skilfully discusses, through most of her characters about the general views on marriage, the usual outcomes of marriage and most of the general problems the low class people are facing in marriage. There are four marriages in the novel and each of them differs in the way they are set out. The author speaks about marriage right in the first sentence of the first chapter emphasizing the importance she has given to the theme of marriage in her novel....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing the Country Estate in Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park

- Importance of the Country Estate in Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park The world of Jane Austen's novels is a world of the country estate. Her central characters are members of the parish or landed gentry and their lives and adventures often circle around the local estate and the people who live there. One of Austen's main literary principles was to write only about the things she knew about in her own life, and the world of the landed gentry was one to which she had access. However the country estate in her novels serves a greater purpose than that of a mere background to the lives of her characters....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Explore Austen’s Presentation Of Marriage in Pride & Prejudice

- Explore Austen’s Presentation Of Marriage in Pride & Prejudice Marriage forms the basis of the events featured in Pride and Prejudice and is presented in various ways in order to convey to readers the importance of it in society and the expectations which come with it. Throughout the book, Austen clarifies what makes a good marriage and how society views marriage as a unity of equal classes and a way to establish connections. The first aspect of marriage which is revealed is the way a person’s position in society affects the choice of partner....   [tags: English Literature]

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Jane Austen's Attitude to Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

- Jane Austen's Attitude to Marriage in Pride and Prejudice In the early nineteenth century, marriage dominated every woman's purpose in life, and was immensely influenced by her social status and class. The idea was that upper and middle class women were to be dependent on a man throughout their lives, as a daughter and later on as a wife and that a 'good marriage' was always one which enhances status and accumulates wealth. The opening line of 'Pride and Prejudice' states that 'it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' This sentence hints outline of the entire plot to the reader, which...   [tags: Papers]

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Love and Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Love and Marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice was published in 1813 during the Regency period. From a woman’s point of view, marriage was seen as “the only honourable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune”. Marriage was seen as the only way of securing a home and a decent living. If a woman wasn’t married she would have the life of a spinster, and depend upon a family who may not always support her. The only other choice was to become a governess, where once again a woman would be dependent on a family....   [tags: Papers]

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The Basic Elements of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- The most important things about a novel are more than one. Which can be Plot, Themes, Conflicts, Settings, Mood etc. Pride and Prejudice is a very complicated but simple play and for a new learner of Jane Austen's this work, one should have to know the basics of this novel. Under are discussed the same basics for the help of the new readers. BACKGROUND INFORMATION - BIOGRAPHY Jane Austen was born in 1775 at Steventon, Hampshire in southern England, where her father was a minister. She was the sixth child in a family of seven children....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Marriage Proposals in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- Marriage Proposals in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Romance Versus Security. "It is universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." These are the words of Jane Austen, and like many people of her time, she believed very much in the importance of finding a wealthy husband for young women. Jane Austen's novel reflects the importance of marriage to many people around 1775. Although events such as the industrial revolution were sweeping the country, these were ignored and the life of a few middle class families in a country village were depicted....   [tags: Papers]

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Pride and Prejudice - Different Attitudes towards Marriage

- I am going to explore the many different attitudes towards marriage that are found in Pride and Prejudice. One of the most obvious attitudes that is shown throughout the book is Mrs Bennet's expectations. Her main aim is to get her daughters married to men with fortune. I think her reason for this is because as Mr and Mrs Bennet do not have any sons, their estate will not be entailed onto the daughters, and so Mrs Bennet wants to secure them a good future. She is arranging their marriages to pick someone suitable for them and also she may want them married to rich men for the society aspect....   [tags: Jane Austen essays research papers]

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The Different Types of Marriages Presented in Pride and Prejudice

- Discuss the different types of marriages presented in Pride and Prejudice and what this tells you about the different attitudes to marriage in the early nineteenth century. Austen opens this book with a cynical commentary on the Eighteenth Century conception of the value of love - 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a gentleman in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife'. Throughout the book, there are many insights into different beliefs on why to marry. Marrying for money was very popular, followed by lust, calculated marriages and arranged marriages....   [tags: English Literature]

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A Comparison of Characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

- A Comparison of Characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice There are several ways of comparing the potential of a man to be a suitor, ranging firstly from the possible social gain that the woman might achieve from marrying up a class, to the security that the man could offer them in terms of life quality and economic status, and lastly that they might actually be in love with each other and make each other happy. Mr Darcy, as a man, on first viewing, would appear to be the perfect suitor for any eligible woman....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of Wealth on Love Relationships in Pride and Prejudice

- In Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice the effect of money propels the development of love relationships more than any other factor. There are three burgeoning relationships in the novel that can be closely studied to see the impact of money on love in Austen's time period. Three of the relationships, that of Charlotte and Mr. Collins, Lydia and Mr. Wickham, and Jane and Mr. Bingley only help to propel the most unlikely couple, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, together. Although Charlotte and Mr. Collins and Jane and Mr....   [tags: European Literature]

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Jane Austen's Approach to the Character Emma in Pride and Prejudice

- Jane Austen's Approach to the Character Emma in Pride and Prejudice 'Handsome, clever and rich' are the complimentary words Jane Austen lavishes upon Emma; accurate as they may be, they paint a picture contrary to the Emma portrayed during the first half of the novel. Set against the nineteenth century patriarchal society, structured by the privileges and constraints of money and status, both of which she acquires, a complex mental journey faces her. The journey, however is one she is oblivious to and one to which the predominate barrier is her apparent good fortune....   [tags: Papers]

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Jane Austen's Presentation of Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice

- Jane Austen's Presentation of Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen presents Mr Collins as a character with many different traits. Mr Collins is a man who is very aware of his social status, likes to impress people, is extremely proud and has an inflated ego to name but a few. The first time we get a mention of Mr Collins, is in chapter thirteen, where we learn that Mr Bennet has in fact never met the man who will inherit the house upon Mr Bennet's death. We learn this from Mr Bennet, and the way he says, "``it is a person whom I never saw in the whole course of my life.'" This suggests that Mr Collins' arrival will be one of great surprise and unexpecte...   [tags: Papers]

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Character Analysis of Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice

- Character Analysis: Mr. Darcy Introduced to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as a tall, handsome, self-absorbed aristocrat, Darcy experiences a change in personality and character. In order to dispose of his existent views on money and marriage, Darcy needed to feel something, to fall in love. Although he was well mannered, he did not know how to treat women with respect, especially those of a lesser economic status. The love of Elizabeth Bennet, however, changed his behavior. The reader is first acquainted with Mr....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice

- Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice Wuthering Heights presents the theme of love within and outside of marriage. This book has a major female character whose marriage conflicts in some way with her ideal of love. Catherine's first love is Heathcliff. She falls in love with him as both grow up together. Yet she finds a different kind of love with Edgar Linton. Catherine decides to marry Edgar, who can satisfy her civilized side. When Heathcliff returns to her life, she is torn between marriage and ideal love....   [tags: Papers]

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Diary extracts from Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice).

- Diary extracts from Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice). EXTRACT ONE: The first ball =========================== A new gentleman arrived in the neighbourhood, and is now renting Netherfield, a large house with extensive grounds. Of course my mother is very eager for one of her daughters to marry him, as he is single, and possesses a large fortune. Last night, at the ball it was evident who he would marry out of my sisters, and that would be Jane, my eldest sister. Not surprisingly he chose Jane, as she was by far the best looking woman there and had the finest character....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Ways the Theme of Pride and Prejudice is Revealed Through the Characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy

- The Ways the Theme of Pride and Prejudice is Revealed Through the Characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy In Austen's time it was typical of people of a higher status to look down on people below them; to be totally blinded by pride and to be prejudiced against those who have less wealth, connections and social status than them. People of a lower status also were prejudice against those higher than themselves. This is brilliantly portrayed in the characters of Elizabeth and Darcy....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock

- Use of Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock Jane Austen and Alexander Pope had had a myriad of writing styles and techniques from which to express the desired themes of their works.  Satire, however, seemed to be the effective light-hearted, yet condescending, tool that enabled them to surface the faults and follies of their moral and elite society.  In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, satire is used to the full extent in revealing the glutton within a pious and sacrificing nun, the vain hunter within a poor and meditative monk, and the vulgarity within a honorable woman of society.  In Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock, Austen and Pope u...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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