Pride and Prejudice Analysis

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The Pride and Prejudice is an 18th century novel written by Jane Austen. Jane Austen published this book in 1813,anonymously, along with other novels. This novel contains not only important themes of love, but it also teaches the reader about social class, and how London’s society was ( Jane Austen- bio). Although Jane Austen was not a very known author of her time, her family supported her efforts in publishing her cleverly written novels. George Austen, Jane’s father, sent a draft of the Pride and Prejudice into a publishing company, but the novel was rejected ( Jane Austen’s Life). Thankfully later it was published, and since then Jane Austen’s work has been treasured. Many of her novels were published even after her death. Now the novels she has written have become classic novels that can be found on the shelves of many American homes. The novel Pride and Prejudice showcases the experiences of life through a third person omniscient perspective. The book demonstrates common themes of life, including love, family, and of course pride, and prejudice. This novel shows the reader the life of the Bennet family and introduces the characters briefly, as the story progressed a picture begins to forms in the readers mind. Elizabeth Bennet becomes a friend more than a distant character bound to the pages of the novel. While Elizabeth's mother only seeks marriage for her daughters, Elizabeth seeks more. Elizabeth tells Darcy,”You appear to m, Mr.Darcy, to allow nothing for the influence of friendship and affection,” (ch .12). As the Bennet daughters relationship’s develop, and each girl must overcome obstacles, new themes of the novel are brought up. With the relationship of Darcy and Elizabeth, both must change in order... ... middle of paper ... ...tness of Mr. Collins changing affection. This adds to the novel because it allows the reader to keep their mind on track and focus on the important parts of the novel. The novel Pride and prejudice is definitely a good classic book to have at hand. The way the characters grow and change throughout their life, accurately depicts life in London at the time, it also emphasizes the most important things during that era. Love, family, marriage , and money, were all important factors of the human experience and they are also all key aspects of this novel. One can learn from the Bennet sisters and their mother. Works Cited Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Scholastic Inc, 2007. Print "Biography: Life (1775-1817) and Family." Jane Austen's. Pemberley, n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2014. "Jane Austen Biography." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2014.
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