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...eir. AT the time Austen was writing Pride and Prejudice this would have been a very real issue that women faced. Also at the ball Mr. Darcy looked down on Elizabeth and the Bennet family because they were not wealthy and Mr. Darcy did not want to mingle with people of a lower class. The division between classes was very common during the time of writing and Austen included it in her book to show what life would have been like. She also had Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth overcome their prejudices of each other to show Austen’s own views on the social and cultural environment around her. I think this book is a very good representation of what life was like back in Austen’s time for an average family and I believe she did a good job at pulling information that she was surrounded with and putting it in the novel so that she could show her opinions on the environment around her.
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