Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 to the Reverend George Austen and his wife in Hampshire, England. The sixth child out of the seven, Jane was educated mostly at her home although she and her sister, Cassandra, were sent away to school for several years when they were young. Austen wrote several novels when she was in her teens, but her major works were written later on in her life.

'Pride and Prejudice', was first published in 1813. Austen began writing the novel in 1796 at the age of twenty-one. The first title was originally called 'First Impressions'. Between 1810 and 1812 'Pride and Prejudice' was rewritten for publication. 'Pride and Prejudice'
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She is the first to get married despite her being a young teenager. She also has similar characteristics to her mother. She doesn't really care about her family members after her marriage.

The various reactions of Lydia going to Brighton are mainly negative. This is due to Lydia's ridiculous thinking. She's an extremely self-absorbed teenager. She has a great interest in men and particularly officers. She begins flirting with them once they have settled in the town and also admires and enjoys their presence, and exposes this in freely, in view of the fact that she has no shame.

Due to her selfishness Lydia commits foolish acts which affect her and her reputation and mostly has an effect on her family. She shows a negative impression of her family by eloping with Mr Wickham mainly because she also has another four sisters who are keen to get married and their chances of doing so have diminished. She does what she likes without thinking of the consequences to come. It is like she is in a world of her own and doesn't realise the bad reputation her family is developing because of her immature behaviour.

Lydia is invited be her friend to Brighton by Mrs. Forster. Mrs. Bennet is extremely excited and pleased for Lydia's trip to Brighton and wished all the best for her.

"Mrs Bennet was diffuse in her good wishes for the felicity of
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