Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice

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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. “Pride and Prejudice” reflects the way society was in Jane Austin’s day. It uses the way the characters are introduced, the way she uses
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But in the case of
Pemberley she writes ‘It was a large, handsome stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ridge of high woody hills and in front of a stream of some natural importance was swelled into great…’.

The contrast between the two descriptions in the eye of first impressions is great. Pemberley is described in much greater detail than the Parsonage and this could be of the two buildings situations or importance to Elizabeth who is gaining the first impressions of the two places.

When Jane Austin uses dialogue, she always reflects on the mood and social standing of the character she is conversing. One good example of this is the conversations between Lady Catherine and Elizabeth.
Elizabeth always talks to Lady Catherine with the greatest respect however Lady Catherine talks to Elizabeth as if she was a child, talking over her as of she wasn’t there. And when she was addressing her she was talking in simple terms as to ensure of the meaning of her words. Also in these conversations, Lady Catherine feels the need to be the main speaker rather than listening to what the person she is talking to has to say. Jane Austin portrays this when she writes, an the first conversation between Lady Catherine and Elizabeth where Lady
Catherine starts the conversation;

“Your father’s estate is
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