Similarities Between Jane Austen And Northanger Abbey

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After reading The Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, it can be said that there are several similarities as well as differences in comparison with another masterpiece written by Austen: Pride and Prejudice.
Firstly, it is important to mention the most significant difference between those two works by Austen. In terms of genre, Northanger Abbey is considered to be the form of a gothic parody while the other work, Pride and Prejudice, is categorised as a comedy of manners.
The "comedy of manners" is what we could nowadays consider as the equivalent of the romantic comedy, but there are specific qualities ascribed to it that makes the novel stand out from other types of social novels. Pride and Prejudice pictures both the pride and
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However, she replaces the supernatural elements with realistic ones instead and therefore she somehow mocks the most typical features of the gothic genre. For example, where an old manuscript should be, Austen gives the reader a laundry list instead! In terms of Pride and Prejudice, Austen used irony quite often. Irony is an perfect way for authors to combine wit and drama at the same time. In Pride and Prejudice, irony can be found for example in the gradual revelation of Darcy and Elizabeth’s feelings for each other or, most notably, ironical is the fact that pride leads to prejudice and prejudice invites pride.
As far as similarities go, the two stories share the type of narration. Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice through a mostly third-person omniscient point of view and we can say that the same point of view prevails also in Northanger Abbey. Another similar feature might be, that both novels depict a society in which a woman’s reputation is of the utmost importance. Both Elizabeth and Catherine (main protagonist in Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey, respectively) are expected to behave in certain ways in order not to be judged and condemned for their actions and
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