Theme of Identity Pride and Prejudice

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“The presentation of the theme of identity is what draws the reader in”

Explore the methods by which writers develop the theme of identity in the light of this statement.

In Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, there is a strong sense of identity in certain characters in the novel. Elizabeth has a high understanding of her own views and opinions, which often contrast with those around her “She had always felt that Charlotte’s opinion was not exactly like her own”. However, other characters seem to have inflated self-regard, which causes the other characters to behave differently to them, Lydia shows no remorse for the disgrace and pain she put her family under “But you know married women have never much time for writing. May my
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A lack of self-knowledge is also shown in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s novel The Yellow Wallpaper, however the theme of identity is more crucial to the plot of the play, as it is arguable whether or not the narrator has self-knowledge, especially towards the end of the novel. “’I’ve got out at last,’ said I, ‘In spite of you and Jane. And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back!’” One reader perception of the novel could be that the narrator
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