Pride And Prejudice Language Analysis

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Austen uses dramatic irony, comical language and foreshadowing throughout the novel, thus causing tension, then further exposes the character’s changes during the novel and enhancing their character traits. Change is presented by the use of metaphors and detailed explanations of the character’s emotions towards a certain topic.

The change in the way Fanny speaks to Edmund is clear as Fanny calls Edmund a “friend” when saying, “You truly are the most understanding friend”, other than using flirtation language that is expected from someone who is in love with the person they are communicating with. On the other hand, the adjective “most” suggests that Edmund will always be a priority to Fanny. Fanny goes from being hopeful of the potential
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Their relationship change once again throughout the novel, as Edmund begins to fall in love with Fanny. Before Edmund’s love for Fanny was present, he was infatuated by Mary Crawford, he expressed his Love for Mary to Fanny as he stated that “she is the only woman in the world whom I could ever think of as a wife.” At that time, Edmund did not see Fanny in the way he saw Mary. Irony is presented through the way Edmund betrays his word regarding marriage as in the end he marries Fanny whom he did not see himself marrying. We see them together almost exclusively through Fanny’s eyes, or else hear about them briefly from the narrator: “They had talked – and they had been silent – he had reasoned – she had …show more content…
Henry takes it upon himself to figure out a plan in order “to make Fanny Price in love with” him, in order to amuse himself whilst Julia and Maria were away. At the beginning of Henry’s plan to make Fanny fall in love with him, he is still as selfish and self-centred as he was at the beginning of the novel. His cynical behaviour is presented as he tells Mary that he “cannot be satisfied without Fanny Price, without making a small hole in Fanny Price’s heart.” The use of metaphors creates a more visual and consequently more vivid representation of Henry’s desire to win Fanny and the potential consequences of his desire, harming Fanny, which he is aware of. Austen creates a more aggressive tone when presenting his love through the image of the “hole” being formed in Fanny’s heart, which creates a sense of foreboding. Henry began to change his mind set, as instead of Fanny giving Henry exactly what he asked for, Fanny’s avoidance and obvious dislike for Henry, causes Henry to feel as though his morals and selfish ways needs to change in order for him to get Fanny to fall in love with him. Her beauty and self-awareness draws him in, he becomes infatuated with Fanny, thus presenting change, as Henry never showed any emotional attraction to a woman in Mansfield. Mary acts upon noticing Henry’s change, since at the start, Mary warns the

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