Humor In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice is one of Jane Austen’s most popular works and a well known classic. The novel itself is the definition of a healthy confusion of pleasure and disquietude, throughout the novel a series of twists and turns gives the readers a sense of healthy confusion and enjoyment. Austen uses her characters to create humor and also a feeling of anxiety for the reader. Within the plot itself Jane Austen is able to use it to create the humor, like from Elizabeth’s witty remarks, and a sense of anxiety, like when Lydia ran away. Each character in Pride and Prejudice is unique, and bring something different to the plot. Mrs. Bennet is a simple minded, continuously worrying about the future of her daughters, even making one ride horseback …show more content…
While some married for love and others married for wealth, Austen made sure that love was always apart of the main plot. For Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley, finding love for them was easy and immediate, however they did experience hardships when separated for months on end. For Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, there love life was a whirlwind. For Charlotte and Mr. Collins, their marriage was out of convince, and the reader was able to find humor in their encounters with Elizabeth’s witty remarks to Mr. Darcy’s demeanor. The novel was well received by the reader because of its happy ending, no matter all the struggles, lies and drama that the characters had to face, everyone got a happy …show more content…
In the novel, marriage is almost required to be successful in life, and if you are middle class, it is ideal to marry above them for wealth. The marriage between Jane and Mr. Bingley started with a rough patch because Mr. Bingley’s sister and his friends told him that Jane wasn’t good enough to marry him. Money is all that a person needs according to Austen, and when money is in question of a marriage, it doesn’t matter if they are in love as long as they are wealthy. Pride and Prejudice, one of Jane Austen’s best works. By creating humor in the characters encounters, while also leaving them vague for suspense, Jane Austen is able to put pleasure and disquietude in the plot to create healthy confusion for the

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