Critical Analysis Of Pride And Prejudice
Jane Austen is widely known for her amazing works of literature. Arguably, Jane Austen’s most famous romance novel is Pride and Prejudice. Her drama like stories take the audience to a new world. Critics like Gordon Hirsch and Joe Bray examine the writing styles of authors like Jane Austen.
In Gordon Hirsch’s essay, he writes in a more psychological focus of why and how Jane Austen writes the way she does. He brings in the main characters of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy and goes in depth of what they actually are. In the novel, Elizabeth is known to have quick judgement among people, and that judgement goes to Mr. Darcy. He mentions that Elizabeth’s rejection to “his proposal underline the importance …show more content…
He talks about the abstract techniques in which a point of view can make anything more dramatic. He focuses mainly on The History of Sir Charles Grandison with the comparison between a few of Jane Austen’s romance novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Bray establishes a connection between Pride and Prejudice and Grandison by saying that both of the stories or novels lie “in their common concern with the accuracy and persistence of first impressions”(Bray). I agree with Bray because first impressions are very important and how you judge someone at the first interaction makes an impact. When Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy meet at the Meryton ball, “Elizabeth remained with no very cordial feelings toward him”(Austen 11). Elizabeth’s first impression on Mr. Darcy was that he was arrogant and thought that he was superior to all those around him. This appalled Elizabeth thinking that Mr. Darcy was a bad person. Due to this bad first impression that Mr. Darcy made, Elizabeth generated a prejudice against him.
Psychological focuses to abstract focuses are only a few ways one can analysis an author’s way of writing and works. Hirsch analyzes variations in a definition of one theme or word can make a difference in how one distinguishes it. While Bray proves that one’s prejudice comes from first impressions. These analyses help explain why a certain author, …show more content…
She has made it through disorganized education and illnesses to be the writer she is known to be. Austen’s passion for writing literature never ceased, even with the obstacles that she has faced. Though she has died from Addison’s disease, Austen’s name still lives on as one of the best writers of english literature.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is an amazing piece of literature that sets the guidelines of what a romance novel should contain. The Bennet family does not have much fortune, causing Mrs. Bennet to have a strong desire to marry off her daughters to a wealthy man. A sequence of events leads to Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy learning about the bad traits in their personality. Then realizing that they need to change their ways. In the end, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth gets married and Mrs. Bennet successfully marries off three