Essay on Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice

1109 Words Feb 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, was originally called First Impressions before it was published on January 28, 1813. The story’s main focus was on a young woman whose name was Elizabeth Bennet. She was the most intelligent of the Bennet sisters. Pride and Prejudice was a romantic love story about Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy Bingley. As they were making their way to find their romantic happiness they had to overcome the many obstacles caused by their own personal class. The reason Jane puts these obstacles in this novel was to show the different class and reputations of the two characters, Elizabeth and Darcy. Jane Austen tried to teach the readers of her novel about reputation and also love. In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen explored social class, prejudice, and love. Social class is a broad group in society having common economic, cultural or political status. Social class in Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, women were brought down because of their gender. In the novel, women hardly had an opportunity to work or even support themselves to live. Miss Bingley and Mrs. Hurst showed the upper class, where as the middle class was shown by the Bennet sisters with their friends and family. This quote set the novel in action, it opened the story up by its most popular theme for social class from each side. “It is a truth universally acknowledge, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” (Austen 1). As Austen said…

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