Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice Essay

1243 Words Jan 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Communication is a vital skill needed in everyday life. It can help you to understand what people around you are feeling and thinking. Likewise, it also means you are free to express your own needs, concerns, views, and ideas. Some forms of communication include talking to one another face to face or letter writing. Talking in person and letter writing have become a lost cause as time progresses; presently, most individuals would rather pick up their phone and send a quick text or e-mail. In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the author tries to reveal the importance of communication through the lost art of letter writing. The novel focuses on the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy as they realize their love for one another by overcoming misunderstandings and obstacles caused by the characters and views of social class and suitability. The letters, written in the storyline for the book, show class, intellect (or absence of), and insights into the characters. Austen uses letters written by Mr. Collins and Mr. Darcy as she portrays the theme of communication to reveal the character’s deepest thoughts and express their true personalities. For instance, Mr. Collins’s letter unfolds his true personality as he shows his self-praise and condemnation of others in his writing. Mr. Collins, a clergyman who is to inherit the Bennet’s estates after Mr. Bennet dies, is a foolish man that showers everyone with flattery. He feels the need to make a statement about every…

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