Essay on Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice

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Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice defined the Regency era of Britain, and her leading characters influenced literature for centuries to come, essentially birthing the “enemies turned into lovers” trope. Her depiction of two lovers needing to overcome the faults of their own pride and prejudices and their own internal struggles is an idea still surging throughout modern day literature. The novel’s original purpose was to criticize the social hierarchy of England at the time and the superficial society Austen lived in, and yet it continues to be viewed as a significant novel in the twenty-first century. Jane Austen successfully wrote a novel that redefined literature, defined modern day romance, leaving every teenage girl waiting for their very own Mr. Darcy, and spoke up about injustices in society during a time when she was barely considered a human being. The issues in historical and social values found during the British Regency create the everlasting impact of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s societally unconventional relationship in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
A large part of Elizabeth and Darcy’s charisma as a couple resides in the fact that they strayed from the path of “bigger is better” that dominated the British Regency. The Regent Prince ruling during the era, who would later become King George IV, lived a very lavish lifestyle that passed down throughout his kingdom. However, the dynamic duo of Pride and Prejudice manage to differ…

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