Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice Essay

1063 Words Feb 4th, 2016 5 Pages
Love Unconditionally 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. The most intelligent of the Bennet sisters. Pride and Prejudice was a romanic 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 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…

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