Comedy In Pride And Prejudice

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“Pride and Prejudice” Literary Analysis “A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment” (Austen, 23). “Pride and Prejudice”, a romantic novel by author Jane Austen, tells the story of a family in the early 1800s consisting of seven, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters. The novel is based upon the time period when females were not in high status unless they married rich and well. Struggles occured with the two eldest daughters, Jane and lizzy, and their mother, Mrs Bennet. It was quite important they married someone wealthy with a high social status was often told throughout the novel, but the sisters believed they would rather marry for love and not the reputation they will receive. The sisters must deal with their love lives without giving up their dignity, and dealing with their parents who were complete opposites. This brought together “Pride and Prejudice” and Booker's 7 Plots showing examples of comedy. Comedy is when a Story begins in a confusion but clears up at towards the end creating enlightenment. Unlike the six other plots, comedy returns to happiness when the …show more content…
First, there is a confusion, shadow placed upon the Bennet family with the mysterious appearance of Mr. Bingley and his dear friend Mr. Darcy. They impact the two eldest Bennet sisters drastically. Next, tension rises which adds more confusion, resulting in a entangled nightmare when the letter appears on Jane Bennet's doorstep and Lydia, one of the younger Bennet sisters, runs off with Wickham. Last but not least, the air is cleared and truth is placed on the table resulting in happiness. Darcy’s pride is resolved and Lizzy overcomes the prejudice developed throughout the novel. The letter is cleared up, Jane Bennet becomes Jane Bingley, Lydia Bennet becomes Lydia Wickham and Lizzy Bennet becomes Lizzy

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