Essay On Pride And Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice: The First of Her Kind For our assigned book report, I selected the famous English classic Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, a revolutionary work that spurred the transition into romanticism for the literary world as well as comically played with the strict guidelines of society and behavior. In a time where books were written exclusively by men to discuss serious topics and intellectual process, Austen’s wrote her romantic novel to enlighten readers by focusing her story on the everyday lives of single women in society, the trials of suitable marriages and love, humiliating families, and the dangers of self-importance. All of these themes were dangerous territory for her generation, and Austen’s willingness to explore them drew me in to the book. Pride and Prejudice is unique for its time period, another reason for my choosing of it. In 1813 when the book was published, the seemingly frivolous daily events- particularly in a woman’s world-were not rationally stimulating in the eyes of the male dominant society. Austen’s characters experience relatable scenarios that deal with the perils of love and the tragedies of ignorance. In the world of Pride and Prejudice, the middle class Bennet family lives in a modest home in Hertfordshire, England, with their five daughters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, …show more content…
In the book she immediately tells the reader that marriage was a tool for parents to guarantee a fortune for their daughters, love was hardly a factor they thought of. Although Pride and Prejudice is a love story, the author makes a point to show the inequalities and injustices of the marriage system regarding women and the art of affection. In her own rebellious approach, Austen wrote passages to contradict the marital stereotype to show the importance of love and romance in peoples’ lives, whether in our time or the

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