Essay on Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

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Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice describes the interactions between the middle and upper classes in 18th century England. The protagonists Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy navigate the issues of pride and prejudice as they struggle with their relationship and family relations. Throughout the novel, Jane Austen uses letters to amplify these struggles while furthering character development. Each letter provides for a more intricate plotline while illustrating various personality traits within the characters. This allows for characteristics that traditionally would not be overtly shown to be emphasized. Exposing certain personality traits in characters that otherwise are shadowed or miscommunicated when expressed in direct interaction with other characters. The letters give the characters a medium in which they can articulate facts they believe to be true. This better communicates a character’s personality to the reader while revealing important information to the characters within the novel. This essay will examine letters written by Mr. Collins, Lydia Bennet, and Mr. Darcy, in order to prove that the use of letters in Pride and Prejudice serves as a way to create deeper understanding of the characters.
The letters written by Mr. Collins display quintessential aspects of his character that otherwise, would be understated if the only method used to convey his character was direct interaction with other characters. Mr. Collins strict mannerisms do not manifest to…

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