The Effects Of Satighter In Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

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Jane Austen illustrates the effects of comedy throughout Pride and Prejudice, by producing a thoughtful laughter that is portrayed through the relationships of the characters. The marriages of a variety of characters present this use of thoughtful laughter; due to the abnormal conversation as well as the ridiculousness of the couples as a whole. Examples of thoughtful laughter are shown with Mr. Bennett, Lydia and Wichkham, Elizabeth and Darcy and Jane and Brigely. Thoughtful laughter is a technique used to create humor throughout the novel and for the readers. Mr. Bennett proves to be the most irresponsible and uncommitted of husbands. His satire provides comedy to the situation, while leaving the reader yearning for a more holistic view …show more content…
Brigley came and introduced himself to Jane’s family that represented thoughtful laughter. Their marriage was pure and true and was uncommon for this century, usually people married for indiscretion. Thoughtful laughter was Jane’s Austin’s idea vs. the 1800’s view of society. While Jane Austen wrote this novel she made sure to included images of what she saw around her: a society very much concerned about money, social class and marriage. Considering the more money you had, the higher the class rank you were in. This is why when Bingley propose to Jane, it is throughout love and nothing more. We find this “thoughtful laughter” due to the realization that marriage can be found from love and not money and not for just authority. Marriage due to indiscretion was a representation of society in the 1800s, and Jane Austen represented this point of view throughout the novel. While her opposing view sprouted from her own ideas, which are more current with today’s society. Jane and Brigley’s relationship closely mirror her personal views. Jane Austen created humor throughout the novel and criticized her characters in recognizeation of how we laugh at and what we find amusing is the fact that Austen makes us view ourselves in this

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