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Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice Themes
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In Pride and Prejudice, love is not a necessary component of marriage. In fact, most of the marriages we see are not based on love, but instead either on lust that quickly fades or on economic nece...
Pride and Prejudice questions the extremely high value that Austen's society placed on marriage as the only possible economic security for women who are not independently wealthy. By showing...
Wealth is crucially important in Pride and Prejudice, since the general plot revolves around the fact that the five Bennet daughters will have no way of financially supporting themselves once their...
Society and Class
Pride and Prejudice upholds reasonably conservative views on class. Darcy's character arc is to become the ultimate gentleman – he starts out wealthy, aristocratic, and good-hearted, and learns t...
Women and Femininity
Although Pride and Prejudice begins with the anonymous figure of a rich, single man, the novel is actually concerned with the plight of the poor (OK, middle-class), single woman. Most of the women...
We all have families that embarrass us to some extent, but the Bennet family takes it to a whole new level, creating endless problems for the two eldest Bennet daughters. Like them, love them, or h...
There are the blinders we put on ourselves, and there are those put on us by others. Pride and Prejudice takes on both kinds, unpacking the way identity, motivation, and belief can become grounds f...
Language and Communication
In Pride and Prejudice, communication could pretty much be said to be the very thing for which everyone is striving. The characters are faced with the challenge of expressing their feelings to one...
In Pride and Prejudice, characters are divided into certain types. There are those who just regurgitate whatever principles they've been taught without much understanding of either the context or a...
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