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Pride and Prejudice

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Agnieszka Wynar Mrs. Mancini AP Literature and Composition 25 March 2009 Pride and Prejudice The first sentence of Pride and Prejudice has a satirical, stereotypical and vivid tone. It also outlines the plot of the novel. Jane Austen with that sentence says that the novel will be about “single men in possession of a good fortune” looking for good wives. In the British society in the nineteenth century women had limited rights. Their only way to step up in
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Unformatted text preview: the society was to marry rich. The stereotype that is formed in the first sentence is that all single men were in on a search for a wife but the reverse is true as well. The women were also in a fight for a husband, they were almost desperate to get married. Not because they were looking for love but, because they were looking for a better life....
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