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Wang 1 Susan Wang Ms. Ryan AP Literature 19 December 2008 Pride and Prejudice Essay Despite the time period, people are always bound by the rules of society. In the novel Pride and Prejudice , the characters survive in an environment where status of family and first impressions become the major determining factors for almost everything (marriage, happiness, etc.). Based on Mr. Collin’s letter to Mr. Bennet, Jane Austen utilizes syntax as well as the sentiments to reinforce the theme that because of the strict standards the society sets upon women, any disgraceful behavior will not only forever ruin the reputation of that woman, but will also destroy that of her entire family. The language presented by Austen depicts the significance of the behavior of women. Mr. Collins usually states his decisions and opinions though long, tedious sentences. However, the fourth sentence, beginning with line 15, is the only simple sentence that appears in the letter. This emphasizes the severity of Lidia’s action. Death itself can not even compare to the intensity
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