Pride and Prejudice - Ristic 1 Jovan Ristic David Washington ENGL-125-011 26 October 2012 Pride and Prejudice Even though Jane Austens Pride and

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Ristic 1 Jovan Ristic David Washington ENGL-125-011 26 October 2012 Pride and Prejudice Even though Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice does not include many literary terms in her writing, each paragraph is loaded with significant language important to the novel’s storyline . Throughout the novel, impressions of the main characters change between each other from beginning to end as they forget about social norms and realize that they were wrong in their original judgments . Subliminally through her writing in this novel, Jane Austen criticizes the English society and how class was viewed at the time the novel was written in early nineteenth century England . Due to this, class tends to become the main theme and issue of Pride and Prejudice . This flawed nature of society also brings up the idea of propriety, behaving according to social expectations . According to the Oxford English Dictionary , propriety means “the quality of being proper, or that which is proper” . This word comes up a lot along with the theme of class, especially when a character like Lady Catherine views “being proper” as an accessory included with her social status . At this point in time, women’s education included drawing, dancing, music, reading and sewing, and Elizabeth Bennet bared barely any of these traits .

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