Issues of class: Pride and Prejudice

Intentional or not, Jane Austen gave important details about issues of class in her novel, Pride and Prejudice. Many people would learn issues of life and languages that would affect them later on in life. In Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice,” Jane uses issues of class as her theme. Jane Austen was a dynamic … Read more

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Historical information about the period of publication: Jane Austen’s novels counteract the time of publication. Although she writes her novel through a peaceful English countryside; in England, it was a time of fighting. Napoleon uses his power to conquer Italy, Austria, and also make peace with France. Women of this time period play a strict … Read more

Financial security and marriage – Pride and Prejudice

Money is a necessary but not sufficient condition for happiness in marriage, a subject addressed in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. Through a powerful introduction, the text defines the socioeconomic setting of 19th century England. In a male dominated society, monetary issues are top of mind for women and their families as they make … Read more

Honour and identity in Pride and Prejudice

In ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ the mother, Mrs Bennet, becomes a caricature of motherhood, desiring for her daughters first and foremost a “secure” marriage—by which she means one which is monetarily advantageous or raises the family’s social standing. Her primary objective following the first ball at the local assembly rooms, is to show off that her … Read more

Ian McEwan – Austen’s Northanger Abbey

Ian McEwan’s metafiction Atonement employs the device of intertextuality, alluding to great literary works of Clarissa by Samuel Richardson and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen as a frequent reminder to the audience that the novel is a construct, designed to warn the reader of the dangers of an untamed imagination. The importance of the construction … Read more