Saturday, May 18, 2019
Pride and Prejudice Personal Response Essay
Jane Austens novel, Pride and Prejudice, is a great representation of how life in the 1800s would have been. Placement in society played a major role and most of her characters hardly did what society permitted them to do. The people who you were surrounded around either broke you or made you an influence on the town. The women seemed to look only for someone to marry them, not for someone to love them. The women in this novel, searched for men with riches and power. They only looked on the surface and did not care enough to look beyond. They seemed like all another(prenominal) women of their time, only looking for a man to call husband, and to keep them as accessories, rather than lovers.This curb, in my opinion, did not introduce many deep feelings, or any love involved, apart from Elizabeth. It showed that most women were materialistic and believed what you feature made you as a person. Marriage was not a sign of love represented in the book, but as just a prize to show off to others. The book does not show the characters with much individuality, projecting all the women looking for the same thing a handsome husband with money. face at this, I think that Austen did it intentionally.All the other characters were foils to make Elizabeth stand out. Austen may have in truth much exaggerated the desire of women desperately wanting marriage but, Elizabeth showed that not every decision was base on financial stability, seeing that she rejected two potential husbands. My favorite thing about this book is Elizabeths intelligent observations about the other characters. She is able to see through all the nonsense in her life. She had a mind of her own and she knew how to use it, she was not going to be swayed by women like madam Catherine, who did nothing but judge those who she felt were not equivalent to her. Yet, in my opinion, one character is not enough to account for all the other characters personalities as they are mostly superficial.