Pride and Prejudice

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The novel, Pride and Prejudice was written by Jane Austen, in January, 1893. It is set in the 18th and 19th century England, which mainly was a patriarchal society. The novel is a romantic comedy, depicting the pride and prejudice in the lead characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett; the former being a rich bachelor and the latter hailing from a lower middle-class family of five sisters!


The plot is supported by almost a half a dozen letters, being written and despatched by various characters in the novel. They not only lessen the usage of dialogues, but also provide great amount of insight into the thought-processes of the characters and the shaping of the story-line, to a great extent.
In the novel, letters help in unravelling the plot and adding twists and turns, besides a dramatic and melodramatic element to it. The first letter we encounter in the course of the novel is that of Collins', written to Mr. Bennet. It announces the arrival of Mr. Collins in Longbourne, where the Bennets reside. It not only acts as a messenger, carrying forward the message of his arrival, but also gives us good amount if insight into the pompous and condescending nature of Mr. Collins.
It depicts him as conceited and snobbish, with his great attachment towards materialistic possessions. It also implies that due to the absence of a male heir in the Bennet family, Mr. ...
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