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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice

drrb07, January 25, 2010

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Comments by Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is basically a novel about the female dreams for a good home as well as for a good house. It is not love that the girls of the Bennet family desires for , but marriage that will provide them security. Elizabeth Bennet the most dignified of the Bennet girls is no exception. She is also fascinated by the palatial establishment of Darcy. The novel should have been entitled First Impressions which Jane Austen chose earlier for her novel. It is really astonishing that the novel was written in 1797 and it required nearly 16 years to find a suitable publisher. It got at last published in 1813.The theme of the book is not love but marriage and there are so many marriages depicted. Motifs are however different behind each marriage.The theme of Pride and Prejudice is only manifest through Elizabeth and Darcy. But unlike Sense and sensibility which is a study of opposites with the character traits divided between two sisters, Pride and Prejudice as a novel is more complex and engaging. Pride here leads to prejudice and prejudice invites pride. Finishing the novel one will realise that it is foolish to marry for money and impossible to marry without moeny.

Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee
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