Letters In Pride And Prejudice

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Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice”, is an excellent example of immortalizing the art of letter writing in the 19th century. The style of writing a letter is a great reflection on the personality of the writer. In the novel, certain significant characters have been given more depth by the medium of written letters that they have written during the course of the story. For example, Jane Bennets’ words are wise and reflect upon her non-judgmental nature, and Mr. Gardiner shows to be the helpful man who tends to send out good news. Also, the contrast perceived between Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins provides a remarkable insight into their notable differences as individuals. Correspondingly, the letters of Jane Bennet, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Darcy,…show more content…
For example, Elizabeth Bennet once told Jane that, “To take the good of everybody’s character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad–belong(ed) to (her) alone” (Austen 14). These words are a great reflection on Jane’s personality that is deemed at face-value. Upon turning the leaf, one finds out that aside from owning a golden heart, Jane is a very sensitive character. The most compelling evidence to prove this side of Jane are the multiple letters that she has written, all addressed to Elizabeth Bennet telling Elizabeth of something unfortunate that has occurred. Upon meeting Jane, one would understand her as a calm and good-natured woman; but underneath that calmness, there is a family-orientated, sensitive, and wise woman who finds solace by writing to Elizabeth whenever something terrible or crucial happens. With this in mind, it is safe to say that Jane always needs to make sure that her loved ones (mainly Elizabeth Bennet) are well aware of everything that is occurring in Jane’s life. As it has been noted above, Jane Bennet is not only the calm and beautiful young woman that is seen upon face-value, she is also a very sensitive and wise individual who takes everything to
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