The Prejudice in Pride and the Sensibility in Sense
Jane Austen was a novelist in the 18th century. She is known for six major novels but her primary one is her first book, Sense and Sensibility, being that Austen had an inauspicious start it would be hard for her to gain success from her books, she was a woman after all in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Austen became more involved in writing when she was able to finish early copies of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, although she was not able to get them published when she wanted to these two novels would turn out to be one of the most influential books in history.
Pride and Prejudice focuses on two older sisters within the Bennet family, Jane and Elizabeth Bennet, Jane is…show more content… Pride and Prejudice focuses on an idea that a person even if they are socially different classes can still love one another, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy ‘proclaimed’ his love towards Elizabeth knowing that this proposal was “unlikely to recommend his suit”(34.5) this small jester shows that not only is Mr.Darcy willing to give up his social status for Elizabeth he also exudes love and affection towards her. Pride and Prejudice is not only a book on social class but also women and femininity, during the 1700s and 1800s women were not expected to do anything with themselves after marriage, “it would be no use”(1.32) to them since they were suppose to marry rich and have kids, today women are able to marry but also go to college, and encouraged to go in any career path they would like. Austen uses ongoing events happening in her lifetime to showcase the fact that women should do what they want to do — she did. Sense and Sensibility utilizes the fact that women are able to put effort into what they actually want because “to wish was to hope and to hope was to be expected”(1.4). She emphasizes the shifts by including the topic in short separate sentences followed by longer sentences that she uses to elaborate on her