The Social Class In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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In addition, class is complex, it is a way to label everyone. Class is portrayed in this novel by the wealth and standing one were in at this time there were the high class and the middle class standings. The difference between these social classes creates tension and prejudice. Those in the same social classes would interact and soon get married. They kept their boundarie, while families in the middle class could communicate with those in the higher class but would not be treated with the same respect as those of the higher class. They either had small homes and income, like Mr. Bennet, or they had a glorious establishment and many homes, like Mr. Darcy. (Theme,Motifs,and symbols) When they are at the dance and Darcy is asked to dance with…show more content…
The author tells about how young people leave their families for a wealthy man/woman, marriage is the goal. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” (Austen, 5) Pride and Prejudice is a courtship between Darcy and Elizabeth; this novel is one of the most honorable love stories in the English language. In this love story they have to overcome many obstacles just as any normal couple would. Elizabeth has pride that makes her miss judge Darcy on their first time meeting, but Darcy’s prejudice which makes him misjudge Elizabeth because of her poor society standings. “I do, I do like him,” “She replied, with tears in her eyes, “I love him. Indeed he has no improper pride.” (Austen, 316) Obstacles found their way to hurt this couple not just only their pride but also in the way his aunt tries to control him because of her social class. They feel she is not to the social class for Darcy, she is in it for the social class raising. The families are worried about finding someone in the right social class, “But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes in.” (Austen,6) In this novel Austen makes it sound like love can conquer even the most difficult
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