Use Of Thoughtful Laughter In Jane Austen's 'Pride And Prejudice'

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In the novel “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen emphasizes the idea of “thoughtful laugher,” through the relationship of Elizabeth and Darcy. “Thoughtful laughter” is notable in Austen 's use of the misunderstandings between characters. It is something that immediately provokes laughter and or amusement for the reader but also gives an understanding of a larger concept when analyzed further. “Thoughtful Laughter” is seen between Elizabeth and Darcy in which the two further apart from themselves until the two realize their mistakes were based on their pride and prejudice. Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” visualizes and captures the conflicted and tormented relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy in where it all begins at the Netherfield ball. The story begins to unravel with news that of a wealthy young gentleman named Mr. Charles Bingley who has rented the manor of Netherfield Park and causes a great stir in the town especially in Longbourn, the Bennet household, in which life was uneventful until his arrival in the neighborhood. Finally we’re introduced to five …show more content…

In conclusion Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” as a whole illuminates and demonstrates the true meaning of “thoughtful laughter” in the form as simply to express a situation through humor. Jane Austen puts Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy in a situation where one makes a faulty judgment about the other, and with that we as the readers “laugh” as Jane Austen describes how Elizabeth and Darcy faced challenges that came about from these misunderstandings. Jane Austen provides the readers amusement in Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s situation but also gives an understanding of a larger concept when analyzed further. Overall, Darcy and Elizabeth came to a conclusion that resulted in a happy relationship when realizing their errors in their decisions. Jane Austen 's use of “thoughtful laughter” helped convey the idea that humor through misunderstandings can allow for happiness to be achieved in a

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