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Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen
Comedy of Manners
The comedy of manners is an entertainment form which satirizes the manners and affectations of a social class or of multiple classes, often represented by stereotypical stock characters. (wikipedia)

a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or apparently stated.

Irony
Verbal Irony
a figure of speech in which the speaker says the opposite of what he or she intends to say.
Situational Irony
when what happens is the exact opposite of what actually should occur/ what is expected to occur.
Famous opening line:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
How is this an example of verbal irony?
Examples of situational irony:
First impressions of Wickham vs. Darcy; eventually, Darcy proves to be the hero
Jane seems to be the accepting, less judgmental sister, yet she in the end is a better judge of character
Elizabeth hates Darcy's pride, yet she realizes that it is her pride that hinders her to from accepting him.

Can you think of any other examples of irony in the novel?
Characterization
the art of creating a character's personality for a story.
Direct characterization – how the character is described by the author or characters.

Indirect characterization – what can be inferred about the character through dialogue actions, and interactions with other characters.

direct or indirect? What do we find out about the character(s)?

"Mr. Collins was not a sensible man, and the deficiency of nature had been but little assisted by education or society... "

"My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost is lost for ever."
direct or indirect? What do we find out about the character(s)?
"I would not be so fastidious as you are," cried Bingley, "for a kingdom! upon my honour, I never met with so many pleasant girls in all my life as I have this evening, and there are several of them you see uncommonly pretty."
direct or indirect? What do we find out about the character(s)?
"Her mind was less difficult to develop. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she doscontented she fancied herself nervous."

"Mr. Bennet was amongst the earliest of those who waited on Mr. Bingley. He had always intended to visit him, though to the last always assuring his wife that he should not go; and till the evening after the visit was paid, she had no knowledge of it."
First person- the narrator is a character in the story.
Third person objective – the narrator does not tell what anyone is thinking; the “fly on the wall.”
Third person limited – the narrator is able to tell the thoughts of one character.
Third person omniscient – the narrator is able to tell the thoughts of any character.

Point of View
List 3 adjectives that would describe Elizabeth?
What evidence can you provide that would prove your description?


What are some examples of direct and indirect characterization that shape your view of Elizabeth ?
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