Jane Austen Essay Topics

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Analysis

Introduction In the novel Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen identifies the key components of successful marriage – love, tolerance, affection and financial stability. The whole novel is written to underline the importance of marriage which shouldn’t be based on social status, wealth or affection of the youth. For her time the author was very radical… View Article

The Depths Of Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice: An Introduction             Pride and Prejudice is one of the popular works by Jane Austen[1], first published in the year 1813. The book is based on the general scenario of a rural society in the 19th Century England. While on one had it shows the greed of families to marry off their… View Article

Pride and Prejudice Narrative Techniques

The passage focuses on the conversation between Elizabeth and Jane days after they received news about the departure of the Bingleys and Darcy. In this essay, I will explore the themes, the narrative techniques used and the tone of the involved characters. Austen’s dramatic form of writing is an attractive feature of Pride and Prejudice…. View Article

Characterization of Lydia Bennet

In Pride and Prejudice, the character of Lydia Bennet is characterized as someone who is immature, critical, and foolish. Lydia is a young, spoiled teenager who is accustomed to getting what she wants and is a favorite of Mrs. Bennet. Through over-indulgence on the part of her mother and neglect on the part of her… View Article

Transformation: Emma & Clueless

Amy Heckerling transforms the many values and issues conveyed in Jane Austen’s Emma, set in the 18th century in Highbury to her teen pic film Clueless set in the 20th century, in a high school society. Both texts involve a protagonist, being Emma in Emma and Cher in Clueless who meddle with the relationships of… View Article

Mrs. and Mr. Bennet : Parenting in Pride and Prejudice

A thorough second reading of Pride and Prejudice compels the reader to view the novel with a different perspective. Besides being a novel of courtship and romance, it focuses on decorum of conduct. Pride and Prejudice is about consequences. Jane Austen introduces her characters to the reader through simple conversations, refraining from authorial comments and… View Article

Pride and Prejudice Personal Response

Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, is a great representation of how life in the 1800s would have been. Placement in society played a major role and most of her characters only did what society permitted them to do. The people who you were surrounded around either broke you or made you an influence on… View Article

Jane Austen’s View on Men: The Contrasts of the Gentlemen

What Brabourne has astutely perceived is not only Austen’s ability to tell extraordinary stories about ordinary people, but also her penchant of revealing, through her works, the various aspects of the nature and behaviour of men and women. Jane Austen is regarded as one of the leading novelists of her era. Some of her most… View Article

Sense and Sensability

Abstract: In this essay I discuss Jane Austen’s use of both neoclassical and sensibility writing styles, in attempt to define whether Sense and Sensibility is more a product of the 18th or 19thh century. After much research and deliberation I have discovered that as Austen utilizes the sisters to express both themes of neoclassicism and… View Article

Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Jane Austen is a successful classic romance novelist, one of her many novels is Persuasion, a novel that portrays love. She published six novels that all relate to the theme of love and marriage along with the consequences of making that important decision. While the novel Persuasion is romantically favourable, there are ideas presented about… View Article

My favourite book «Pride and prejudice» Jane Austen

I like reading very much. Books are the history and tastes of each era. Some of them hopelessly lost its charm, others – are relevant and are read with interest today. Every writer wanted to write for ages, but could he or no; it turns out in subsequent generations. I can say that I love… View Article

Analysis of Jane Austin’s Pride And Prejudice

Elizabeth’s and Darcy’s epithet (not literal but rather implied) of “Proud and Prejudiced” as the title of the book indicates, is clearly evident in the discourse and the use of pronouns found in extract “A” – chapter 10. Extract “B” – chapter 58, has an entirely different use of discourse and the “polarity of persons”… View Article

Role Of Minor Characters In Pride And Prejudice

The Role of Minor Characters in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Perhaps the most striking part of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice is her mastery of characters and the effects that each has on the plot, themes, and the other characters’ actions. Though her minor characters are much less visible than the major ones, she… View Article

Pride and Prejudice is considered a classic novel

Throughout high school, students are asked to read classic novels for book reports and essays. Many of them are unsure of what aspects a book must possess in order to be considered a true classic. Mostly, the majority of students are reluctant about reading these classic novels because they assume the novels will be lackluster… View Article

Sense and Sensibility: Neo-classicism vs Romanticism

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin was a moralistic novel depicting the two main forms of attitudes at that time; the neo -classics and the romantics. The period in which it was written, nineteenth century England, was laden with social etiquette and customs imposed on people of that time; and thus the characters of Jane… View Article

Marriage in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

The intricate nexus of marriage, money and love in Jane Austen’s society is unfolded through the development of plots and characters of her novel Pride and Prejudice. In the nineteenth century’s rural England, marriage was a woman’s chief aim, both financially and socially. Financially because of women’s dependent position marriage was the “only honourable position”,… View Article

How Austen creates her novel “Pride and Prejudice”

Jane Austen was extremely modest about her genius, describing her work to her work to her nephew Edward as “That little but (two inches wide) of ivory in which I work with so fine a brush as produces little effect after much labour.” Although the world of her novel “Pride and Prejudice” is confined to a… View Article

To Overcome Pride And Prejudice

It has always been common practice in society for a person to a make judgement of another based on a misconception of that individual. Whether it be arrogance or ego, social standing or appearance, that lead to the judgement, one will always be judged. The tendency of one to blindly do the judging is a… View Article

Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” Appearance vs. Reality

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the theme of appearance versus reality is recurrent. Austen seeks to prove that often one’s appearance hides one’s true character. This thematic concept is clearly evident in the case of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham and how they appear to Elizabeth Bennett. From her first impressions of both Mr…. View Article

“Pride and Prejudice”: Lady Catherine and Elizabeth Bennet

In Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, Lady Catherine and Elizabeth Bennet are absolute opposites. Jane Austen portrays Elizabeth Bennet as an intelligent, independent, yet strong character, in a soft and feminine manner. The cruel and dominating personality traits are left for characters such as Lady Catherine. In Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, Lady… View Article

One Writer’s Vision: Jane Austen

Admiral Croft who was among the nouveau riche, had the financial means to rent Kellynch Hall from Sir Walter, one of the so-called landed gentry. What does Jane Austen’s treatment of class and social mobility reveal about these men and their women such as Anne Elliot and Mrs. Smith? Which group fares better and why?… View Article

Theme of “Identity Pride and Prejudice”

In Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, there is a strong sense of identity in certain characters in the novel. Elizabeth has a high understanding of her own views and opinions, which often contrast with those around her “She had always felt that Charlotte’s opinion was not exactly like her own”. However, other characters seem… View Article

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen and Letters to Alice- Fay Weldon

An examination of Jane Austen’s 1813 social satire Pride and Prejudice, and the reading of Fay Weldon’s 1984 epistolary text Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen, allows understanding of Austen’s novel to be moulded and then shifted. Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners, focusing on marriage, Pride, Prejudice and Social Class… View Article

Pride and prejudice

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Major Themes The pivotal theme is that marriage is important to individuals and society. Throughout the novel, the author describes the various types of marriages and reasons behind them. Marriage out of economic compulsions can be seen in Charlotte’s marriage to Collins. Marriage due to sensual pleasure can be seen in Lydia’s… View Article

Representation of Love and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

Although love is considered significant in the world we live in now, it was not the case in the 18th century- Austen’s time. As time progressed, so did education, fashion styles, medical practises and most importantly social constructs and values. Love and marriage in Austen’s century, though it had some similarities, it was considerably different…. View Article