Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
This work was written in the period between the 18th and the 19th centuries; it
reminds Fielding (the omniscient narrator) and Richardson (psychology of
characters). Jane Austen uses the a technique to put her
characters into existence through their dialogues: they exist because they talk
each other, without their dialogues, they couldn’t exist; furthermore, this kind of
dialogues is dramatic, because characters condemn themselves through their
silly dialogues. This work explains ordinary and extraordinary parts of the life, in
Novel of Manners.
fact it belongs to the It has no subtitle, and it was written
between 1796 and 1813. This novel is situated in England, during the period of
the Napoleonic Wars; the protagonist is Elizabeth Bennet. There is a climax when
Mr. Darcy makes his proposal to Elizabeth (Ch. 16). The setting is always England
(Southampton, Northampton, Bath, the countryside), because she lived in those
places and she knew them very well. Furthermore, she describes Middle and
Upper Class, because she lived in those conditions. The spaces are different and
real and unreal at the same. In P&P, the spaces represent the property of a
family: Longbourn (imaginary place), where family Bennet lives, Netherfield
(imaginary place) where Mr. Bingley lives, Meryton, where Mrs. lives, Rosings
(imaginary place), where Lady Catherine de Bourgh lives, Pemberley (imaginary
place), where Mr. Darcy lives. All these little towns are situated in particular
regions (real and unreal): Hertfordshire (Longbourn, Meryton, Netherfield),
Hunsford and Derbyshire (Pemberley). Austen doesn’t talk about an only place,
but there is the to show mixed marriages, and journeys. she talks
about internal places, small but very intense: her characters’ emotions born in
internal places and the author shows limits and perceptions. In this novel there
are four important points: Elizabeth Bennet, Middle and Upper Class, Golden
Island into the Island and Romantic and Antiromantic at the same.
E. Bennet: she doesn’t want to be a lady, she is different from her sisters and
mother; she looks for equality, and she refuses the marriage (she’s strange for
this reason). She loves solitude because it reminds intimate and she can refund
herself (protection and safety). The House is the nest. In this novel she’s the
Prejudice, on the contrary Mr. Darcy is the Pride.
Middle and Upper Class: J. Austen wrote what she knew, and she lived in the
atmosphere of this social class; for this reason, she talked about it.
Golden Island into the Island: It was a magic world with people going to Balls and
parties, taking cups of tea and talking about money and love affairs. The Golden
Island are the rich and wealthy people, who didn’t know anything about the
external world; the other Island is, of course, the Great Britain.
Romantic and Antiromantic at the same: She lived during this period, but she
hated it. Nevertheless, she talked about marriages, love affairs, manners, good
behaviors and virtues. In her style there’s a romantic tendency but an
antiromantic one at the same: she was closer to the Augustan Age.
The Novel of Manners.
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Il seguente file presenta l'analisi di Pride and Prejudice(in sintesi). Sono presenti delle nozioni riguardo l'opera in generale, il periodo storico e il Novel of Manners(tutto in inglese).
La seconda parte si centra sul riassunto del romanzo e analisi e sintesi del suo saggio annesso (queste due parti sono in italiano).
Il file si basa sugli appunti presi a lezione, ricerche su internet, enciclopedie, vecchi appunti del liceo e qualche spunto è stato preso basandosi sul Performer Culture and Literature 1+2, Zanichelli.
Bibliografia di libri consigliati:
J. Austen, "Pride and Prejudice", Milano, Giunti, 2016 (prima ristampa).
Spiazzi - Tavella - Layton, "Performer Culture & Literature 1+2", Bologna, Zanichelli, 2016.
Judith L. Newton, "Pride and Prejudice": Power, Fantasy, and Subversion in Jane Austen, in Feminist Studies vol. 4, n. 1 [febbraio 1978], Feminist Studies, Inc., pp. 27-42.
Il documento non deve essere considerato materiale ufficiale distrubuito dall'Unical o dalla stessa Prof.ssa Tempestoso
I contenuti di questa pagina costituiscono rielaborazioni personali del Publisher poisondehaine di informazioni apprese con la frequenza delle lezioni di Letteratura inglese I e studio autonomo di eventuali libri di riferimento in preparazione dell'esame finale o della tesi. Non devono intendersi come materiale ufficiale dell'università Calabria - Unical o del prof Tempestoso Carla.
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