FORM AND STRUCTURE: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

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FORM AND STRUCTURE: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
1 Free indirect discourse
1.1 When the characters' thoughts and feelings are mentioned without speech or quotation marks (passive )
1.2 Casts judgement on the characters
1.2.1 As the omniscient narrator focuses on Elizabeth's side of story, the judgement that is shown through the free indirect discourse, is usually her own opinion.
1.3 This is one of Austen's writing techniques and the technique creates some sort of irony as she is often seen to mock the cliches of courtship and marriage in her society.
2 Omniscient Narrator
2.1 Focuses on Elizabeth's story
2.1.1 Implies that Lizzie is the protagonist
2.1.2 Focuses on her emotions in chapter 26.
2.2 Unreliable narrative
2.2.1 Allows the audience to have an opinion
2.2.1.1 The anonymous narrator creates an opinion and it is i n3rd person.
2.2.2 Gives opinion
2.3 Casts a judgement on the characters
3 Letters
3.1 LENGTH: Long= More intellectual (Lizzie) Short= Less educated (Lydia)
3.2 Mr. Collins only talks about himself, almost like advertising/selling himself. Mr Darcy is trying to get to know Elizabeth more and he is trying to communicate to her more which shows a true interest in getting to know the other.
3.2.1 TALK ABOUT THIS IN E+D ROMANTIC LOVE AND HOW MISERABLE CHARLOTTE COULD BE AS COLLINS ONLY WANTS TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK GOOD AND TO IMPRESS CATHERINE DE BOURGH
3.2.2 ' I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families ' Uses a lot of personal prounouns about himself.
3.2.2.1 He is treating the marriage like a contract and shows no signs of emotions or feeling. Instead, he only talks about how mis marraige would benefit the people in his community. This suggests that his marriage is only to raise his popularity/status among the community.
3.2.3 Mr Collins main role in the story is to mock the cliches and sterotypes in society. He is seen as an egomaniac and selfish, so his portrayal of a good marriage for him is seen in a negative light by the readership of the novel. This type of mockery from Austen is often repeated throughout the book and it links with the starting sentence of the story.
3.3 Helps to reveal the personality of a character.
3.4 The letters are a fast way to summarise of what events happened that took place when another major happening went on in the novel. The letters are used so that the reader is not overloaded with too much information.
3.4.1 Helps to develop to plot faster in order to keep the reader interested.
3.4.2 Lets the readers know information that is not included in the dialogue.
3.4.2.1 Increase in the readers' understanding of the plot/ storyline
3.5 Men did not often send personal letters as letters were mainly used as a form of communication in Regency England. Mr Darcy's use of letters allows the reader have an insight on his thoughts and feelings. It also highlights how Darcy is different to the other men's approaches to courtship and marriage. As Elizabeth is the protagonist in the novel, and Mr Darcy is her lover. he is seen in a positive light by the reader as he seen to help Elizabeth and they develop a close relationship with each other (romantic love). The use of letters highlights to the audience that Austen believes more into romantic love and the actions that a man does to show his love for the woman.
3.6 Mr Darcy is quite private and sending letters allows him and Lizzie to 'talk' in private without the others knowing. Furthermore, it would be easier for them to communicate in private more easily through letters as men and female were not allowed to be alone togther.
3.7 THE LETTER JUXTAPOSES MR DARCY AND MR COLLINS AS THE READER AND IT SHOWS THEM AS COMPLETE OPPOSITES. MR DARCY WANTS TO COMMUNICATE IN ORDER TO DEVELOP HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH LIZZIE, WHEREAS MR COLLINS WRITES LETTERS FOR HIS OWN BENEFIT.
4 Darcy and Elizabeth's equal length in dialogue
5 LITERARY TERMS TO USE
5.1 Linguistically
5.2 This insinuates that
5.3 This demonstrates
5.4 Contains many layers of metaphorical and literal layers of meaning.
5.5 PARABOLIC TRAJECTORY. Juliet uses a parabolic trajectory because in the beginning of the play, she starts off as a naive girl who is not in any type of danger as she is financially stable without any sort of threat of depth. However, later on, she falls in love with Romeo and begins to have suicidal thoughts, which may have been caused from Romeo's influence, but later on, she is safe again, in a way as the play ends in a somewhat happy manner because the two opposing families reuinite, like she wanted.
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