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LETTERS IN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Already have an account? Log in! List of letters in Pride and Prejudice:. Mr Collins to Mr Bennet proposing to visit Longbourn. Caroline Bingley to Jane informing her that Netherfield party have all gone to London. Elizabeth to Mr Gardiner allowing her to give loose to her fancy and indulge her imagination. The letters used in Pride and Prejudice played a vital role as dramatic devices to further the plot ,letters formed an important device between character and finally Austen wanted to express her themes of Pride and Prejudice.
In a novel where the spoken word rules the day, and where private thoughts don't have too much presence on the page, letters are a stand-in for the interior lives of the characters. Look at Mr. Collins' first letter:. As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject the offered olive-branch. I cannot be otherwise than concerned at being the means of injuring your amiable daughters, and beg leave to apologise for it, as well as to assure you of my readiness to make them every possible amends—but of this hereafter. Be not alarmed, madam, on receiving this letter, by the apprehension of its containing any repetition of those sentiments or renewal of those offers which were last night so disgusting to you.
Pride and Prejudice: The Real Wickham
Go to end of notes. Go to chronology. Go to charact. Go to table of contents. The two characters in Pride and Prejudice who use it are foolish ones: Sir William Lucas who refers to Elizabeth , when dancing with Darcy , as his "fair partner" , and Mr. Collins who continually refers to the Bennet daughters as "my fair cousins". So it can be taken for granted that when this phrase appears as part of the narration of Pride and Prejudice , Jane Austen is not using it in a simple way:.