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LETTERS IN PRIDE AND PREJUDİCE

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HOW MANY  LETTERS  APPEAR  IN PRIDE AND  PREJUDICE?BY WHOM AND TO WHOM ARE THEY WRTTEN?WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THESE LETTER S?

Jane Austen’s novels are important because they help demostrate the crude power of society  which was not just of her day , bur exist  today.Nearly two dozen of  letters appear in Pride and Prejudice and these letters featured in novel  at this time were written in the epistolary form.Writing letters in this form allowed us into the minds of the characters, we could discover characters’ feelings and emotions.

List of letters in Pride and Prejudice:

1)In chapter 7. Caroline Bingley to Jane inviting her to come  to Netherfield.

2In chapter 7.Jane to Elizabeth  reporting her illness.

3)In chapter 13.Mr Collins to Mr Bennet proposing to visit Longbourn.

4)In chapter 21.Caroline Bingley to Jane informing her that Netherfield party have all gone to London.

5)In chapter 26.Jane in London to Elizabeth still has hopes of Caroline Bingley’s perfidy.

6)In chapter26.Jane in London to  Elizabeth admitting Caroline Bingley’s perfidy.

7)In chapter 26.Darcy’s famous letter to Elizabeth planning his conduct.

8)In chadpter 35.Jane’s misdirected letter to Elizabeth to Lambton.

9)In chapter 46.Jane’ second letter to Elizabeth at Lambton breaking the news of Lydia’s elopement.

10)In chapter47.Lydia to  Mr Foster announcing  the elopement.

11)In chapter 48.Mr Gardiner in London to Mrs Gardiner at Longbournon inquiries after Lydia and Wickham.

12)In chapter 48.Mr Collins  to Mr Bennet(opened by Jane)he condoles the Bennet about Lydia.

13)In chapter 49.Mr Gardiner to Mr Bennet  announcing the settlement of negotiations with Wickham.

14)In  chapter50. Mr Gardiner to Mr Bennet  containning  further particulars of Wickham’s affairs.

15)In chapter50.Elizabeth to Mrs Gardiner inquiring  why Darcy was not at Lydia’s  wedding.

16)In chapter 52.Mrs Gardiner to Elizabeth giving the story  behind the Lydia’s wedding.

17)In Chapter 57.Mr Collins  to Mr Bennet advising against  on Elizabeth –Darcy match.

18)In chapter 60.Elizabeth to Mr Gardiner allowing her to give loose to her fancy and indulge her imagination.

19)In chapter 6.Mr Bennet to Mr Collins  for congratulations.

20)In chapter 61.Ms Wickham to Mr Darcy  Lydia begs Elizabeth on behalf of  Wickham.

There is association  between a persons’s characters and their correspondance It could also reveal their personalities.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.

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