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Gretchen Boling Mrs Wood AP Language Composition 12 April 2000 Openings The tone of many novels is set within the first few lines or pages the reader can also tell the authors style through diction detail and syntax Jane Austins Pride and Prejudice is a novel such as this- Austins opening sentence sets the tome for the rest of the book preparing the reader for her satirical treatment of regency manners and morals the novel will become learns her style of the novel and it also sets up foreshadowing for the novel It is true universally acknowledge that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife is the first sentence of the novel it sets the tone and explains to the reader the plot of the story She tells how she wants her daughters married-no matter the circumstances The sentence tells about the social standings to marry a man with high social status when the women are lowermiddle class the girls beauty must be amazing and visa versa -the lower class of the gentleman the less beauty counts for the female if they are high class Her tone is disparity impatient yet sophisticated The mother is desperate trying to get her daughters married- she will do anything the business of her life was to get her daughters married of them She does not care to whom just as long as she he has money Impatient she is so mind set on having her daughters married she forgets how important it is to let it happen rather than forcing it so harshly Lastly while all of this is going through her mind she is still on the outside presenting herself in such a disposition that her manners and movements are well respected These three things set the tone for this whole novel and are found right in the first sentence if one looks closely Jane
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