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The passage used is from Volume 1 chapter IX running from And so ended his affection and running to the end of the chapter The passage concentrates on the interplay between the various voices and as such is dialogic Our understanding of events and characters is enhanced by the combination of showing dialogue and telling narrative which includes techniques such as free indirect speech and focalisation The passage opens with direct speech from Elizabeth Her words are provoking turning the romantic idea of poetry on its head The exclamation mark hints this to be a form of outburst By using direct speech we are given the maximum impact of this and although witty it is excessively cynical with regard to love using phrases such as driving away love and starve it entirely away It contrasts with Darcys moderation of tone and word which follows a more traditional view This dialogue confirms Darcy as moving within socially expected norms whereas Elizabeth challenges them The second paragraph moves from showing through dialogue to telling through third person narrative Initially this is focalized through Elizabeth as the general pause which ensued made Elizabeth tremble lest her mother should be exposing herself again The omniscience of the narrator is shown by the awareness of her thoughts and the effect is to draw the sympathy of the reader to her and to trust the narrator The general pause of this sentence is followed by short silence in the next which serves to underline our identification with Elizabeths dread of what her mother may say next The telling of the silence is as important as the dialogue without this we would be unaware of the full nature of the social awkwardness The narrator moves into a description Of Mrs Bennets thanks prior to changing to free indirect speech as she apologises for troubling him also with Lizzy The use of the word Lizzy as opposed to Elizabeth confirms
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