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Austen uses dramatic incidents within the novel to create a sense of tension and to make it more interesting for the reader Austen tends to use dramatic incidences between two characters such as Mr Collins and Elizabeth and at unexpected points during the story She also uses dramatic incidents when the situation is slightly predictable even though they are at unexpected times Austen uses irony from the narrator and sometimes the characters so we can enjoy the situation In chapter nineteen Austen establishes an unexpected d dramatic incident she introduces Mr Collins being proud and smug He asks Elizabeth to join him in another room we know that he had previously spoken to Mrs Bennet about marrying Elizabeth Mr Collins is expecting to marry Elizabeth and therefore in this chapter he tells her Almost as soon as I entered the house I singled you out as the companion of my future life We know that Mr Collins is very friendly Lady Catherine de Bourgh who has told him he must marry therefore this is his reason for visiting Longbourn His first choice of wife Jane was unavailable due to her relations with Mr Bingley During Mr Collins and Elizabeths meeting we hear how Mr Collins feels that Elizabeth would marry him and be happy about this Even though Elizabeth kindly rejects this proposal we hear how Mr Collins thinks she is still willing I must therefore conclude that you are not serious in your rejection of me I shall choose to attribute it to your wish of increasing my love by suspense according to the usual practise of elegant females Elizabeth is increasingly frustrated by this and her reply shows her annoyance at the ignorance of Mr Collins and his views on young women I do assure you sir that I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man The way in which Mr Collins expects
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