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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a very accomplished book because of Austens clever and successful use of literary techniques Literary techniques refer to the deliberate construction of language to further the story whether that be to develop character plot suspense or to create an enjoyable humorous novel Jane Austen applies many literary techniques such as point of view dialogue letters and irony to tell the story of Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice is told in third person limited omnipresent point of view but mainly told through Elizabeths consciousness This point of view is a successful narrative technique because it gives an insight into the characters mainly Elizabeths thoughts and also helps to create suspense This technique also arouses the readers sympathy for Elizabeth because we can see that she is being honest to herself which is essential if we are to desire her reform The officers of the-shire were in general a very creditable gentlemanlike set And the best of them were of the present party but Mr Wickham was as far beyond them all in prison countenance air and walk pg65 This is Elizabeths opinion of Mr Wickham that is later found out to be completely wrong but the reader can see her sincerity By using this technique Austen can also control how much the reader knows about event and emotions which helps to create suspense In the first section of the novel Austen occasionally reports form Darcys consciousness so that the reader is made aware of his growing feeling for Elizabeth and to highlight that Elizabeth was prejudice when she made a wrong judgment against Darcy Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her In Pride and Prejudice she does not report from Darcys point of view during the period between her two proposals so that the reader like Elizabeth is uncertain whether he is lost forever The dialogue in
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