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A world-renowned classic novel of nearly two hundred years Pride and Prejudice portrays the social atmosphere of England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century An excess of what had been written in this historical fiction book alludes to the time period by way of to name a few interactions between characters their clothing the means of communication manner of talking and abundant discussion on society and class This book concerned mainly upon first impressions and rituals of courtship during the time of Napoleonic wars is most definitely historically accurate depicting facts as they were for the mentioned time period by exhibiting economic divide in society the populations level of education and the importance of militaryThe economic divide which grouped people into classes based on their economic and social standing had extensive effects on the lives and treatment of people during the 1700-1800s During one part of the book when Mr Darcy proposes to Elizabeth she takes note of his manner of addressing her his sense of her inferiority--of its being a degradation--of the family obstacles which had always opposed to inclination were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding but was very unlikely to recommend his suit Austen 183 Mr Darcy an aristocrat represents the high social as well as economic grouping therefore he consistently referred to those below with an air of pride and superiority The manner of people towards different social standings was almost always separate from those in below or above their class According to an article on Encyclopedia Britannica the economic divide between rich and poor between surplus and subsistence producers was a principal determinant of rank and status United Kingdom1 As well as the fact that in that time period English society was organized hierarchically with a tightly defined ascending order of privileges and responsibilities United Kingdom1 In other words those who attained wealth could achieve status United Kingdom 1 Consequently
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