Monday, March 30, 2009

Opening Line

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." (pg. 5)

In her opening line, Austen lays out the main plot for her entire novel. Pride and Prejudice centers around the issues that arise in trying to find a husband in Victorian England. However, while the plot of Austen's novel does center around marriage, the deeper themes are more about judging people unfairly and getting over yourself.

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