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Power, Pride and Prejudice

Summary: Describes Jane Austen uses the theme of power in her novel Pride and Prejudice. Details how money and class are used by characters to manipulate other characters and situations.
In Pride and Prejudice the author uses two main types of power. Power is not a prominent part of the book and is quite subtle.

The first type of power is the power of money in the period the book is set. Money was very important in the Victorian era and takes a large role in the book. When Mrs. Bennet is told about the new owner of Netherfield, Mr. Bingley, she is told his age, his marital status and how much money he earns per year. In his case this is `four or five thousand a year'. In those days this was a large amount of money. From this moment on Mrs. Bennet is sure he is a nice man and wants her daughters to meet him. She does not ask what his personality is like. This is a prime example of how money effects...

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