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Central Characters and Concerns in Pride and Prejudice

Summary: This essay discusses how effectively the opening chapter of Jane Austen's `Pride and Prejudice' introduces the reader to the central characters and concerns of the novel.
The first sentence of the novel `Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen is that "it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." This sentence uses hyperbole, and starts to create the strong sense of irony that the narrative voice carries throughout the entire book. It has a subtle significance in its hopeful claim that a wealthy man must be looking for a wife, however the novel later makes the reader believe that the opposite is true, and that single woman must be in want a husband, especially a wealthy one. Therefore establishing the main tone of the novel, which effectively `prepares' the reader for the rest of it. This line also functions as an epigram, which not only draws the reader in to the story, but also...

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