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Jane Austen Novels

Comparative Analysis of Pride and Prejudice and Emma by Jane Austen
• Elizabeth Bennet and Emma Woodhouse are portrayed differently by Jane
Austen in the novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma, respectively.
While Emma is portrayed as an influential and powerful woman because
of her wealth, Elizabeth or Lizzy is considered as an average woman
belonging to humble parentage.Indeed, Emma is described as a woman
who has “the power of having rather too much her own way, and a
disposition to think a little too well of herself;” while Elizabeth is
described by her parents as, “not a bit better than the others; and I
am sure she is not half so handsome as Jane, nor half so good-humoured
• Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightly are characterized in the same pattern in
both novels.Mr. Darcy, characterized as an individual who is
“continually giving offense,” and is also “haughty, reserved, and
fastidious, and his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting.”
Mr. Knightly is also considered as a man who continually gives offense
as is illustration of Emma as a “spoiled” daughter and woman.Mr.
Darcy also holds similar prejudice against Elizabeth’s character,
describing her as “tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt ME; I
am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are
slighted by other men—
; After giving offense to Elizabeth and Emma, both Mr. Darcy and Mr.
Knightly have professed their interest and love in the woman
protagonists, respectively.Mr. Darcy, after initiallysnubbing’
Elizabeth at the ball, had a change of heart after seeing her again:
“â€he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the


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