The author's brilliant use of irony and ironic situations is what holds the interest

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PP p216, from 'Elizabeth's impatience...' to 218 '...One may be continually abusive,' - ' "Indeed", replied Elizabeth, "I am heartily sorry for him". Ironic as when she was propused to: she claimed, when he 1st proposed to her: "You could not have made me the offer of your hand in any possible way that would have tempted me to accept it.' Surprising that she changed her views so quicly. Another interpretation could be the influence of Jane in all her goodness!

irony used throughout the novel is also a constant reminder of how NOT to live our lives or how to think                                                                                                                                     Right from the start, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife" She is mocking it as she feels that the truth isn't that straightforward. Should you really marry for money? No, she is saying that you should really marry for love and there are other things that are more important than a good marriage!                                                                                                                                     Mr Bennet uses sarcastic wit on p7 as he cnsistantly teases his wife and makes fun of his daughter Lydia. He should also be teased as the tables are turned when Lydia elopes and he…


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