Pride and Prejudice: Informal Arguments
Pride and Prejudice is closer to Sense and Sensibility than to Northanger Abbey in its methods, but it is still radically unlike either. It does not present us with competing narrative structures, nor does it explore some of the formal links between ideas in the abstract and ideas in practice. To connect Darcy simply with ‘pride’ or Elizabeth with ‘prejudice’ is to be very reductive: to seek a useful antithesis or synthesis in the title is to be mistaken.
KeywordsInformal Argument Aweful Object Amoral Social Movement Sympathetic Portrayal Fictional Structure
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