Pride and Prejudice

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Erin Berkheimer
Mrs. Wyllie
English IV
21 February 2014
Research Outline I. Thesis: The changing settings in the novel Pride and Prejudice have various effects on the relationships between the characters, especially influencing their affection for one another, and this makes the novel eternally relatable, interesting, and important in understanding human nature and development.

II. Body Paragraph #1: Relatability

a. Quote #1: “From its immortal opening sentence, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife,” Pride and Prejudice has enchanted readers around the world, in every language, for 200 years.” (Donahue 1) i. Commentary #1: proves my thesis by showing that a person’s situation is thought to affect their motives and wants, which is a very relatable topic even 200 years later ii. Commentary #2: helps in deeper understanding the novel by providing insight into a main theme/belief of the novel that we will see recur often in the novel, this insight is universal and widely relatable, especially in today’s culture b. Quote #2: “relationships, such as the one which eventually evolved between her character and Mr. Darcy, also sit well with contemporary women.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 1) iii. Commentary #1: supports primary quote by giving foreshadowing example of developing relationship, gives support to idea that the themes in the novel are relatable today iv. Commentary #2: helps in deeper understanding the novel by providing foreshadowing and proving relatability with women today c. Quote #3: “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance” (Austen 24) v. Commentary #1: supports my ideas/thesis by reinforcing idea of ‘chance’, which relates to setting and motive, chance is something that is very…...

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