Characters’ First Impressions in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, since the characters in her novel often make judgments on their first impressions of people. These first impressions would then shape the characters’ reputations. Reputation was important to members of English society in the nineteenth century. One’s reputation could be ruined by one false … Read more

Characters’ First Impressions in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, since the characters in her novel often make judgments on their first impressions of people. These first impressions would then shape the characters’ reputations. Reputation was important to members of English society in the nineteenth century. One’s reputation could be ruined by one false … Read more