In literature, dialogue is one of several techniques with which writerstend to express a character’s perspective on the world and to show us how theyare feeling and how they are thinking. Avery remarkable part of the novel is thedialogue within the Pride and Prejudice as it is a way revealing to the readerthe characters and the plot progression. The use of dialogue in Jane Austen’s novels has long been regarded as oneof her most significant creative achievements and Pride and Prejudice is a noticeableexample of how she uses conversations to show the ways in which her charactersare behaving. The conversations we read communicate that a character might befeeling a sense of forcefulness, sad, optimistic and concerned. Moreover, Austenuses the art of the conversation to show how we can be the same time selfishand generous from the way we speak with each other.
The conversations in Prideand Prejudice depict the themes of the novel and give us an idea of how peopleused to talk two hundred years ago.Moving on, it is very important to refer that the characters, in JaneAusten’s Pride and Prejudice, come to life through dialogue. Some characters beingincapable stop talking, while others continueto be quite and save their words for times when they need to convey theirfeelings. Rarely is there a character embarking on a large-scale speech, andthere are not any chapters entirely devoted to describing each and everyphysical characteristic of each person. Furthermore, Jane Austen try throughthe dialogue not only to potray the personality of her character but also tomake the reader to see the feelings, which are under the surface and themeanings, that lie around behind the characters words. For instance,we can see Mr. Bennet’s character to reveals itself inhis conversations with his daughters and hiswife. When we first meet Mr.
Bennetin the novel , his wife and his daughters are encouraging him to introducehimself to Mr. Bingley, the wealthy new habitant of Netherfield. Mr. Bennet’swife firmly believes that Mr. Bingley would be a good husband for one of her fivedaughters. But Mr.
Bennet, does not see the importance of his visiting Mr. Bingleyand this upsets Mrs. Bennet. ” Mr.
Bennet, how can you abuse your ownchildren in such a way? You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassionfor my nerves’ “. This phrase is from Mrs. Bennet talking to Mr. Bennet,and we can also say that this is quite typical and see the dramatizationis of her life. Mr.Bennet, responds to accusations in a way that causes Mrs. Bennet, ever moresuffering.
” You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for yournerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them withconsideration these twenty years at least’ “. Concerning Mr.
Bennet,we can say that he is a reticent of few words, though when helives with six women who enjoy have a discussion it is most assumedly an ordeal for one to speak his thoughts oropinions unless they are requested.Finally, it is very significant to refer that often times throughout thestory, Austin doesn’t even acknowledge which character is speaking. The dialogue is so specific to the characterthat Austin does not even need to end dialogue with verbal expressions E.G.
“….” as Darcy exclaimed. As I rederberfore, in Mr.Collins long and over-extended speeches, we get a sense of his monotonous yet pompous attitudewhich defines him in ways that only dialogue can portray. Characters such as Mr.Wickham sway their waywith characters like Elizabeth strictly based on his smooth and pleasanttongue.
The most important example ofdialogue in the book is how co-incidentally both Elizabeth and Darcy are themost vocal (at least best conversationalists) in terms of plot change and howtheir relationship grows throughout the story in a way that only dialogue couldhave portrayed it.