Characters Revealed: Pride and Prejudice

General objective of this lecture is to present on Characters Revealed: Pride and Prejudice. Many critics consider the novel a satire, which, in general terms, is a literary work that uses irony and humour to expose human or social faults. Thus, Lydia embodies vanity, Wickham dishonesty, Mr. Collins obsequiousness (servility), and Mrs. Bennet a multitude of follies. Austen does not tear down country life or folk; rather, she directs the reader’s gaze to some of the human imperfections that threaten the virtues of her culture.