How to Write an Essay on “Pride and Prejudice” by Austen

How would you write an essay on the topic of “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen?

Choose just one of the following topics:

  • Discuss the function and importance of letters in “Pride and Prejudice.”
  • Do “Pride and Prejudice” reinforce or erode sexist stereotypes of women?
  • “Time and space are small in Pride and Prejudice.” Discuss the significance of critic Dorothy Van Ghent’s comment on the novel’s setting.

Introduce Pride and Prejudice and its author. Include a strong thesis statement on the topic. Forecast the main stages of your analysis. Make effective use of topic sentences to identify the main ideas of your analysis. Support your comments with evidence from the novel.