Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Social Classes in Jane Austen’s Novel Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a very successful novel of Jane Austen. If we look at the characters background about social class, we can find the presence of characters from lower, middle and upper classes. Mr. Darcy is a rich man and his friend Mr. Bingley is also from a rich family. The Bennet sisters are from the middle class background and their friends and relatives belong to the same level. There are some servants from the lower class. It seems to me that Jane Austen has more soft corner for the Middle class people. Most of the rich people except Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley are stupid and arrogant. They have artificial life and artificial manner.
On the other hand, we have a smart girl in Elizabeth Bennet. Her sister Jane is also a good person with good quality.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Why there are not so Many Blogs on Literature?

I have been professionally blogging for the last three years and I have noticed that there are very few blogs on literature. It is a bit confusing to me because Blogging has given us the opportunity to write about our own literature of different countries. Until the emergence of Blogging, it was very difficult to publish anything Internet at free of cost but thanks to this new medium of Internet publishing; it is really a free and very easy to publish your writing.

What I feel is that literature is not a very popular topic in Internet and most people are not that much interested to read creative writing by unknown and new writers. Secondly, Even if you write about the literary heritage of the country the problem is that it will not bring you good amount of revenue from advertising programs like Adsense. So, taking a serious effort to set up and then maintain a blog on literature is very difficult and will not bring good return on time and investment.