As the timeless story of Pride and Prejudice was woven together, threads from the ongoing French Revolution are glimpsed.
The arrival of the regiment, which readers during that time had often experienced the pros and cons first hand, nods most directly to the conflict.
Yet there is another tangential thread influenced by the war that plays a stronger role in the story.
A disruption of the old and a illustration of the new, the feminist movement was just beginning to form and Jane Austin presents many unique propositions. The foremost of which is women marrying for more than just security, but one’s own happiness.