Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

In Pride and Prejudice?

didn't mr.collins seem a bit ridiculous?

what was the author, jane austen, "poking fun at" in that society?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    She didn't make Edmund ridiculous when he wanted to be a Clergyman.

    Anyway, yes, he was more than a bit ridiculous. But she was definitely using him as her main target to ridicule the upper society.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's been a long time since I read it, and I don't remember Mr. Collins. But Jane Austen was famous for poking fun at the clergymen in her stories. She either made them out to be pompous idiots, or happy go lucky idiots with no imaginations at all. I'm betting she didn't like clergymen.

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