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The Fools and the Nerds in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

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In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we can see both examples of foolish and nerdy characters who have taken their predominant personality traits to an excessive point. This excessiveness – in social frivolity, on one hand, and in book learning, on the other – is not only foolish but also a recipe for social outcasts. Pride and Prejudice explores the consequences of excessive behavior on both the foolish and the nerdy characters.

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