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Language A: Language in cultural Context HL

written task- Juan David Duque

English A1 Language in Cultural Context (HL)

Written task 1- Creative essay


Letter
Juan David Duque
Code:
00681-0011
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Juan David Duque Ramirez


Colegio Internacional de Bogota
English HL
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Session 2016

Language A: Language in cultural Context HL


written task- Juan David Duque

Rationale:
This written task is about the book Pride and Prejudice, written by the author
Jane Austen. This is linked to the Part one of the course, it consists of a
letter written by Lydia directed to Elizabeth, in which the main topic is their
personal discussion about Mr. Wickhams attraction towards Elizabeth. This
task is exploring the context between the end of the 18 th century and he
begging of the 19th century, a time in which there were still monarchies and
in which the social and economic status were all that mattered for the
families in the middle and upper class in England. It also shows the
Victorian era with their manners and their moral values.
The nature of this task emerged from my personal opinion in which I
consider that it is important to show that someone from the Bennet family is
not okay with the main characters behavior, so that someone from the
familiar nucleus gets the position of judging Elizabeth Bennet.
Word count: 164

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written task- Juan David Duque

Written task #1
July 20th 1810

Dear Elizabeth,
As your sister, it is my duty to be honest
and express my heart feelings. I want you to
know how disappointed I am towards many
of your attitudes. I thought you were the
perfect example of how a woman should
manage her reputation, especially her
manners, but I think my expectative was
too high. In fact thinking about you as one
of the oldest sister in our family, I was
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hoping you were enough mature to


understand the crisis our family is suffering
and how the modest income from our
father, Mr. Bennet wants us to get married
with a good man with a good economical an
social status so we can have a great life in
the future, but it wont help if you keep Mr.
Wickham away from me.
You were teach to practice courtship to
accomplish the objective of marrying a
upper class man, you should have clear that
this is the only objective you have in life as
a human, for the first time stop being selfish
and be conscious that the fact of marrying

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someone like Darcy will make our family


more popular and will give us enough
reputation to start ascending in the social
class level.
Since I was a little girl I remember one of
your bigger defects, your pride. You were
always affected by you dignity and I think
you never learn how to forgive and be
honest with the people that are around you.
And that is what Mr. Darcy is paying, the
fact that you are always in doubt with the
love you are really feeling and the worst
thing is that you play with peoples heart
and you dont care. I will never forgive the

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fact that my husband George Wickham was


a victim of your charms, and it is hard to
say it but I know he loves you more than he
loves me.
Lizzy, just recall the good relationship we
used to have when we were little,
remember how we use to have fun playing
just the two of us when you were not being
so prideful and all the rest of the family
where fighting. This is all about loyalty, if we
both can get what we want about the status
this family needs, we will be happy with the
man we love and most important our
parents will be proud of the ladies they

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raised up. Well I know that me running


away from Pemberly with Mr. Wickham isnt
the best way of getting married and getting
to know a man from the army with someone
but eventually they will understand that he
is the right man for me, just like Mr. Darcy is
the one for you.
I just hope that we will get over this soon,
but I need you to put from your part and at
least apologize to me about this terrible
situation we are going through. Try to put
yourself in this situation I am going through,
just imagine that the man you love is not
fully interest in you. I know that together as

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sisters we can get over this. So please if you


marry Mr. Darcy, Mr. Wickham will
understand that you are having the life you
always wanted with someone wealthy by
your side.
Anyway Elizabeth, I am tired of people
talking behind your backs about your
reputation, you as one the oldest sister
know that the image of our family is one of
the most important thing for our family just
like for the society we live in. The upper
class from with Mr. Darcy belongs, is very
judgmental about this type of behaviors and
sincerely as your sister I do not want people

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judging you for an attitude that you can


change completely and turn things positive.
Also take in account that Mr. Darcy is
leaving the prejudice away to be with you, I
mean, he changed his bad attitudes just to
be with you, so I think that you should do
the same thing and try to behave with a
little more class, just like we were raised up.
I would like us to meet and talk this
personally, it is better so I can also listen to
your opinion about what I am saying, when I
arrive with Mr. Wickham we can have tea
and discuss about us and get along, I
expect the best attitude from you, and I also

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apologize if I got a little bit rude at the


beginning of this letter, just remember that
the family goes first so please I am just
asking you to respect my relationship with
Mr. Wickham and work our differences and
be the sisters we used to be when no man
got in between us.
Greetings,
Your sister, Lydia Bennet

Word count: 803

Bibliography
Primary Source:

Jane Austen (1949). Pride and prejudice. New York: Bantam Book.

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