Pride and Prejudice Textual Analysis
I chose Pride and Prejudice for my textual analysis. I processed the entire novel through Wordclouds.com and I fiddled with the formatting until I felt the appearance of the word cloud reflected its content. I chose a temple form as the shape because classical architecture was very popular at the time, and examples of buildings like these can be seen in screen adaptations of the book. I chose muted earth tones because much of the book is spent in the English countryside and I like the romantic, reserved feeling they invoke. For the typeface, I wanted something smooth and flowy but still easily readable. I think the quasi-cursive reflects the story’s fun personality.
Pride and Prejudice is about connections between people. Names and titles make up most of the largest words in the word cloud because the book is built on conversations. The rest of the featured words like “must”, “will”, “shall”, “one”, “think”, “great”, and “indeed” reflect Jane Austen’s tone as a writer. She is writing from and about a period whose syntax is easily distinguishable, and she does it beautifully.