Voltaire and Jane Austen have similar writing styles; they both seek to expose the composition of the human being in terms of character. They however accomplish this through two different approaches. Voltaire does this by giving the characters in Candide symbolic names which reflect who they are and what they believe in.

Their outcome in life, whether good or bad, is based on the names they bear. In Pride and Prejudice, Austen on the other hand uses two characteristics of human nature; pride and prejudice to show how man’s behavior and lifestyle is capable of changing due to the influences of the society

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