Austen’s use of irony in her novels offers important

Austen’s use of irony in her novels offers important insights to her characters about life. What would Anne Elliot in Persuasion share with Harriet in Emma and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice about women, class mobility, and marriage in lessons learned from her friendship with Mrs. Smith? Compare and contrast their experiences and lessons “learned.” Can any of those lessons be applied to the experiences of women today?