Pride and Prejudice

What are your thoughts on why Austen only focuses on specific social classes while leaving characters in lower classes under-developed?

It seems, as mentioned by many critics, that Jane Austen does not give any detail on the lives of people in lower social classes. They are a minor part of the novel, and seem to just go on with their daily routines without any development.

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That would be true, Austin's main characters are those of the upper classes, and outside of minor roles, the lower classes have no part in the story. She has no need to develop the characters further, thus, she doesn't.