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Emma's Reality in the Novel Emma by Jane Austen
Emma: Lost in Reality Virginia Woolf once praised Jane Austen by saying, “Never did any novelist make more use of an impeccable sense of human values” (375). There is not a single novel written by Austen that does not concern human nature, though each contains its own specific theme. Northanger Abbey is primarily a coming-...
The Portrayal and Ideologies of Women in the 19th Century in Northanger Abbey, a Novel by Jane Austen
Jane Austin’s Northanger Abbey, allows us to see the portrayal and ideologies of women in the 19th century and pushes one to the idea that men are better than women thus exposing the male dominated society. Northanger Abbey as we know focuses on Catherine, a sheltered young girl who is given the opportunity to travel into n...
A Study of Happiness and Desire in Pride and Prejudice, a Novel by Jane Austen
Elizabeth’s Happiness and Mr. Darcy’s Desire in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, romantic desire swirls like a dancing lady’s petticoats, contained within socially-appropriate actions meant to simulate neutrality of expression to onlookers while simultaneously conveying intimate des...
The Relationships and Societal Positions in Emma, a Novel by Jane Austen
Jane Austen’s Emma functions through a series of constantly evolving relationships. In class, we’ve discussed the necessity of everyone playing their assigned role in society, that the structure of Emma’s world only works if everyone sticks to their script and performs their role. It’s interesting to dissect these elements...
Love and the Taboo of Interclass Marriages in Pride and Prejudice, a Novel by Jane Austen
The novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen is a famous piece of literature that addresses a social issue of the time period contemporary to the novel. The novel addresses marriage at the time: marriages based on love and the taboo of interclass marriages. Through Austen’s use of characterization, foreshadowing, and conf...
The Trials That Made Emma Grow Up and Mature in Emma, a Novel by Jane Austen
Trials of Emma Austen’s titular character Emma is introduced as one who in her twenty-one years of life has been spoiled, loved, and able to live a comfortable high-class lifestyle without much to “distress or vex her.” Given the descriptions Austen gives of Emma, Emma is expected to grow up and mature over the course of t...
Feminism and Education in Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Novels by Jane Austen
Jane Austen is a historically significant author who has produced discussion on social issues, as well as spurred the movement for change by bringing about awareness and openness about topics, such feminism and education using her writing as a platform. Though she is the author of six influential novels, as well as short st...
A Story of Undying Love in Persuasion, a Novel by Jane Austen
Original Conclusion of Persuasion Detracts from Depth In Persuasion, Jane Austen constructs the characters of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth to posses an undying love for each other that is only realized at the novel’s conclusion. In Austen’s original draft of the ending chapters, Wentworth and Anne are left alone toget...
The Life of Jane Austen a Classic English Writer
Jane Austen, born December 16, 1775, is a classic writer known throughout the world for her works. She was born and raised at Steventon Rectory in Hampshire. She was educated at home with her parents’ other live-in pupils. Austen had many siblings and they all influence her greatly. Through her brothers, serving in the mili...
Characters' First Impressions in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
First Impressions Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, since the characters in her novel often make judgments on their first impressions of people. These first impressions would then shape the characters’ reputations. Reputation was important to members of English society in th...