• Emma Goes Hollywood Jane Austen
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    Emma Goes Hollywood Between 1970 and 1986, seven feature-length films or television miniseries, all British, were produced based on Jane Austen novels; in the years 1995 and 1996, however, sex additional adaptations appeared, half of them originating in Hollywood. The concerns at the center of Jane Austen s plots sex, romance, and money play a large part in the adaptability of Jane Austen s work into film. The details of developing love and the constraints of limited finances provide difficultie...
  • The Subtle Humor Of Pride And Prejudice
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    The Subtle Humor of Pride and Prejudice Of all the novels that Jane Austen has written, critics consider Pride and Prejudice to be the most comical. Humor can be found everywhere in the book; in it's character descriptions, imagery, but mostly in it's conversations between characters. Her novels were not only her way of entertaining people but it was also a way to express her opinions and views on what surrounded her and affected her. Her novels were like editorials. Austen uses a variety of com...
  • Pride And Prejudice Jane Austen Letter
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    Dawg English Wednesday, September 09, 1998 Author Essay: Jane Austen- Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen was one of the most remarkable authors to ever lead such an unremarkable life. In her entire life, she stayed within a 150-mile radius of her place of birth. She was never even published under her own name during her life, and when she died, she was not ever considered to be great. Why, then, is she one of the most ubiquitously read authors in all of history A look at her life and how her surrou...
  • Jane Austen Paper Page Social
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    This 5 page paper considers the limited roles of men and women in Jane Austen's society and assesses the social conventions, enforced by gossip, that keep women in line. This paper specifically explores the characterization of Elizabeth Bennett in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and argues that she is a representation of a modern woman in a nineteenth century world. 6 pages in length. Typical of Jane Austen's novels, the author strives to portray a more equitable relationship between the gende...
  • Pride And Perception Wickham Darcy Elizabeth
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    Pride and Perception Jane Austen's society values impressions, and considers them an important aspect of their culture. A first impression determines the entire perception of that person. In Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet learns a hard lesson by basing her perception of other characters completely on their first impressions. "The comedy is concerned with a heroine who must be educated out of a condition of self-deception brought on by the shutters of pride into a condition of perception w...
  • Mrs Bennet Elizabeth Austen Marriage
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    Throughout Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the conflict between reason and emotion is conveyed through the marriage of several different characters. In the marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, it is quite clear that the two have never experienced much love and is done mostly for financial benefit and out of infatuation. Similarly, the marriage between Charlotte and Mr. Collins is done out of convenience, but unlike Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, the two do not seem to mind the lack of passion in thei...
  • Jane Austen's Works Novels First Published
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    ... r novels, though she was aware of contemporary debates on the subject. Mansfield Park was one of only two of Jane Austen's novels to be revised by her after its first publication, when a second edition came out in 1816 (this second edition was a failure in terms of sales). Emma Emma, published in 1815, has been described as a 'mystery story without a murder'. The eponymous heroine is the charming (but perhaps too clever for her own good) Emma Woodhouse, who manages to deceive herself in a nu...
  • Evil Villains In Northanger Abbey
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    Evil Villains in Northanger Abbey In Jane Austen's, Northanger Abbey, John Thorpe and General Tilney are portrayed as unpleasant villains. Villains are defined as, "a wicked or evil person; a scoundrel" (The American Heritage Dictionary web). Austen description of both men as power-hungry, easily upset, and manipulative follows this definition. She introduces both characters in separate parts of the book, however simultaneously she delivers a stunning example of their identical villainous person...
  • Sense And Sensibility Jane Austen
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    Sense and Sensibility was the first novel written by Jane Austen and it reflects the views and ideas of a young girl of twenty-two. It includes autobiographical elements, as do other novels written by her. Jane Austen had only one sister, Cassandra, and the two were very attached. The connection that existed between Jane and Cassandra is to be found between Elinor and Marianne. The two women of the novel also resemble their real- life counterparts in their nature and attitude. Elinor possesses ...
  • Feminism In Jane Austen
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    Feminism in Jane Austen'I often wonder how you can find time for what you do, in addition to the care of the house; and how good Mrs. West could have written such books and collected so many hard works, with all her family cares, is still more a matter of astonishment! Composition seems to me impossible with a head full of joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb.' -- Jane Austen, letter of September 8 1816 to Cassandra'I will only add in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling ...
  • Pride And Prejudice Point Of View
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    Marry For Love The point of view of a novel usually decides which characters we sympathize with. In the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennett is the focal character, which causes the reader to feel closest to her. The reader can relate more easily to her feelings and actions, and given that all of Elizabeth's opinions on large issues are known and understood, the reader tends to side with her. By making the story from the point of view of Elizabeth, Austen is able to take a...
  • Pride And Prejudice Love Characters Austen
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    Pride and Prejudice, the novel by Jane Austen, and Sense and Sensibility, the movie based on the novel by Austen, share many striking similarities. These similarities lie in the characters, plots and subplots between these characters, the settings, and the overall style and themes used in creating the two works. Jane Austen uses extremely similar characters in almost the exact same situation in Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. The clearest examples of this are the parallels between...
  • Emma Jane Austen Miss Bates Character Analysis
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    In the novel Emma, the author, Jane Austen, uses many different techniques to characterize Miss Bates as a woman with no intellect, but a very kind heart. Miss Bates in a humorous character who is loved and loving. Austen's diction is one such technique used to characterize Miss Bates. Miss Bates is a "contented" old woman with certain "cheerfulness" to her nature. Miss Bates always has good intentions and is always a happy, joyful woman. Her good will towards others makes her such a popular wo...
  • Marriage The Perfect Ending To Pride And Prejudice
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    Marriage: The Perfect Ending to Pride and Prejudice An individual often finds himself in a conflict with the rules of society. Occasionally, rebelling is the path to happiness. However, usually, the real path to happiness is through compromise. This is the case in the early nineteenth century England setting of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Inthe novel, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is a lively, independent woman, whose family's financial situation and whose strong mindedness suggest that she may...
  • Mansfield Park Austen Jane Fanny
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    Mansfield Park This novel, originally published in 1814, is the first of Jane Austen's novels not to be a revised version of one of her pre-1800 writings. Mansfield Park has sometimes been considered atypical of Jane Austen, as being solemn and moralistic, especially when contrasted with the immediately preceding Pride and Prejudice and the immediately following Emma. Poor Fanny Price is brought up at Mansfield Park with her rich uncle and aunt, where only her cousin Edmund helps her with the di...
  • Dickens Austen Adds That His Patroness
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    Dickens/ Austen Prompt Jane Austen and Charles Dickens portray a marriage proposal in their novels which differ in rhetorical strategies. While Austen uses a more condescending and non-intimate proposal, Dickens has a more humble and romantic approach to the proposal. Austen's proposal begins with the phrase that reflects the selfishness and arrogance of his entire proposal: "My reasons." Throughout the proposal Austen lists the reasons why he should marry, rather than listing what he has to off...
  • Jane Austen House Family Home
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    Jane Austen was born Saturday December 16, 1775 in the Steventon rectory in North East Hampshire. She was the seventh child and second daughter of Reverend George Austen and Cassandra Leigh. Jane Austen's parents said that "They were pleased to have a second daughter. A present plaything for her sister C assy and a future companion" (Tomalin 4). Her father christened Jane Austen at home. She grew up in a manor house across the street from the Steventon Church. The house was not well built. It h...
  • Love And Marriage In Pride And Prejudice
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    Q. Discuss Jane Austen's presentation of love and marriage in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's nineteenth century novel, "Pride and Prejudice" focuses primarily on the theme of love and marriage in an English society. Austen lived in a time when a woman's reputation and future, both socially and economically was fully dependant upon finding a husband. In "Pride and Prejudice," Austen presents three contrasting instances of love and marriage situations, either challenging or endorsing each thro...
  • Pride And Prejudice Jane Austen
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    Throughout history, artists, especially writers and musicians, have sought to portray those things in society that they deemed intolerable. Sometimes it was an issue of social conscience, or a political issue that was being kept from the general public. Whatever the catalyst, Jane Austen's reason for writing the novel, Pride and Prejudice, may well have been to rail against the injustices that women were having to endure during her time. Her vehicle of choice was biting satire and carefully cons...
  • Austen Powers And Characters
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    Having a strong heart like Elinor and a latent sense similar to Marianne, Jane Austen displayed her characteristics through her characters. Elinor and Marianne were two main characters that Jane Austen used to display her true character. Elinor is very devoted to her family and tries to do everything she can to support them. Every now and then, when the family is in need of advice, they would all look to Elinor. Marianne was the younger daughter in the family of three sisters and she is always c...