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  • Catherine's Growing Suspicions Of Isabella's Motives
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    The Female Bildungsroman Like other Jane Austen novels, such as Emma or Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey's primary trajectory is the development of the main female character. Even though Catherine Morland is not a typical female Bildungsroman, her realizations in who she is and who she is becoming are very evident throughout the novel. Webster's Dictionary defines the Bildungsroman as "a novel which traces the spiritual, moral, psychological, or social development and growth of the main cha...
  • Isabella And Catherine
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    "Wuthering Heights", written by Emily Bronte, is the story of two households, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, and the various attemps of the inhabitants of each house to unite these two manors. The female protagonists of the novel are mainly three: Catherine Earnshaw, her daughter Cathy, and Isabella Heathcliff. These three women are binded together, but are also very different from one another, as their lives begin from the same starting point, and slowly evolve towards different ways...
  • 1492 Ferdinand And Isabella
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    Timeline of Queen Isabella 1451-Isabella was born (April 22) to King John II of Castile and his second wife, Isabella of Portugal in Madrigal de las Alt as Torres, in Castile. 1452-Ferdinand was born (March 10) to King John II of Aragon and Juana Enriquez in Sos, Aragon. 1454-King John II of Castile died. 1454-Isabella's half-brother Henry IV became King. 1455-Isabella's brother Prince Enrique married Princess Juana. 1460-King Henry IV offered the hand of Isabella to Don Carlos, Prince of Viana....
  • Same Gothic Fiction As Catherine
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    ' Through close reference to the novel as a whole explain to what extent you think this is an accurate assessment of Catherine. 'Northanger Abbey' arose partially as a response to the popular novels of the time, principally it satirists the form and conventions of the Gothic genre, so sick is Austen of their absurd un realism, "pictures of perfection as you know make me sick and wicked". In Catherine, Austen takes a realistic character that the reader can identify with, using her failings to tea...
  • Bath And Catherine's Friendship With The Tilneys
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    Jane Austen was born in 1775 in a small village of Stevenson in Hampshire. She was the seventh of eight children and was educated mostly at home. She enjoyed the countryside which is reflected in many of her novels, including Northanger Abbey. Austen was one of the earliest British female novelists and became one of the most well known of her time. Her novels were, and are still, popular for their wit and satirical look at upper- class society in England. Her novels has a descriptive style, ofte...

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