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  • Jane Austen Pride And Prejudice Jane Austen
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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's 1813 Novel
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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...
  • Jane's Travel Experiences
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    Jane Austen lived from 1775 until 1817, a span of four decades that saw significant changes in English social, political, and economic life. At the time her birth, England was embroiled in a bitter struggle with its American colonies, the loss of which, several years later, proved to be a tremendous blow to English political and military prestige. Under the rule of George, England's political climate became increasingly unstable with constant struggles between the King and Whig politicians. Irel...
  • Jane Austens Novels
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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 t...
  • Character In A Jane Austen Novel
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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 By Jane 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...
  • Miss Bates As A Woman
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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 wom...
  • Mansfield Park This Novel
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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...
  • Mrs Bennet
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    In Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice, marriage is a very serious topic, it determines a woman's class, their happiness for future life or even if they will have a life at all. Marriage Forms alliances between families as land, income and title are extremely fruitful topics. "Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony" - Jane Austen, letter of March 13, 1816 In Jane Austen's time, when Pride and Prejudice was written, th...
  • Jane Austen At 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 ha...
  • Marriage Situations In Austen's Novel Contrast
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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...
  • Interest Of Mr Elliot
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    Marriage is a word well known by all, which means or represents the legal union between a woman and a man as the Larousse dictionary states, but what is unknown for everyone are the motives that lead to that union since they can go from love to interest and change from case to case. Since the motives for a marriage can also be influenced by the society where the marriage is going to take place, in the novel "Persuasion" Jane Austen, the author, exposes some of the different motives that lead to ...
  • Relationship Between Mr Collins And Charlotte
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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...

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