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    cultural issue or idea? Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: “The Edge of Reason" (2000) interrogate these assumptions and characterize as a particularly American myth the ideal of self-perfection. The novels recall in contrast the world of Jane Austen's fiction, in which self-perfection is treated ironically. –Kelly A. Marsh, Contextualizing Bridget Jones, West Chester University, 2004 After reading both Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austin and Bridget Jones’ Diary (1993) by Helen Fielding, I was able to find that the cultural issue of self-perfection was present in both novels. Though the two novels were…

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    Watson 1 Jane Eyre Literary Analysis Nautica Watson Ms.Lovin AP Literature 02/08/18 SOCIAL CLASS STATUS IN JANE EYRE Charlotte Bronte's novel by the name Jane Eyre is set in Victorian England, a place that social class played a huge factor in life as well as in society. Therefore, the novel plays a critical role in exploring the Victorian England strict hierarchy. Of importance, is that through Jane the main protagonist in the novel, Charlotte attempts to show that social class relationships…

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    A Comparison of Mr. Rochester’s and St. John Rivers’ relationships towards Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre provides two masculine characters who show an interest in taking Jane to wife. Edward Rochester and St. John Rivers are the two men in Jane Eyre’s life when it comes to courtship and marriage. Both are interesting and different in their approach. In the process of meeting and getting to know the both men, Jane goes through a mental process of getting to know herself and her…

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    Can a prideful and judgmental person cause a major effect upon their own self? It is considered natural among many people to be conceited or to have a critical point of view of someone without getting to know them better. These two characteristics can bring consequences which can make people avoid them based on their attitude, which can result in not finding their true friend or in this case love. In Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have very set ideas…

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    In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, woman of the gentry class are trapped in a society where appearance and status reign and the only possibility of achieving happiness is through marriage to a like-minded individual. The aspects of women’s lives were limited to gossiping, home-making, mingling and child-rearing. The only possibility for happiness lied in the prospect of marrying out of love and not out of obligation. The novel offers a spectrum of perspectives, both male and female, from…

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    Pride and Prejudice is a classic romance novel written by Jane Austen. It takes place in the 19 century in England. This time period was all about where families ranked socially and how well their children married. Marrying well was key to their social standing, because marriage was a way to gain wealth and also gain connections. However for Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy this is difficult, because while Mr. Darcy is quite rich, Elizabeth is not. Marriage is a pivotal move in a man’s life and it…

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    Elizabeth Bennet Marriage

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    Pride and Prejudice is a representative of the realistic novel. It undeniably plays a significant role in the history of British literature. The author, Jane Austen is one of the greatest women writers in the world. The novel shows vivid and complicated relationships between characters and reflect the importance of marriage for women in the early nineteenth century. Austen mainly depicts two disparate marriage attitudes between Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas. The story is set in a society…

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    It is important for a young woman, especially one of Lydia's uncertain future, to marry decently; in the Bennet household, marriage is held as the uttermost goal by the lady of the house, if not her husband. And Mr. Bennet, if he has any true qualms about Lydia's behavior, does nothing to stop it. When Elizabeth confronts him later in the novel about his cultivation of Lydia's alleged frivolity by allowing her to go to Brighton, Mr. Bennet brushes her concerns off by saying, "Lydia will never be…

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    In Charlotte Bronte's, Jane Eyre, her unexamined, culturally conditioned definitions of 'success' and 'happiness'; shape the narrative through their contradicting definitions. According to Bronte, women have the same capacity for success and Independence as men. However, her subconscious cultural belief that a women's success is to be married is a contradiction of her first definition of success. This results in a struggle between these two beliefs in Jane Eyre. Furthermore, the culture…

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    Jane Austen uses Elizabeth’s wit, aptitude, and humor to show the contrast between her and Women in the Regency era, It was important for Jane Austen to do this because the literary world had never seen something like this before. Austen writes Elizabeth as a character who is cunning and smart. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” She possesses beliefs that were not commonly seen…

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