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    In Jane Austen’s book, Persuasion, she eludes on her audience that class within society is of the greatest importance to those in Britain. She uses examples such as Sir Walter Elliott and his favorite daughter Elizabeth and their economic problems or aspirations as evidence toward this. The story starts off with Elliott reading his family ancestry to show nobility and significance of class and goes all the way to not calling a specific person “Gentleman” because of their wealth by the end of…

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    Harrish Bhela AP English Lit 3/16/18 Pride and Prejudice is a romantic narrative written by Jane Austen which presents Netherfield, England time period differing from our era. Austen uses the romantic life of his two main characters Elizabeth Bennet and an aristocrat Fitzwilliam Darcy to bring out his ideas perfectly to the readers. The novel is much more than a straightforward romantic book as it is a real critical reflection of the societies today and addresses several other themes apart…

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    Having arguments with your mother isn’t a rare thing, nor is living far away from her. There are many pieces of literature in which mothers and daughters don’t have the best relationship. In Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s book Arranged Marriage there are two stories that stood out to me with this particular theme. In both “The Word Love” and “The Maid Servant’s Story” uneasy relationships between mother and daughter cause distance and pain for both. In the story “The Word Love” the narrator…

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    Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been cherished and revered by a consistently large audience for many decades. So how has a novel, published 205 years ago, continued to remain relatable and relevant in modern society? The universal themes of Pride and Prejudice on both the interpersonal and societal levels, such as love, marriage, and class, keep people constantly returning to the story, but in addition, it is Austen’s light, crisp, and direct telling of both characters and plot that yields…

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    In Jane Austen’s Emma, the social world dominates. Each character has their own biased preconceptions which determine how they assess each other. Meanwhile, the reader is encouraged to judge the characters for their missteps and misconceptions. Austen creates irony in the novel by first setting up the characters for criticism of their dogmatic perspectives, and then setting up the reader to realize her own biased analysis of the characters. Austen accomplishes this effect through both the plot…

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    Alice resembles an archetypal hero because her journey to Wonderland challenged her knowledge, changed her perception of the society through the events she experienced and the creatures she met, and indirectly sacrificed something for others’ well-being. Alice is a young English noble whose curiosity brought her to a queer place called Wonderland. Alice, coming from a middle-class family, is an educated and well-mannered young lady, and she is proud of this. She is very adventurous and liked to…

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    Jane Austen’s love life was worse than Oedipus Rex’s. However, that did not hold Austen back. Without a husband, she had more time to write novels. She wrote three novels by the age of twenty five (Spark Note Editors). Jane Austen is now one of the most well-known authors in this world. One of her more known novels is Persuasion. Persuasion is a romantic novel written in the 1800’s. It is about a young woman named Anne Elliot. She is the protagonist in the story of Persuasion. Anne Elliot is a…

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    The Austen family welcomed their seventh child and second daughter into the world on December 16, 1775. Born in Steventon, Hampshire, England, Jane Austen was raised by George and Cassandra Austen, respected members of community life. Her father lived as a “country clergyman, who had advanced himself through ambition and intelligence while her mother, Cassandra Leigh, was of much higher birth; one of her ancestors had been Lord Mayor of London under Queen Elizabeth I” (Telgen). She was the…

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    Jane Austen’s final novel, Persuasion, follows the story of Anne, the practical daughter of the vain and over spending Sir Walter Elliot. Anne’s social circle dramatically changes by the intrusion of Captain Frederick Wentworth, a man she was engaged to eight years prior. After being persuaded by her mentor Lady Russell that Wentworth was not of high enough status, Anne ended their engagement. Though the two eventually renew their love and are united once more, Austen makes a questionable “happy…

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    the growing process so they stick with what they know, which is their youth. • Beginnings of a cycle of women in a situation, each one determined to make their life work. With each generation seeing those before fail but they continue to believe. • Emma, being the oldest, is seen to have had a less then perfect life that her daughter Olive has witnessed so she makes the decision that she wants to have it differently but in fact is turning her own life…

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