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    She achieves “perfect happiness” only after she marries Mr. Knightley and discovers the one aspect of life previously unknown to her – a significant other. Indeed, Emma achieves “perfect happiness” despite of (and perhaps even because of) a thief’s decision to pilfer Highbury’s tasty chickens. Emma’s “perfect happiness,” defined here as a state of contentment that even major setbacks cannot interrupt, clearly arises from her decision to follow traditional ideas of Victorian morality and marry Mr. Knightley. Even if virtue leads to happiness in general, however, must perfect happiness arise from perfect virtue? Evidence suggests not. In fact, Austen probably argues that women with perfect virtue do not achieve perfect happiness, and that one must break some social standards to become…

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    behavior of characters of different social classes. Plot Summary: Do not cut/paste from a website, which is a form of plagiarism. Emma Woodhouse is a privileged, slightly conceited young woman who lives at Hartfield in Highbury, England, with her father. She has grown up with her governess Miss Taylor for 16 years, who gets married to Mr. Weston in the beginning of the novel. Emma also has an older sister, Isabella, who does not live at home and is married to Mr. John Knightley. With both…

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    This marriage was a surprise. Mainly because George Knightley in his late- thirties, had never seemed interested in marriage, and seem content to live a single life. As well as, Emma who had blatantly reproached marriage, and saw it as more of a burden than as a free matrimony. Even stating, “Fortune I do not want; employment I do not want; consequence I do not want. I believe few married women are half as much mistress of their husband’s house as I am of Hartfield…” Yet, the couple finds…

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    The novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen could not have been named better. This is because of the personalities that result in the actions of the two main characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. Elizabeth Bennett, or Lizzie, is one of the five Bennett daughters, but is nothing like her other sisters. She completely refutes society’s ideas about a woman’s purpose and marriage. This often leads to her having more pride than the average woman of the Regency Period. Elizabeth does…

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    “Social Criticism in Marriage” In the novel, e.g. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen used social criticism to portray how she felt about women and marriage. Austen used the two characters Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas to show two totally different perspectives on marriage in this work. Social criticism during that time was more pressed on women back then rather than now for several reasons. Some women can feel like Elizabeth who felt as though marriage should be based on love. Other women…

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    Everyone has heard the first sentence in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, “It is the truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” This phrase alone is capable of summating the entire plot of the foretold story, a task seemingly impossible given that the story is anything but simple. In Joe Wright’s rendition of “Pride and Prejudice,” were bear witness to one of the most delightful adaptations of a heartwarming classic. This…

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    ” Will believes that “the general shortening of sentences reflects, in part, a change in nature of Inaugural Addresses.” He refers to Teddy Roosevelt who called the presidency “a bully pulpit.” Later addresses have had an incentive to tell Americans how to behave with phrases such as “The only thing we have to fear…” and “Ask not…” A more popular phrase which was used by Kennedy and Nixon was “Let us…,” which according to Will means, “For Pete’s sake, pull up your socks and shape up.” The…

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    How to ruin a child In the article it’s told that “the theory that praise, self-esteem and accomplishment increase in tandem is false” (George F. Will). Which is why some children soccer teams stopped counting goals and shower trophies on everyone, or that they even in physical education classes’ students are jump roping without rope. He says children are jumping rope without ropes because of self-esteem obsession and the list goes on, such as opening lunchboxes to find handwritten notes…

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    I had to understand why Seurat used such a difficult technique for his work. I then came upon the theory that perhaps he wanted to produce a deeper sense of life in his paintings. All things in the world are composed of millions of cells, and these cells create objects, color, and everything that practically exists. I imagine that Seurat's motive was to utilize this scientific law in his work to give an atmosphere of life, texture, and movement in the scenes that he…

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    they were known. To the British the island seemed to be a perfect staging area for the ensuing attack on Brooklyn and Manhattan. As American forces secured their positions in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Loyalist and or Tories came across the Long Island Sound. In the meantime, any rebel sympathizers living on the island had to keep this to themselves or risk being harassed or detained by British troops. General George Washington knew that from a military perspective New York…

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