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 genders. In Persuasion, the character of Anne represents Austen’s conduit amid women and the patriarchal society in which they have been compelled for centuries to exist. The writer discusses the manner in which Austen perpetuates the ongoing struggles with regard to gender oppression is of critical importance in relation to Anne’s character; indeed, hers is represented by the author as one who exemplifies the need for a favorable and fair approach to professional and domestic life. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 12 page report discusses Jane Austen’s novel “Mansfield Park” (1814). Jane Austen presents her late 18th and early 19th century world to readers of the 21st century with such clarity and distinction that it becomes impossible to not apply the universal truths of her time to the contemporary age. In “Mansfield Park” she presents the reader with a vision of stateliness, propriety, and the confines of good taste. “Mansfield Park” should also be thought of as Jane Austen’s venture into a darker, more somber story then she typically tells. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
5 pages in length. Jane Austen’s insightful glance into the inner workings of society, relationships and one’s own personal existence is what has endeared her to her many readers. Tackling all these social elements and more is “Sense and Sensibility,” her tale of money, manners and marriage, women’s role in society, the idea of romantic love versus love of a more practical sense, as well as the universality of good art and literature. One of philosopher Aristotle’s most pronounced contentions was that art holds a mirror up to life; with this in mind, the writer discusses how this statement applies to Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.”
This 14 page report discusses two classics of 19th century English literature and the importance that social status played in each of the stories. Both Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy clearly understand the essential nature of social status in the process of creating, developing, and maintaining a relationship with another person, as well as the opportunities available to an individual. In fact, it would seem that they both suggest that social status is a fundamental ingredient in the actual processes and meaning of life. However, because each author presents the ideas and ideals of social status in significantly different ways, this paper argues that Austen’s work, her characters, plots, and outcomes are actually the more dependent on it than Hardy’s.
An 8 page paper on Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ in which the writer discusses themes of love ; psycho-emotional development as they relate mostly to the Dashwood sisters. It is argued that Sense and Sensibility was much less aggressively feminist in comparison with Austen’s later novels.
This 10 page paper chronicles how the changing women’s roles in society is demonstrated in Jane Austen’s 1813 novel, Pride and Prejudice.
A 5 page paper on the theme of courtship and self-discovery in Jane Austen’s last novel. The paper points out that in Emma, the title character undergoes a period of self-examination, resulting in a reassessment of who she is and where she fits in the scheme of life. Only when this process is complete does she gain the one true love with whom she can share the rest of her life.