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Elizabeth Bennet’s Feminism in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”
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A five page paper looking at the way Jane Austen develops Elizabeth Bennet’s assertive character in this 1813 novel. The paper asserts that although Elizabeth’s sphere of activity is confined by the narrow scope of her life, she manages to assert herself in the midst of her confinement, and she refuses to passively buy into life choices that would limit her individuality. Bibliography lists two choices.
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Austen's Mansfield Park: Film And Fiction
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This 6 page paper compares and contrasts the novel with the movie of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. No additional sources are listed.
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Johnson's "Rasselas" & Austen's "Sense & Sensibility"
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An 8 page paper comparing Samuel Johnson's Rasselas and Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Conclusion drawn that themes of "living in reality" and "living within what is possible" and "finding ways of reconciling dreams and reality" thread through both books. Concentrates on Princess and servant in Rasselas and Marianne and Brandon in Sense and Sensibility.
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Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'
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This 8 page paper analyzes the work primarily in terms of how the author views love and marriage. Analysis of marriages contained in the book is used as a basis for discussion as is the author's life. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Price & Prejudice' vs. T. Hardy's 'The Son's Veto'
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An 8 page paper analyzing male-female relationships in each of these two stories as illustrated by the characters of Lizzy, Sophy, Darcy, and Randolph. The paper argues that the difference in tone are very much due to the differences between the authors' perception of gender and its effect on society. Two additional critical sources cited to support the writer's points.
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Austen's Emma/ Critical Opinion
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A 5 page research paper that examines Jane Austen's Emma and discusses how two critics, Arnold Kettle and E. N. Hayes, evaluated this book. In short, Kettle loved it; Hayes hated it. The writer examines why and offers an explanation for this disparity in opinion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Mansfield Park and The Rape of the Lock/A Comparison
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A 5 page essay that analyzes how these two works look at the social conduct of women. Alexander Pope's mock heroic epic, The Rape of the Lock, and Jane Austen's novel of English society, Mansfield Park, were written roughly a century apart, Pope in the early eighteenth and Austen's work in the early nineteenth centuries. However, there are similarities in both of these works relative to the social role and conduct of women in English society. No additional sources cited.
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The Enlightenment and Romanticism
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A 10 page paper looking at the historical background of each of these philosophical/literary movements, with a discussion of specific authors in each period. Authors and works discussed include Oliver Goldsmith's 'She Stoops to Conquer,' Richard Sheridan's 'The School for Scandal', David Hume's 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion', Voltaire's 'Letters Concerning the English Nation,' Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice,' Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights,' Goethe's 'Faust', and Rousseau's 'Discourse on Social Inequality' and 'Social Contract.' Bibliography lists seven sources.
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Comparison of Two Heroines of Nineteenth Century Literature
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7 pages in length. Compares Jane Austen's heroine of Persuasion with Charlotte Bronte's heroine of Villette. Discusses their roles as sensitive women and compares that role to society today. Two sources.
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Christianity in Literature – Examples of “Saint Maybe” and “Pride & Prejudice”
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This 5 page report discusses Christianity in literature using Anne Tyler’s “Saint Maybe” and Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” Literature holds up a mirror that allows individuals to respond to themselves and their own reactions to life events. No secondary sources.
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