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Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” -- British Values and Morals and Stately Old Homes
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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.
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Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”: Anne
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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.
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Feminist Scholarship and the View of Women in Jane Austen's Society
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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.
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Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey" / ... As A Gothic Romance
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A 5 page paper examining Jane Austen's parody of the Gothic genre in this, her first novel. Through a comparison with a short passage from a story by Edgar allan poe, the paper shows how very accurate Austen's parody is. Bibliography lists three sources.
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How Benjamin Franklin and Jane Austen Define Virtue in "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" and "Pride and Prejudice"
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A 5 page paper which examines how Benjamin Franklin and Jane Austen define virtue in "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" and "Pride and Prejudice." Specifically considered is what Franklin and Austen believed makes someone a good person. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice' / British Social Hierarchy .. Then vs. Now
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A 5 page paper comparing the social class hierarchy presented in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with that of modern-day England. It argues that Britain has changed recently to a more democratic social model because the traditional one no longer reflected the common people's lives. Bibliography lists 5 sources including Austen's book.
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Jane Austen's "Sense And Sensibility"
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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." No additional sources cited.
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Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Ubervilles” and the Importance of Social Status
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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. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Social Conservatism in Jane Austen
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An eight page paper looking at three of Jane Austen's novels -- Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Persuasion -- in terms of their insights about the value of social conservatism in the early nineteenth century. The paper concludes that over the course of these three novels, Austen makes a tentative movement away from a rigid social conservatism toward the embrace of limited social change. Bibliography lists six sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Emma' / Characterization, Setting, Theme and Symbolism
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An 11 page paper on Austen's next-to-last novel. The writer argues that Jane Austen's distinctive techniques all work together to illustrate the heroine's moral nature at levels of which the heroine is not conscious. Bibliography lists three sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' Vindicated
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A 5 page paper on the lesser-known Jane Austen novel. The paper suggests that what has long been perceived as a very poor literary construction was actually done deliberately, both to make fun of the Gothic tradition popular in Austen's day, and to point out the differences between Gothic heroic relationships and the relationships of real men and women.
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Adam Smith & Jane Austen
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A 7 page paper that argues the comparison between the moral convictions related to social constructs presented by authors like Jane Austen with the sympathetic development of morality through emotion presented by Adam Smith. It is Smith's basic contention that man is inherently good, and that his moral development comes from his ability to perceive and diminish selfishness. This paper utilizes the text from Smith 'The Theory of Moral Sentiments' as a means for demonstrating his theory.
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Jane Austen's 'Sense & Sensibility'/ Critical Analysis Of Theme
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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. Bibliography lists 5 supporting sources.
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Jane Austen/ Sense & Sensibility
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A 5 page essay that discusses the two leading female protagonists in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, arguing that the sisters Dashwood, Elinor and Marianne, are quite different on the surface, but share similar characteristics just below the surface that come out as the novel progresses. No additional sources cited.
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Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice' / Conflicting Views on Marriage
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A 3 page essay on the contrasting views of Charlotte and Elizabeth on marriage in Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice.' Their characters and the way they react to things around them are used in this evaluation. No Bibliography.
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Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” and Alain de Botton’s “On Love” – Themes of Love and Imagination
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This 24 page report discusses the two novels “Sense and Sensibility” (1811) by Jane Austen and “On Love” (1993) by Alain de Botton and the ways in which they reflect the themes of imagination and love and compares them to the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (“Kubla Khan”) and Lord Byron (“She Walks in Beauty”). Love and imagination are always partners in a romantic setting. The thesis presented by the author of the report is that love cannot exist without imagination. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Sense & Sensibility'/ Character Of Lucy Steele
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A 7 page paper discussing the character of Lucy Steele in Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility.' Questions asked and discussed are who the character of Lucy Steele was, what her role was in the novel, and why is she so thoroughly disliked. Is Lucy Steele 'bad' or just incredibly and constantly irritating?! In what ways does the character of Lucy Steele provide a microcosm of the entire story? Bibliography lists four sources in addition to the novel itself.
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Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility' & Charles Dickens' 'Hard Times' / Social Reflections
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A 5 page paper contrasting Jane Austen's depiction of her society as illustrated in Sense and Sensibility with Charles Dickens' as depicted in Hard Times. The paper concludes that the Industrial Revolution, in substituting self-interest for tradition, also established corporate greed as an economic philosophy, much to the detriment of the poor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice' / The Use Of Irony
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This 5 page paper examines how Jane Austen used irony in the structure of her 1813 novel. No additional sources cited.
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A Discussion of Heroines in the Novels of Jane Austen and Morland
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5 pages on the heroines from the novels 'The Female Quixote: The Adventures of Arabella,' and Catherine Morland from 'Northanger Abbey.' (Jane Austen) The author discusses how both are obsessed with novels: Arabella with 'romance' novels and Catherine Morland with gothic novels. Both heroines have become immersed in these novels of their time. They have both been educated about life and culture through these novels. In an essay citing the two primary references, the author offers strong evidence of these points.
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Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice' / Women In 19th Century Society
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This 10 page paper chronicles how the changing women's roles in society is demonstrated in Jane Austen's 1813 novel, Pride and Prejudice.
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What Elizabeth Learns in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”
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A 6 page paper looking at four pivotal chapters in Jane Austen’s novel -- Chapters 34-37. The paper shows that in these chapters the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, learns valuable lessons about human nature, and emerges with a finer sense of discernment. No other sources.
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The Material Marriage: Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
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This 5 page paper explores the factors that determine a good marriage from the 19th century woman's point of view. '… but everybody should marry as soon as they can do it to advantage.' Bibliography uses Jane Austen's Mansfield Park as its only source.
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Jane Austen's 'Sense & Sensibility' vs. Mary Wollstonecraft / On Education
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A 7 page paper comparing the educational viewpoints of the late eighteenth-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft with those of Jane Austen as evidenced in Sense and Sensibility. The writer concludes that educational compatibility between spouses is not always paramount in achieving happiness. Bibliography lists two sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Emma' / Courtship & Self-Discovery
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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. No additional sources cited.
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Romantic Love in Austen, Smith, and Robinson
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A 20 page paper looking at the way three late eighteenth-century women writers -- Jane Austen, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Robinson -- portray romantic love. Specific works considered are Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility,” Smith’s Sonnets II, VIII, and XII, and Robinson’s “January 1795” and “Stanzas Written Between Dover and Calais, July 20, 1792.” Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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Socializing in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”
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A six page paper looking at the importance of parties and visiting in establishing and reinforcing social contracts in Jane Austen’s novel. The paper concludes that socializing is how Austen’s characters establish the parameters by which the contracts of life are forged, and how they move in and out of these parameters to get things done. No additional sources.
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Austen and Trollope/A Comparison
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A 5 page comparison between Jane Austen's Emma and in Anthony Trollope's Can You Forgive Her? The writer argues that each novel illustrates the expertise that Austen and Trollope possessed over their craft. In each case, the author's command of dialogue and exposition serve to expertly shape the reader's judgement of the characters and situations that these authors present. No additional sources cited.
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The Social and Domestic Visions of Bronte and Austen
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This 7 page paper considers the estates of Pemberley, from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and Ferndean Manor, from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and assesses the way these two estates embody social and domestic vision. In correlation, this paper also assesses the impacts of these estates in shaping the novels as a whole. No additional sources cited.
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Stephen Crane's 'Red Badge Of Courage' vs. Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice'
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A 7 page paper aruging that in these two novels, Austen and Crane create different visions of war, its rebellions and heroes. In both stories, like most humans, the heroes are the anti-heroes as well, because of the prejudicial recriminations surrounding their courageousness. The writer pays strict attention to these themes throughought, but the final sentence ends with the comment "--not unlike heroes throughout history and the stories of heroes we hear today." Bibliography cites 5 sources.
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'Jane Eyre' And 'Pride and Prejudice': Differing Perspectives On Love
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6 pages in length. The perspectives on love as represented in Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre' and Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' are grand and far-reaching. The writer discusses that to compare and contrast the way in which these two stories address the issues of love is to demonstrate the contrarieties between a spontaneous, smoldering romance and one that is born initially out of yearning and frustration. No additional sources cited.
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Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' / Male vs. Female Education
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A 4 page paper on the differences between the way men and women were educated in eighteenth century England. The paper also discusses the social ramifications of those differences as demonstrated by Austen's work. No sources except book.
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Jane Austen's "Pride And Prejudice": Chapter Review
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6 pages in length. The writer discusses Austen's book as it relates to analyze the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy, Charlotte and Elizabeth's views on marriage, what Elizabeth realizes about Wickham, Darcy and herself, and the fate of each character in the four marriages. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' / Redefined Marriage
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A 5 page argumentative essay arguing that Austen's 'marriage' relationship is related to equality between the sexes in both the domestic and professional circles of life. A secondary argument ties this to the change from aristocratic to middle class values. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Jane Austen's ‘‘Pride & Prejudice'' / Use of Chance as a Plot Device
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An 8 page analytical essay on Austen's use of chance to progress the plot and establish a basis for judging her characters' moral development. Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' / Levels of Instruction
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A 10 page paper on the differences between the way men and women were perceived as intellectual beings in eighteenth century England. The paper also contrasts Tilney's teasing condescension of Catherine with the respect with which Austen treats her readers.Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' / A Reflection of a Time
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A 5 page overview of Jane Austin's book 'Pride and Prejudice.' Emphasizes Austin's portrayal of women, social class, and their importance in marriage. No additional sources cited.
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Comparing Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” with the 1995 Movie
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This 5 page report discusses Jane Austen’s last novel “Persuasion” and the 1995 movie adaptation of the book. The characters of “Persuasion” (or any other Jane Austen novel) are almost always constantly talking. They chatter, they gossip, and speculate on every aspect of the world around them. It is in this fact that the “Persuasion” is the most radically different. Anne is not a talker and neither is the object of her affection, Captain Wentworth. Perhaps because of the multi-media experience of film, this is conveyed with far greater emphasis in the 1995 movie of “Persuasion” directed by Roger Mitchell. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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'Jane Eyre' & 'Sense and Sensibility'
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A 9 page comparative analysis of the main characters in these two novels. The writer posits that Austen and Bronte made use of characterization, dialogue and narration to show how Elinor, Marianne and Jane represent the intellectual and passionate properties of womanhood, with the further intent of reflecting control of passion rather than hysteria/madness. The writer proposes that in every instance, the characters' inward reflections are meant to support a revision of the female experience, not to support archetypes. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Snobbery & Class In Austen & Gaskell
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A 6 page paper examining these issues in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, dealing with the characters of Darcy and Thornton, respectively. The paper concludes that although class-consciousness became much more dependent on the possession of money after the Industrial Revolution, snobbery in both novels is a response to one's position being threatened. Bibliography lists four sources.
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Persuasion in Austen's 'Persuasion'
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A 5 page paper looking at the theme of persuasion in Jane Austen's last completed novel. The paper argues that throughout the course of the novel, the reader is being subtly persuaded that the customs of propriety in nineteenth-century England need to be reworked in order to give everyone a fairer shot at life. No additional sources.
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Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice' vs. Shakespeare's 'Othello'/ Mystery & Revelation
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A 6 page paper comparing William Shakespeare's Othello and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The basis for comparison is the authors' treatment of the theme of deception and revelation in these two works. The paper concludes that while the same motif -- misplaced trust -- is treated in both works, the difference lies in one author's view of the situation as comic and redeemable and the other as tragic and doomed. Bibliography lists two sources.
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Austen's Pride And Prejudice
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Relationships are funny: ergo; romantic comedies. Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice is a romantic comedy of the Victorian era which adds another dimension to the relationships within the story. This 5 page paper examines the process of romance and love between the characters, Elizabeth and Darcy. No additional sources are listed.
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Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”: Elizabeth’s Change of Heart Toward Darcy
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A 5 page paper looking at Jane Austen’s novel in terms of a pivotal scene in Chapter 43 (sometimes known as Volume 3, Chapter 1), where Elizabeth learns of Darcy’s generosity toward the servants and the poor. This paper analyzes Darcy’s motivation and Elizabeth’s change of heart. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Marriage and Maturation in Austen's 'Emma'
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A six page paper looking at Jane Austen's final novel in terms of the way it deals with the maturation of the heroine. The paper notes that while many readers have objected to the tutorial role of Emma's eventual husband, George Knightly, Emma really doesn't mature as a result of Knightly's advice; she matures as a result of her own experiences. No additional sources.
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Austen's Sense And Sensibility
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Jane Austen lived in a world where social accountability was extremely important, as was the romantic notion. This 5 page paper argues that Sense And Sensibilities goes beyond the title to be incorporated into the very essence of the characters and behavior of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood of Sussex. No additional sources are listed.
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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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