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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.
Filename: BWjanea.rtf

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