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22 Apr 2022

Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen (1817)

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

Northanger Abbey is one Jane Austen's books, which was first published in 1817, three years after Pride and Prejudice, her best-known novel, and also the year she died. Jane Austen might be one of the most popular writers of her time and is still world-renowned to...

28 Jul 2020

Pride and Prejudice, Volume II, Chapter 3 - Jane Austen (1813)

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

This fragment is located in the third chapter of the second volume of the book. This chapter is showing that Elizabeth Bennet has been rejected by Mr Collins, cousin of the Bennet sisters and the heir to their properties. Its principal function is to show us that this rejection has touched her...

27 Nov 2013

Jane Austen on historical issues

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Jane Austen has been accused in the literary world of neglecting to write on any important events or issues. However, there have lately been quite a few studies that argue otherwise. In fact, many would argue that Austen's genius stems from her style of addressing these...

20 Jul 2008

Circumstance in Jane Austen's early novels

Essay - 5 pages - Literature

Circumstance and money figure heavily in Jane Austen's first two novels—Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice—particularly in the way these social and financial considerations impact marriage. They can cause multiple problems, thwarting passionate romance, such as...

04 Aug 2021

In what way storytelling helped shape feminism in our current society?

Essay - 3 pages - Philosophy

I choose the notion of the Idea of Progress. To illustrate this notion, I decided to talk about the idea of progress in feminism. Before I start, I'd like to give a quick definition of the notion: the idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change. As a...

02 Jul 2013

Austen Literary Essay

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Jane Austen frequently uses the ironic narrator in her novels to give her stories more depth. Instead of having stories where the outcome is obvious to reader, Austen incorporates ironic narrators whose points of view get mixed into our own. But writing with an ironic...

13 Apr 2009

The geographical purpose in Austen's Emma

Thesis - 5 pages - Modern history

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other, ” so believes Emma Woodhouse. In this line, spoken to her father, the actions of the title character as chronicled throughout this book are given motive and context. Emma is a creative and imaginative girl, desperate...

05 Sep 2011

The Pride and Prejudice of Elizabeth: An Analysis of the Heroine in Pride and Prejudice

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

This paper gives an analysis of characters of the heroine in Pride and Prejudice-Elizabeth. Pride and Prejudice is generally considered as one of the Jane Austen's most popular works. After reading the novel, people will be attracted by Elizabeth's intelligence, wit and...

16 Aug 2022

Jane Eyre and the struggle to reconcile societal expectations

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

In the Victorian era, the essential aspect of a woman's life revolved around her family's domestic sphere and the home she came from. Women from the Middle class were raised to be innocent and pure, sexually undemanding and tender and obedient and submissive. They were presented in this manner to...

06 Apr 2023

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë (1847) ; The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (1985) ; Kissing the War Goodbye - Victor Jorgensen (1945) - How have British and American artists dealt with feminism in relationships through time?

Text commentary - 3 pages - Art history

We will study this through three documents. The first document is the novel "Jane Eyre", written by Charlotte Brontë and published in 1847 in London. It is a coming-of-age novel: indeed, we follow the story of Jane, a young orphan girl who lives with her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and her...

23 Nov 2021

Jane Eyre - Franco Zeffirelli (1996) - The issue of adaptation

Artwork commentary - 18 pages - Film studies

Zeffirelli had to combine several, sometimes contradictory constraints: he had to update the text, to maintain a specific filmic transcription of the novel, and to negotiate a delicate balance between recognising the influence of the source text and the need for a specific creativity in the...

31 Mar 2010

The recipe for a successful marriage

Thesis - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

In her novel Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen suggests what constitutes a good marriage by contrasting Charlotte Lucas and Lydia Bennet with the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. All three young women have similar economic predicaments, though they all maintain different attitudes...

13 Jul 2009

Comparison of Pride and Prejudice: The novel and the Bollywood adaptation

Thesis - 3 pages - Film studies

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”(Austen 2001: 3). This is the well-known first line of Pride and Prejudice, the acclaimed novel by Jane Austen published in 1813. This line...

14 Apr 2010

The untold gossip

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Jane Austen begins her novel, Pride and Prejudice, with one of the most famous lines in literary history, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” (1). These opening lines reveal the nature of...

10 Aug 2022

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë (1847) - How important is time in the work of Charlotte Brontë?

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

The novel was published in 1847 under the male pseudonym of Currer Bell. The historical context is the Victorian era, during which the British Empire was at its height with possessions all over the world. The literary context of the work coincides with the beginning of the Romantic movement, so...

03 May 2007

The Horseman on the roof

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The English author, Jane Austen, once said, “In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.” Throughout history, certain roles have been assigned to men and women based on what society deems acceptable. Since the...

17 May 2007

Book Report: Romantics, Rebels & Reactionaries by Marilyn Butler

Book review - 7 pages - Literature

Offering a precise and coherent definition of artistic movements has always been a tempting prospect for whoever seeks to make sense out of our historical and cultural background. One has to confess, that it is equally tempting to approach the Romantic period in an attempt to set fixed...

08 Apr 2009

Alienation in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Happy Together"

Thesis - 5 pages - Film studies

The turmoil surrounding the ending of a relationship is universal. For this reason t is well-covered territory in popular culture. Tales of heartbreak and reconciliation are a staple of the Hollywood film industry. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Happy Together (1997) both...

19 Jan 2015

Sociology - Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Jane Addams

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Sociology is terminology that was brought by a Philosopher from French by the name Augusta Comte (1798-1857). He is well recalled as father of sociology and he used the term first in his work “positive philosophy. Other proponent of sociology includes Karl Marx (1818-1883) who joined hands...

29 Sep 2010

Literary devices and style in pride and prejudice

Book review - 15 pages - Literature

Sound effects connect the 2 words in the title ?Pride and Prejudice? right from the start of the novelv(also used in Sense and Sensibility). This connection between Pride and Prejudice helps define the 2 main characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, and participates in the development of the...

11 May 2009

A critique of the Dystopian novel

Thesis - 17 pages - Literature

The Dystopian novel is a strange subspecies in literature. While it shares many aspects with the traditional science fiction novel, it is rarely categorized with science fiction. Whereas it might satirize the Utopian socialist fantasy of the perfect society, the satire is usually exchanged for...

02 Oct 2007

Toni Morrison's Struggle to Find an Identity

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

In Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Morrison rejects the theory that American literature reflects white male views. She argues that “Africanism”, a term she uses “for the denotative and connotative blackness that African peoples have come to signify”...

29 Jul 2009

Language and reality

Thesis - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

It is common cynical knowledge that in this world of spin, our perceptions of reality cannot possibly be divorced from the language it is presented in. But the question remains as to whether language creates or distorts reality. At the crux of the issue is really our definition of...

25 Jun 2021

Meeting the Other

Presentation - 2 pages - Philosophy

My presentation will deal with the theme meeting the other. In the major parts of literature's pieces, the characters are researched in a psychological way so that the readers recognize themselves into them and learn valuable lessons about life in general. The example of the novels...

29 Nov 2021

To what extent has women's empowerment evolved throughout the years?

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The word empowerment refers to the process of giving authority or power to someone. Empowerment allows repressed people or minorities to become stronger and independent and permits the claim of their rights. For one to be empowered, they must come from a position of disempowerment. What has...

24 Mar 2010

The relationship between Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

Through the course of the novel, Jane strives to define the concept of propriety for herself that is at odds with her natural “virulent passion.” Her impassioned outbursts are both a central struggle through her youth and an engaging facet of her more mature personality....

12 Apr 2010

Domination and submission in Jane Eyre: An essay on power play

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

In a manner of speaking, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre reinvents the concept of romance. One hardly expects a sordid tale of domination and submission from a sickly country girl, yet Bronte dabbled experimentally with the idea of feminism and power play in her hugely successful first...

10 May 2007

Jane Eyre's Preservation of Self

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is a novel that focuses heavily on the protagonist's sense of self-respect and her insistence on remaining true to her principles and standards despite all odds. One of the most fundamental aspects of Jane's character is her refusal to sacrifice her...

07 Jul 2008

Life and history of Jane Adams

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

Introduction Throughout the course of history, there have been numerous female leaders that have demonstrated their strength and courage to the world. While many of these leaders have been written about in the annals of history, some have left a timeless impression on society, such that their...

20 Jul 2011

Gynocriticism and 'Jane Eyre': The conflict of the female identity in language

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

When reading a novel like Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre', with both a female author and narrator, a series of implications arise by the structuring of a feminine language within the constructs of a patriarchal society, and thus, a masculine discourse; such an oppression innate to...