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111: Jane Austen
Jane Austen's Conception of Human Nature as Perceived through the Novel, Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen's nineteenth century novel, Pride and Prejudice, demonstrates that human nature is innate and, for good or bad, can be cultivated and influenced by the society to which one subscribes. Austen further substantiates that ... is able to examine situations, affairs, and relationships intuitively and with remarkable perspicaciousness. For example, in Chapter four when Elizabeth expresses her discontent with the manners and the seeming character of the Bingley's sisters, Jane defends them but," Elizabeth listened in silence, but was not convinced; their behaviour at the assembly had not been calculated to please in general; and with more quickness of observation and less pliancy of ...
112: Jane Addams and The Hull House
Jane Addams and The Hull House Jane Addams was primarily the founder of the Hull House settlement home in the West Side slums of Chicago. She was a reformist and feminist that sought to better the country. Jane Addams was a woman who obtained a college education and wanted to dedicate her life to community service and social work in a way that would challenge her. Addams wanted to serve in a ...
113: Emma
Jane Austen's Emma is a novel of courtship. Like all of Austen's novels, it centers around the marriage plot: who will marry whom? For what reasons will they marry? Love, practicality, or necessity? At ... concern. Emma, without having met the young man, decides that he must certainly be a good suitor for her, since he is of appropriate age and breeding. Another character who occupies Emma's thoughts is Jane Fairfax, the granddaughter of Mrs. Bates, an impoverished widow whose husband was the former vicar, and the niece of Miss Bates, a chattering spinster who lives with her mother. Jane is equal to Emma in every respect (beauty, education, talents) except for status, and provokes some jealousy in Emma. Jane will soon visit her family in Highbury, for the wealthy family who brought her ...
114: Northanger Abbey: Reader's Response to Heroine
Catherine Morland, with all her enthusiasm and her mistakes, her modest tenderness and right feeling, is a most captivating picture of a very young girl. How Does Jane Austen Direct Her Readers' Response To Her Heroine Throughout Northanger Abbey? Written by James Durrant Marilyn Butler, in her introduction to the novel, suggests that; "Northanger Abbey, ... from its first paragraph ... moves to characterise the ... into becoming more ambitious. In this educative process Catherine the heroine shows the way." However, Catherine learns more in the course of the novel than simply realizing the naïveté of her reading habits. We see Jane Austen's 'anti-heroine' grow up , fall in love, and, through various strong betrayals of her unquestioning trust, learn to view human nature from a more realistic point of view. Throughout this maturing process Jane Austen's reader is invited to feel every emotion with Catherine, while maintaining a certain detachment which allows us to recognise Catherine's foibles and touching innocence. Many of the mistakes that Margaret Oliphant ...
115: Jane Addams
Critical Essay - Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull-House The argument Addams makes that "educational matters are more democratic in their political than in their social aspect" (197), I believe she is referring to the long struggle between ... months of constant change, many of the important measure were withdrawn. Although she did have an opportunity to debate these measures in a democratic way, they were dismissed because of (more or less) political reasons. Jane Addams' role for education in an effort to reform the city was to take the disruptive delinquents the public schools rejected and accept them unconditionally into the settlement. Give them the opportunity to learn domestic ... offered educational opportunities for anyone who wanted to attend with no political or economic restrictions. Hull-House also offered the opportunity for recreation, such as supervised sports matches, which hundreds of youths seemed to prefer. Jane Addams' makes an important statement that "The educational activities of a Settlement, as well as its philanthropic, civic, and social undertakings, are but differing manifestations of the attempt to socialize democracy, as is the ...
116: Jane Austen's Persuasion: An Analysis
Jane Austen's Persuasion: An Analysis Jane Austen's Persuasion depicts a young woman's struggles with love, friendship and family. Anne Elliot who is pretty, intelligent and amiable, had some years before been engaged to a young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth ... mature and independent heroine who frees herself from the authority of her genealogically obsessed father through her bond with other female characters, however imperfect, such as Lady Russell and the remarkable Mrs. Croft. In this, Jane Austen's last complete work, satire and ridicule take a milder form, and the tone is more grave and tender.
117: Girls Of Slender Means
Joanna s and Jane s lifestyles. The Girls of Slender Means by Murial Spark is a novel about the girls who lived in the May of Teck Club during the year of 1945. There are many characters involved, but the one s who caught my attention the most are Jane Wright and Joanna Childe. They represent different aspects of ideas, lifestyles and, also, have different perspectives on the World of Books. Joanna Childe was the daughter of a country rector. She was very intelligent, had ... light shiny hair, blue eyes and deep-pink cheeks. She never used a scrap of make-up because she didn t really care about her looks and she wasn t looking for a husband either. Jane Wright, on the other hand, was very fat and felt miserable about it. She tried to blame her work for her appetite. ...[she] was miserable about her fatness and spent much of her time ...
118: Satire and Jane Austen: A Winning Combination
Satire and Jane Austen: A Winning Combination While most literary works stem from an author’s desire to entertain his or her readers, other factors along with this also come into play even before the writer’s work is completed. In the case of Jane Austen, her main purpose besides writing to amuse critics and scholars was also to release her vexation and utter loss of patience with regards to the behavior of those around her. Pride and Prejudice, which ... definitely suffer from a superiority complex as well as gifts for making discourteous remarks about people ( Elizabeth Bennett in particular) behind their backs. “The sisters...thought no more of the matter and their difference towards Jane...restored Elizabeth to her original dislike” (Austen 24). As the novel progresses, the two begin “abusing her [Elizabeth] as soon as she was cut... Her manners were pronounced to be very bad indeed...she ...
119: Catcher In The Rye 2
... hated Stradlater and wouldn t come in if he was there. If Stradlater wasn t, Ackley would lie down on your bed and scratch opens his pimples and wipe the pus all over your pillow. Jane Gallagher Holden met Jane during vacation. Jane s Mother s Doberman would come into the garden off the Caulfields and relieve himself. Mrs. Caulfield phoned Jane s mom and made big stink out of it. That was a bad start but ...
120: Mayor Of Castrobridge
... admirable qualities, yet he is also a man of mistakes. For his daughter he tried to provide the bond that many father- daughter relationships have. Michael Henchard falls because he ran into fate and Elizabeth Jane rejected him. Henchard is man of admirable qualities. Under the influence of alcohol, Henchard made the biggest mistake of his life. But with the help of soberness, he demonstrates that he cares about his daughter and his wife. He is a persistent man, and he doesn't quit. When he tells Elizabeth Jane about the past, she turns away from him weeping. "Don't cry! Don't cry!…I am your father; why should you cry?…I'll do anything, if you will only look upon me as ... man, he also is a man of mistakes. His actions often come to violence and are emphasized when liquor is involved. He was also a very jealous man. Henchard felt threatened by Farfrae when Elizabeth Jane was involved. Henchard also never explained to Elizabeth Jane that she wasn't his daughter. He lived a life with deceit to his daughter. "Elizabeth Jane is not your Elizabeth Jane…" Although Henchard is ...

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