In this conversation the poet uses colloquial language to bring the characters alive. For example ‘Lo, I have brought my gift’ where Maude Clare draws attention to herself. Rossetti shows Maude Clare’s personality through the use of imperative verbs, for example ‘Take my share of a fickle heart’ followed by ‘Take it or leave it as you will’. This shows that Maude Clare is strong and determined despite being rejected by Thomas. In Victorian society women were expected to be passive and honest, and competed for more wealthy and worthy men.
Austen recognises the individual’s social standing as a significant distinguishing factor affecting acceptance in society through the use of tone. To be of high social class, one must have not only wealth but respectability and the family that they are born into. Emma highlights this value when she is mentoring Harriet and forces her to reject Mr Martin as a suitable husband for the woman of higher class Harriet is to become. Austen ensures Emma’s direct language and firm tone have a heavy impact on Harriet. “Dear Harriet, I give myself joy of this.
In Pride and Prejudice, there have been two main candidates for perfect womanhood, Jane and Elizabeth, the two eldest Bennet girls. Many critics have seen in Jane the ideal of Regency womanhood – sweet and agreeable and most importantly, submissive. I do not think, however, that Jane Austen had any
Anne Elliot is an “unfortunate heroine” 1. “She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning” (p29). ‘Prudence’ is what increases her susceptibility to being persuaded to follow a course of actions “through argument or belief” 2. Persuasion has been described as having a Cinderella-like theme – a vulnerable young woman is harshly treated by her family, and is rescued by her hero through good fortune and magic 1. However, Anne Elliot is not a passive heroine, and her fortune and misfortune are not brought about by fate.
If Maupassant’s story “The Necklace” had been poorly written, it could easily have shown Mathilde quickly as only vain and superficial. But all writers must make us feel for their central characters if their stories are to be successful. Analyze Mathilde, her husband and any other secondary characters in the story and develop an argument that explains how Maupassant forces us to care about what happens to Mathilde. Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace" tells of a vain, narcissistic middle-class housewife who longed for the aristocratic lifestyle that she believed she deserved. In describing Mathilde's callous self-centeredness in preparing for the party to which she and her husband were invited, as well as her reaction to losing what she thought was an expensive necklace she borrowed, de Maupassant incorporates a tragic irony that makes this story a timeless classic.
I am going to compare and contrast Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' with Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'. The characters in each of these stories express very strong views about whether they plan to get married or not, and whether for love or for convenience. In both the play and the novel, women marry for money, security, and a higher status in life. Both the Novel and the Play were written in very different times, as 'Much ado about nothing' was written in 1598 and is set in Italy, whereas 'Pride and Prejudice' was written in 1817 England. As it is set in England, this is vital to the novel as it is based upon the attitudes of English society.
Pizan so obviously from the start of her writing, introduces how women should behave (from the perspective of a princess), so that her actions shall be beneficial to her and her husband. By talking about the finances, which is radical, Pizan degrades women in all other aspects. Degrading is used in the sense that she does not promote equality in any other way other than the financial aspect. These women could be considered early feminists if they looked for equality in other things as well not just a specific
Jane Austen Comparing both novels Women Both characters are strong, vivid, self-confident and, in some way, a rupture to the normal behavior on that time. They search their own path and destiny, disconnecting theirelves with the normal society's expectations. Love Love is the main theme in both novels. Not only love as a feeling, but love as a pursue of happiness and stability, this last being totally necessary, at the time, to girls with lack of fortune. In the case of Anne, her search for love serves to redeem her past mistakes and, finally, be with the one that she has chosen, not her relatives.
Misha Myles Ms. Broaddus English AP 12 December 2011 Miss-Judgment Judging others by only their outward appearance and background isn’t always an effective way to get to know or understand one’s nature. In the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen the character Elizabeth is influenced by one’s vanity and demeanor and is quick to judge their character. Which she later realize about her grave mistake when she understands that she has miss-judgment of both Mr. Wickham and Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth plays an important role in the novel; she is the most logical out of all of her sisters. Austen reveals Elizabeth’s character as an example about how she wanted to have her own self independence during that time period.
To explore the tension between love and money even further the main concern in the other two marriages in the novel revolve around money and fortune. Charlotte Lucas would die an “old maid” without fortune unless she married Mr Collins, and Lydia would be without a husband and reputation if Mr Wickham was not bribed with money to marry her. Austen highlights the importance money plays in a union of characters. Money and marriage are