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English Literature Exam Essays
- Essay length: 10804 words
- Submitted: 03/06/2005
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Each of the two passages below presents a judgment of a parent by a child. Compare and contrast the passages in terms of :
1) the kind and severity of the judgements and what they reveal about the social and personal beliefs of Elizabeth and Arkady
2) the narrative techniques of 'showing' and 'telling' employed in each passage and their effectiveness. ( 1500 words)
Pride and Prejudice satires early nineteenth century English social institutions. Elizabeth Bennet is Jane Austen's satirical tool as she explores class, feminism and love in the country estates of rural England. In Austen's society, women's social and economic circumstances are defined by their fathers and eventually their husbands. For the Bennet sisters marriage is more than a means of economic support, it is a source of upward mobility. Elizabeth's turning down two marriage proposals shows that she is an independent character. With her quick wit and loose tongue, Elizabeth rejects the patriarchal society defined by Chris Weedon and does away with the sexual mores of her time. Austen's other female characters embody Hannah More's view on how women should act; they serve as foils for Elizabeth's "very different mode
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