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The Flawed Character of Emma Woodhouse in Jane Austen's Emma - The Flawed Character of Emma Woodhouse      In Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen has created a wonderfully flawed heroine. Had Emma been perfect, her situation would have been of no interest to anyone; her flaws are what interest both reader and critic. Peter W. Graham is interested particularly with the first page of the novel where Emma is first introduced to the reader. He discusses how significant the beginning of the novel is to mapping out "Emma's personal development"(42). Walton A. Litz and Patricia Meyer Spacks are much more interested in what Emma's imagination shows about her development....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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Emma by Jane Austen - About the Author Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon, England. She was the seventh child of the rector of the parish at Steventon, and lived with her family until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. Her father, Reverend George Austen, was from Kent and attended the Tunbridge School before studying at Oxford and receiving a living as a rector at Steventon. Her mother, Cassandra Leigh Austen, was the daughter of a patrician family. Among her siblings she had but one sister, Cassandra, with whom she kept in close contact her entire life....   [tags: Emma Jane Austen] 2882 words
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Jane Austen's Emma - Jane Austen's Emma Jane Austen does indeed present a picture of a community who look to each other for entertainment as well as support, and are content with their limited outlook. The story never leaves the close surroundings of Highbury and there is no desire to do so. When the party goes to Box Hill, away from Highbury, there is tension and the trip is not enjoyed. It is interesting to note that the three characters that come into Highbury, are those which have the potential to ruin the tight community; Mrs Elton and her ‘vulgar…self-important, presuming, familiar… manner’, and the deception of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill’s secret engagement....   [tags: Jane Austen Emma Essays] 882 words
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Jane Austen's Emma - Jane Austen's Emma Beautiful dresses, passionate romances, elegant parties, a general state of leisure and happiness – these are only a few of the idealistic views of the nineteenth century. In her novel, Emma, Jane Austen paints a much more realistic picture of the ins and outs of high society in England of the 1800’s. Through the presumptions and pride of the characters of heroine, Emma Woodhouse, and secondary character, Mrs. Elton, Austen presents a stark critique of the social assumptions and diplomatic maneuvering so common of the society of her time, however, by the end of the novel, Austen’s critique is made clear by a subtle foil of these two characters – Emma having been the only one of the two to learn her lesson....   [tags: Jane Austen Emma Essays Society]
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Emma Bovary and the Covent School - Emma Bovary and the Covent School Emma Bovary; intelligent, spoiled, and utterly obsessed with material concerns, is ironically placed by her father into a convent school where she fails to learn the lesson that would be most useful in her life: how to seek fulfillment through her platonic side. The convent section is very important because it will set the stage for all of Emma’s material obsessions and spiritual failures throughout the story. The entirety of Madame Bovary is diffused with a sense of hopelessness; the world is uncaring, fate is cruel, and God, if he exists at all, is painfully unsympathetic....   [tags: Emma Bovary covent School Essays] 726 words
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Jane Austen's Emma - Jane Austen's Emma belongs to a period in English history known as the Regency (1811—1820). But as a literary figure writing at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Austen can be considered a descendant of the Age of Reason. It was a time of economic revolt, political unrest, and change. Marriage is a main theme in almost all of Jane Austen’s works and it is always shown in the woman’s point of view. Marriage, in that time, is not about love but social standards. Lack of choice is one of the factors why woman married in Jane Austen’s time....   [tags: Jane Austen Emma Novel Analysis ] 1045 words
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Jane Austen's Emma - Rebel or Conformist? - Emma - Rebel or Conformist.   Near the town of Highbury, a village located in the eighteenth century English countryside, sits the estate of Hartfield where Emma Woodhouse resides with her health conscious father who finds fault with all of life's necessities. When Emma's governess and close comrade, Miss Taylor, marries Mr. Weston, an affluent neighbor, and moves to his nearby estate, sociable Emma is forced to find herself a new companion. Harriet Smith, a naive teen who lives at Mrs. Goddard's boarding school, though of a lower class due to her illegitimacy, seems desperately in need of Emma's management and counsel....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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Views of Marriage in Jane Austen's Emma - Views of Marriage in Jane Austen's Emma The dominant theme that constantly runs through this novel is that of marriage. All of the important activities of the novel are focused around various attempts from Emma, to arrange them, prevent them, or hinder them; this idea is empathized in both chapter 1, where Emma replies in discussion to Miss Taylor's marriage "I made up my mind on the subject. I planned the match from that hour", and in chapter 7 when Emma is told by Harriet of Mr Martins proposal and uses clever manipulation over Harriet to influence her rejecting decision: "You think I ought to refuse him then?...Ought to refuse him....   [tags: Jane Austen Emma Essays] 941 words
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The Unique Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma - In Jane Austen's Emma the eponymous heroine is "handsome, clever, and rich" but she also suffers from arrogance and self-deception. With the good judgement of Mr Knightley, and her own self scrutiny, Emma experiences a movement of psyche, from arrogance and vanity through the humiliation of self knowledge to clarity of judgement and fulfilment in marriage. The tone of the novel and the episodes where Emma is self deceived progresses from the light comedy of Mr Elton's gallantry and the eventual mortification to the sombre depression of Emma's belief that she has ruined her own chances of happiness by bringing Mr Knightley and Harriet together....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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Importance of Social Status in Emma and Clueless - Importance of Social Status in Emma and Clueless Emma Woodhouse of the Jane Austen novel Emma, is part of the rich, upscale society of a well off village in nineteenth century England, while Cher Horowitz the main character of the movie version Clueless, lives in the upscale Beverly Hills of California. The Woodhouse family is very highly looked upon in Highbury, and Cher and her father are also viewed as the cultural elite. The abuse of power and wealth, arrogance, and a lack of acceptance all prove that the class status of these families plays a significant role in the shaping of both the novel and the video....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays] 846 words
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Essay About Love and Despair in Jane Austen's Emma - Emma - Love and Despair The story, Emma, by Jane Austen, is a riveting tale about a heroine who through her determined will to assist others, realizes and attains her own dreams and desires.  The story begins with 21 year old, Emma Woodhouse struggling with the loss of her governess of 16 years and a truly dear friend, Miss Taylor.  Miss Taylor recently wedded Mr. Weston and moved half a mile away from the Woodhouses’ residence at Hartfield.  Both Emma and her father are trying to cope with this drastic change and overcome their sense of despondency.  Emma feels as if she has lost her best friend and is extremely depressed about the predicament.   However, Emma’s distraught and lonesome manner quickly changes with the arrival of Harriet Smith.  Harriet, a young girl of unknown lineage, is a student at Mrs....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays] 838 words
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Essay on Social Position Reflected in Roxana and Emma - Social Position Reflected in Roxana and Emma    There were severe conflicts between the City party and the Country party in 18th century Britain. The Country party, mainly composed of gentry, was based on landed interest and the City party made money through trade and was based on moneyed interest. The Country party passed the Landed Property Qualification Act to maintain their power. However, this act merely encouraged more men of wealth to buy country estate, in many cases displacing old landed families who truly represented the ¡°landed interest.¡±[1][1] We can see this changing of power through these two works, Roxana and Emma....   [tags: Roxana and Emma Essays] 1197 words
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Essay on Mr.Woodhouse and Miss Bates in Jane Austen's Emma - The Characters of Mr.Woodhouse and Miss Bates in Emma    The immediate impression one gets of Miss Bates is that of a loquacious old biddy, one of Emma's more annoying personalities. But Miss Bates offers a refreshing contrast to the other characters in the novel, many of whom harbor hidden agendas and thinly veiled animosities toward perceived rivals. If "every major character in Emma [is] a snob", we might consider Miss Bates the anti-snob. Her very artlessness serves as a foil for those in the novel whom present contrived images of themselves or whom look down their noses at others....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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Genteel People and Honest Hearts in Jane Austen's Emma - Emma:  Genteel People and Honest Hearts             In Emma, Jane Austen gives us ‘only the surface of the lives of genteel people’?  Though not necessarily a commonly used term today, the meaning of ‘genteel people’ is easily assumed. Good birth and breeding are not necessarily the only ‘qualities’ of genteel people: simple generosity, courtesy and elegance can also apply, as well as marriage into the class. The majority of the characters in Emma to some extent expand this definition to provide exceptions to the rule or abuses of the title....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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Capturing Real Life in Jane Austen's Emma - Capturing Real Life in Emma   Jane Austen deliberately confined herself to the realistic portrayal of a segment of contemporary English life-upper middle-class society. The heroine, Emma Woodhouse, lives on her father's estate at Hartfield which is in effect an adjunct of the village of Highbury 'in spite of its separate lawns and shrubberies'. Mr. Weston's estate of Randals is in the parish of Highbury, and Mr. Knightley's Donwell Abbey is situated in the neighbouring parish, within comfortable walking distance....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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Gentlemanly Ideals in Emma and Reflections on the Revolution in France - Gentlemanly Ideals in Emma and Reflections on the Revolution in France The last two centuries have been full of drastic changes in the human condition. Today, we tend to overlook just how drastic those changes were. Britain during the late 18th Century provides an excellent example because both the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution were chipping away at the established social order. In Britain, the aristocracy had ruled in relative stability since the medieval period. There were power struggles but the ideology of privilege remained untouchable....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]
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Emma - The reader's response to Emma is often a mixture of sympathy and impatience. Select two episodes and discuss them in regards to this statement. Continually throughout Emma the reader feels a mixture of sympathy and impatience for its main character Emma Woodhouse. The novel illustrates her vast change in maturity, which occurs in one year. Due to Emma's personality and disposition she will always get herself into difficult circumstances, but it is the way she reacts to the circumstances that broadens and matures her character....   [tags: English Literature] 1660 words
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emma - Author Jane Austen Title Emma Publisher Everyman’s Library Cop. London. 1991 First published in 1816 Motto The book does not have a motto. I chose this book because I read Pride and Prejudice and I absolutely loved it. My mother told me Jane Austen wrote another book like it called ‘Emma’, and I decided to try it. I expected the story to be about the life of a young woman from the middle or rich upper-class living in England in the 19th century....   [tags: essays research papers] 1392 words
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Emma - Emma "EMMA" On the surface level, Emma appears to be a novel about the affections and one's struggle to find the perfect mate. However this may be this case, another theme jointly exists with the previously mentioned motif, which happens to be Emma's struggle with self-deception. Emma's life has been hitherto relatively constant and comfortable. With turn of events such as the recent marriage of her governess, she is left alone to deal with it. Although she is greatly distressed by the news, she instantly dismisses it as a simply fact of life....   [tags: Papers] 425 words
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Emma - Emma Austen, Jane. Emma. New York: Bantam Books, 1981. Emma takes place in Hartfield, which is a part of Highbury, England. Highbury was a large and populous village, but Hartfield was much quieter and secluded. The story is in a time where you only married people of your own social status. Therefore, the story probably takes place in the Eighteenth century but there is no direct reference to the time at which the story takes place. It was a romantic time where women were concerned with marrying their true loves, but only if they were of their same class....   [tags: essays research papers] 641 words
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Emma - Emma Deprestion Emma's life was greatly influenced by her reading. She lived in a world of fiction rather than in the real world. She wanted the things she read about to come alive in her own life. The idea of romantic nights, old castles, and moonlight meetings supplied a satisfaction in her that she couldn't find anywhere else. She needed constant excitement and change. If she never read these romantic novels, then she would not have been a dreamer and a sentimentalist. Her normal life of everyday living would have kept her content rather than intolerable....   [tags: essays papers] 828 words
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EMMA - The differences between Emma By Jane Austen and The History of Mary Prince By Mary Prince The differences between Emma by Jane Austen, a classical novel, and the autobiographical slave narrative, The History of Mary Prince are many and varied, but what stood out in my mind most prominently was the difference in character development. The novel delved very deeply into the life, character, breeding, make-up, and personality of it’s subjects, but the narrative, instead, developed Prince in breadth, not depth....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Approaches to Reading Text with Examples from Jane Austen's Emma - Approaches to Reading Text with Examples from Jane Austen's Emma This paper presents the two of the four main reading approaches to reading a text. In this paper, Jane Austen’s novel Emma will be used to demonstrate these approaches; providing a detailed description into both reading practice, including reader-centred and author-centred. As it is now widely acknowledged that no text is neutral, these practices are one way of conceptualising changes in the theories and practices of literary study that have occurred during the twentieth century....   [tags: Reading Literature Jane Austen Emma Essays]
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Analysis of Emma - ... By both trying to improve Harriet and dismissing the very thought of her marrying a farmer, Emma quite the hypocrite. She plays to the rules of social status when they will work in her favour, such as denouncing the farmers proposal to Harriet for fear that the marriage “would have thrown [Harriet] out of all good society” ( ) and undo all of Emma’s work. In the beginning of the novel, Emma is introduced as "hansom, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition". During the progression of the story, it is revealed that perhaps Emma gets "too much her own way" (3) and "think[s] a little too well of herself" (3)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Austen] 1019 words
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Emma: The Character - ... She likes to take the credit for her amazing matches; however, Harriet and Mr. Elton did not turn out too well. Earlier, she adored her matchmaking skills concerning her former governess and her new husband: "It is impossible that Emma should not miss such a companion," said Mr. Knightley. "But she knows how much the marriage is to Miss Taylor's advantage . . . Every friend of Miss Taylor must be glad to have her so happily married." "And you have forgotten one matter of joy to me," said Emma, "and a very considerable one--that I made the match myself" (Austen 5)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Emma Schrader - In the early morning hours, Emma Schrader sat up in bed. Her hands fumbled across the top of her nightstand feeling for the box of matches. She felt the familiar edges of the box; it was right where she left it. She retrieved a single matchstick and clumsily dragged the tip across the rough-hewn tabletop. A bright flame exploded into existence. Emma touched the match to the wick of the candle she kept on the table next to her bed. Emma took great care to capture her thoughts on paper during these few waking moments....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1421 words
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Emma Woodhouse - ... However, the main irony of the novel is that Emma’s preoccupation with playing matchmaker prevents her from realizing her love for Mr. Knightley. Only when she believes that Mr. Knightley and Harriet will marry, does she realize that she loves him. After trying so long to find a match for Harriet, she hopes that this match will not take place. Another example in which Austen uses a satirical tone to show flaws in society is through the portrayal of John Knightley marriage. Though John Knightley may be happily married, his marriage is nonetheless detrimental to him as an individual; having a wife who worships him and acquiesces to everything he says provides no check to his temper: "it was hardly possible that any natural defect in it should not be increased" (Austen 99)....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Emma in Jane Austen's Emma - Emma in Jane Austen's Emma For the greater part of the book, Emma is allowed a much greater level of social and moral freedom than any other character in the book. As the opening chapter has it, 'the real evils of Emma's situation were having rather too much her own way.' For Austen, the use of the word evil is not as a throwaway term, it is meant to give a very strong impression of how the heroine is trapped by her freedom into becoming arrogant and interfering. Emma indulges herself considerably, her response to learning of how disastrous her attempt at making a match between Harriet and Mr Elton is immediately to think of a match between Harriet and William Cox and although she 'stopped to blush at her own relapse.' Soon continued in the same vein....   [tags: Papers] 717 words
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Understanding Emma - Emma, who is extremely wealthy and very beautiful and the youngest of two daughters lived twenty one years without a trouble to bother her. She was the mistress of her house in Highbury because her mother died when Emma was very young. The governess of the Woodhouse home Miss Taylor was very close to all three girls but, very close to Emma. Miss Taylor finally decided to marry Mr. Weston, the owner of Randalls. During the wedding her father said that he is extremely upset that Mrs. Taylor married Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 2537 words
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A Review of Emma - A Review of Emma I’ve read Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and most recently Emma. All of them are wonderful, and I can never decide which one is my favorite book by Jane Austen. But definitely Emma is, to me, a very engaging one. I have no special feeling about this book at first glance. Because of Jane Austen, I choose it and take some patience to read. And finally, the patience is greatly rewarded. Emma is a timeless story which is both funny and compelling. The characters are all really well developed, especially Emma, a 21-year-old girl, who is portrayed as incredibly human....   [tags: essays research papers] 1616 words
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Emma and Clueless - It seems to be a reoccurring theme these days for movie writers to recycle old concepts and story lines. This is the exact case in the popular 1995 film Clueless written and directed by Amy Heckerling. This film seems to be all about the trials of the good life in Beverly Hills, but if one looks deeper it is actually a modern take on the classic novel Emma by Jane Austen. When closely examined one can see how the two main characters are exactly alike except they are matched to their own particular time periods....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 900 words
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Emma/Clueless - EMMA & CLUELESS Both Emma in Jane Austen's Emma and Cher in Amy Heckerling's Clueless portray symbolical manifestations and representational products of their social environment. Each of their social contexts are established by the composers' distinctions and parallels of values, ethics, settings and mediums used. In observing Jane Austen's Emma and Amy Heckerling's Clueless one if forced to observe the paralleled values in both texts. These values assist in confirming the social, historical and cultural contexts within both texts....   [tags: Character Book Comparison Jane Austen Heckerling] 1752 words
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Emma's Dilemma - Emma's Dilemma The Problem: Emma is playing with arrangements of the letters of her name. One arrangement is EMMA A different arrangement is MEAM Another arrangement is AEMM Experiment: ----------- For my investigation I have been asked to work out the number of different arrangements of the letters from the name Emma. ---------------------------------------------------------------- EMMA AMEM EMAM AMME --------- EAMM MEMA MMEA MMAE MAME MEAM MAEM AEMM I have found out that when the letter "E" is at the front of the name Emma, then there are three different combinations....   [tags: Papers] 688 words
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Emma's Dilemma - Emma's Dilemma I am investigating the number of different arrangements there will be in different types of names. Some names I will investigate on will have no identical letters such as LUCY. Some will have a pair of identical letters such as EMMA. Some names will have different quantities of letters such as AMMIE, JOE and ANNE. Firstly, I’ll produce a method which will help me figure out the different arrangements in the name EMMA and LUCY without using any formulas....   [tags: Papers] 1764 words
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Emma Goldman - Emma Goldman Emma Goldman was an anarchist, propagandist and most of all a feminist. She was born in Kovno, Lithuania. She moved with her family to St. Petersburg, Russia (1882), where she worked in a glove factory and absorbed the prevailing radical-revolutionary ideas. She emigrated to America (1885), worked in a Rochester, N.Y., garment factory, and was briefly married to a fellow worker. Angered by the execution of those connected with the Haymarket bombing in Chicago (1886), she began to identify with anarchists; she moved to New York City, became a disciple of Johann Most, and became intimately involved with the anarchist Alexander Berkman, whom she also assisted in planning his failed assassination of Henry Frick (1892)....   [tags: Biography] 353 words
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Emma's Dilemma - Emma's Dilemma I am going to investigate the number of different combinations of various groups of letters. LUCY is a 4 letter word with letters all different. This is the number of combination there can be for LUCY: LUCY CLUY There are 24 combinations for a 4 letter LUYC CLYU word that include letters that are all LCYU CYLU different. LCUY CYUL LYUC CULY LYCU CUYL ULCY YLUC ULYC YLCU UYLC YUCL UYCL YULC UCLY YCLU UCYL YCUL EMMA is a 4 letter word with 2 letters the same and 2 different....   [tags: Papers] 1309 words
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Q&A: Analyzing Emma - Emma as a character is at the same time very strong, but also she comes across as a bit of a know-it-all, and she acts as though she is superior to every other character in the novel. Emma allows status to interpret her feelings of people, and it affects how she treats them. It is quite obvious that Emma allows herself to mistreat people for her own purposes, whether it is for mere satisfaction, to prove a point, or perhaps it is just a subconscious task for her that is beyond her control until it is too late to be fixable....   [tags: Literary Characters]
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Emma's Dilemma - Emma's Dilemma In my investigation I will investigate the number of different combinations a word can be put in. For example the word… Tim. The letters in this word can be mixed up to show all the possible variations of combinations the letters can be put in. So a variation of the name Tim would be… Mit. E.g. TIM, ITM, MIT, TMI, ITM, MTI. …this shows all the possible combinations the letters can be put into. A total of 6 different combinations can be achieved. I will begin by investigating the name LUCY....   [tags: Papers] 1146 words
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Emma Sansom - Emma Sansom - Civil War Heroine During Col. A. D. Streight's cavalry raid across north Alabama (April 19-May 3, 1863), he was pursued by a Confederate force half the size of his Union company. Led by Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederates had several advantages. They were riding horses; the Union troops were riding mules (except for a small contingent of cavalry composed of north Alabama Unionists who were showing Streight the way). Horses were faster and quieter. Stories from the north Alabama hills tell that one could hear the braying of Streight's mules for miles....   [tags: American History] 1996 words
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Emma's Dilemma - Emma's Dilemma In my investigation I am going to investigate the number of different arrangements of letters in a word, e.g. Tim Is one arrangement Mit Is another First I am going to investigate how many different arrangements in the name LUCY, which has no letters the same. LUCY LUYC LYCU LYUC LCYU LCUY ULCY UCLY UYLC ULYC UCYL CYUL CYLU CULY CUYL CLUY CLYU YCUL YCLU YLUC YLCU YUCL YULC There are 4 different letters and there are 24 different arrangements....   [tags: Papers] 1386 words
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Emma's Dilemma - Emma's Dilemma In my investigation I am going to investigate the number of different arrangements of letters for names and words and try to find a formula that can be used to predict this. For example: TOM is one arrangement and OTM is another arrangement First, I am going to investigate the number of different arrangements of letters for the name LUCY (a 4-letter name, where all the letters are different). LUCY ULCY CLUY YLUC LUYC ULYC CLYU YLCU LCUY UCLY CULY YULC LCYU UCYL CUYL YUCL LYUC UYLC CYLU YCLU LYCU UYCL CYUL YCUL There are 4 different letters and 24 different arrangements....   [tags: Papers] 3469 words
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Emma Goldman: A Threat? - Emma Goldman: A Threat. The book Emma Goldman: American Individualist tells the true story of an anarchist’s struggles through, life, love, and standing up for what you believe in. Emma Goldman was born on June 27, 1869 in the city of Kovno located within the Russian Empire (currently known as Kaunas in Lithuania) into a Jewish family. Most men during this time wanted their wives to bear sons; Goldman’s father, Abraham Goldman, was no different. Goldman’s mother was very content with Goldman’s sisters, Helena and Lena, and didn’t want to have any more children....   [tags: Biography] 831 words
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Emma's Management of Harriet's Affairs in Jane Austen's Emma - Emma's Management of Harriet's Affairs in Jane Austen's Emma In this novel, Jane Austen uses the relationship between Emma and Harriet to highlight the important issues. She uses Emma's management of Harriet to do this. She creates contrast between Emma and Harriet, she portrays Emma as beautiful and intelligent though we can still see faults in her personality. The main fault is her desire to control people and matchmake them. This also raises issues, including the position of women and Emma's social status, marriage and comedy which is shown through irony, especially in the relationship between Emma and Harriet....   [tags: Papers] 589 words
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Societal Authority in Jane Austen's Emma - ... This is not, as it would seem, solely a result of his infantile constitution, but also an indicator of the importance of his role as societal patriarch. It is almost second nature for the people of Highbury to acquiesce to Mr. Woodhouse’s wishes because his pleasure is their main preoccupation (Grossman 4). This desire to please her father is so subliminal that it “both lends Emma the guise of self-determination and manifests the automation of Highbury society” (Grossman 4). Emma is able to simultaneously function independently and as a cog in the machinery of the society because societal authority, like that of Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Emma by Jane Austen - Emma is more unpleasant than appealing. Discuss with reference to the first 9 chapters Essay: ‘Emma’ The first line of the novel ‘Emma’, by Jane Austen, claims Emma to be ‘handsome, clever, and rich’, this sums up Emma’s character completely. It is important to list these first of all, for fear of the reader to immediately dislike her. Indeed, later on-on the first page, Emma’s faults are listed, claiming her to have too much of her own way and herself thinking very highly of herself. Emma’s stubbornness and vanity is mostly the centre of a majority of the novels conflicts, as throughout the novel, Emma attempts to develop emotionally....   [tags: English Literature] 1506 words
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Emma by Jane Austen - Emma by Jane Austen Setting Emma took place in small town called Highbury in 18th century England. During the time period set in the novel, there was a definite social rank, or hierarchy. Almost all of the scenes in the book take place in or around the estates of the characters. Their property mostly determined their social status. This setting has significance to the storyline, because of the social rank. Emma, who is constantly trying to play matchmaker, tries to convince her friend Harriet to marry someone of a higher class than her current love, a farmer....   [tags: essays research papers] 2037 words
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Jane Austen's Emma - Chantal Fauconier This essay shall explore Jane Austen’s novel, Emma. Jane Austen’s writings were greatly influenced by the society she came from. She grew up in the Victorian era whereby the status of women was very limited. Women could not vote, they received inferior education to their male counterparts and were limited to domestic occupations (Williams in Marshall & Williams 2002:5). This is the context in which Emma was written. Emma highlights the idea that women have only two good choices in society – to get married or become a governess (Parkinson in Cookson & Loughrey 1988:24)....   [tags: English Literature]
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Emma's Dilemma - Statistics Experiment - Emma's Dilemma - Statistics Experiment EMMA, EMAM, EAMM, AEMM, AMEM, AMME, MMEA, MMAE, MAEM, MEMA, MEAM, MAME. - There is 12 ways to arrange the word Emma. LUCY, LUYC, LYCU, LYUC, LCUY, LCYU, YUCL, YULC, YCLU, YCUL, YLUC, YLCU, CLYU, CLUY, CULY, CUYL, CYUL, CYLU, UCLY, UCYL, ULCY, ULYC, UYLC, UYCL- There is 24 ways to arrange the word Lucy. A, - 1 letter word, 1 Arrangement --------------------------------- TO, OT - 2 letter word, 0 same, 2 arrangements AA - 2 letter word, 2 same, 1 arrangements AMY, AYM, YMA, YAM, MAY, MYA - 3 letter word, 0 same, 6 arrangements AAB, ABA, BAA - 3 letter word, 2 same, 3 arrangements AAA - 3 letter word, 3 same, 1 arrangements KATE, KAET, KTEA, KTAE, KEAT, KETA, TEAK, TEKA, TAKE, TAEK, TKEA, TAKE, EAKT, EATK, ETKA, ETAK, EKTA, EKAT, AEKT, AETK, AKTE, AKET, ATEK, ATKE - 4 letter word, 0 same, 24 arrangements EMMA, EMAM, EAMM, AEMM, AMEM, AMME, MMEA, MMAE, MAEM, MEMA, MEAM, MAME- 4 letter word, 0 same, 12 arrangements AAAB, AABA, ABAA, BAAA - 4 letter word, 3 same, 4 arrangements AAAA - 4 letter word, 4 same, 1 arrangements KATIE, KATEI, KAEIT, KAETI, KAITE, KAIET, KTAIE, KTAEI, KTEIA, KTEAI, KTIAE, KTIAE, KIAET, KIATE, KIETA, KIEAT, KITEA, KITAE, KEITA, KEIAT, KEATI, KEAIT, KETIA, KETAI, AKTIE, AKTEI, AKEIT, AKETI, AKITE, AKIET, ATKIE, ATKEI, ATEIK, ATEKI, ATIKE, ATIKE, AIAKT, AIKTE, AIETK, AIEKT, AITEK, AITKE, AEITK, AEIKT, AEKTI, AEKIT, AETIK, AETKI, TAKIE, TAKEI, TAEIK, TAEKI, TAIKE, TAIEK, TKAIE, TKAEI, TKEIA, TKEAI, TKIAE, TKIAE, TIAEK, TIAKE, TIEKA, TIEAK, TIKEA, TIKAE, TEIKA, TEIAK, TEAKI, TEAIK, TEKIA, TEKAI, IATKE, IATKI, IAEKT, IAETK, IAKTE, IAKET, ITAKE, ITAEK, ITEKA, ITEAK, ITKAE, ITKAE, IKAET, IKATE, IKETA, IKEAT, IKTEA, IKTAE, IEKTA, IEKAT, IEATK, IEAKT, IETKA, IETAK, EATIK, EATKI, EAKIT, EAKTI, EAITK, EAIKT, ETAIK, ETAKI, ETKIA, ETKAI, ETIAK, ETIAK, EIAKT, EIATK, EIKTA, EIKAT, EITKA, EITAK, EKITA, EKIAT, EKATI, EKAIT, EKTIA, EKTAI, - 5 letter word, 0 same, 120 arrangements GEMMA, GEMAM, GEAMM, GAEMM, GAMEM, GAMME, GMMEA, GMMAE, GMAEM, GMEMA, GMEAM, GMAME, EMMAG, EMMGA, EMGAM, EMGMA, EMAGM, EMAMG, EAMMG, EAMGM, EAGMM, EGMMA, EGMAM, EGAMM, AMMEG, AMMGE, AMGEM, AMGME, AMEGM, AMEMG, AEMMG, AEMGM, AEGMM, AGMME, AGMEM, AGEMM, MMAEG, MMAGE, MMEGA, MMEAG, MMGAE, MMGEA, MAMGE, MAMEG, MAGEM, MAGME, MAEMG, MAEGM, MEAGM, MEAMG, MEMAG, MEMGA, MEGMA, MEGAM, MGAEM, MGAME, MGEAM, MGEMA, MGMAE, MGMEA - 5 letter word, 2 same, 60 arrangements AAABC, AAACB, AACBA, AACAB, AABCA, AABAC, ABAAC, ABACA, ABCAA, ACBAA, ACABA, ACAAB, BAAAC, BAACA, BACAA, BCAAA, CBAAA, CABAA, CAABA, CAAAB - 5 letter word, 3 same, 20 arrangements 0 same 2 same 3 same 4 same 5 same 6 same 7 same 8 same 9 same 10 same 1 letter 1 - - - - - - - - - 2 letters 2 1 - - - - - - - - 3 letters 6 3 1 - - - - - - - 4 letters 24 12 4 1 - - - - - - 5 letters 120 60 20 5 1 - - - - - 6 letters 720 360 120 30 6 1 - - - - 7 letters 5040 2520 840 210 42 7 1 - - - 8 letters 40320 20160 6720 1680 336 56 8 1 - - 9 letters 362880 181440 60480 15120 3024 504 72 9 1 - 10 letters 3628800 1814400 604800 151200 30240 5040 720 90 10 1 To find out the possible number of arrangements of a word Number of arrangements = χ....   [tags: Papers] 736 words
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Role of Jane Fairfax in Jane Austen's Emma - Jane Fairfax plays a significant role as a rival towards Emma in terms of intelligence and beauty in the novel Emma by Jane Austen. Jane Fairfax is born to Mrs. Bates youngest daughter and Lieut. Fairfax. Jane’s father Lieut. Fairfax died and Jane was left with a widow mother who also died when Jane was three years old. After the death of Jane’s parents, Jane was took care by Colonel Campbell who was a good friend to Mr. Fairfax where Mr. Campbell believed that Mr. Fairfax has saved his life (p.128)....   [tags: literary criticism, literary analysis] 1997 words
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Emma: the Turning Point at Box Hill - The Climb Up to Box Hill Emma, a novel by Jane Austen, is the story of a young woman, Emma, who is rich, stubborn, conniving, and occupies her time meddling into others' business. There are several recurring themes throughout the novel; the ideas of marriage, social class, women's confinement, and the power of imagination to blind the one from the truth, which all become delineated and reach a climax during the trip to Box Hill. The scene at Box Hill exposes many underlying emotions that have been built up throughout the novel, and sets the stage for the events that conclude it....   [tags: European Literature] 1324 words
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Emma Woodhouse and Clueless Cher by Jane Austin - Emma Woodhouse and Clueless Cher by Jane Austin Jane Austin's "Emma Woodhouse" and "Clueless" Cher, both portray the same six qualities as main characters of their respective works. These qualities are best seen as they interact with the characters around them. The first portrayal is self-control. This is portrayed in "Clueless" when Cher finally realizes Josh is the one for her and not the other guys she has gone out with (Clueless). In "Emma," Emma feels going after Frank will complete her and she ends up being successful (Emma)....   [tags: Papers] 424 words
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