Also, Jane Austen grew up during a time where women were excluded from many things in society, she broke through as an influential writer who overcame the education barrier faced by young women her age and succeeded with a writing style that was all her own. Jane Austen's influence on literature is quite significant and would be altered today without her, because her writing encouraged other females to write, even if that meant using a male pen name, she wrote about real life in her period of time and made people feel like they were right there experiencing the stories with her, and her legacy also reaches into modern literature through the continuous influence of her themes and characters. To begin, Jane Austen was born in the English village of Steventon on December 16, 1775, to her educated father George Austen who was a clergyman and an aristocratic mother named Cassandra (Reisman 8). She was only the second daughter out of seven children. Jane Austen’s family had a vast love for writing and literature, all of which were extremely literate.
Catherine Morland's Coming of Age in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey Jane Austen's intelligence and sophisticated diction made her a revolutionary author, and her mastery surpasses most modern authors. By challenging conventional stereotypes in her novels, she gives the open-minded reader a new perspective through the message she conveys. Her first novel, Northanger Abbey, focuses on reading. However, she parallels typical novel reading with the reading of people. Catherine Morland's coming of age hinges on her ability to become a better reader of both novels and people.
An important lesson that Jane Austen reflects upon in her novel is; not to let your pride reflect on who you are and not to let your prejudices blind you. If Elizabeth and Darcy had done this in the beginning then there would have been no story. Thanks to the imagination and great writing skills of Jane Austen, this wonderful story was brought to us and filled us with love, compassion and hopefully made us think twice about how our actions effect others.
Jane Austen does a great job portraying different characters in this book as different kind of people in the world. She describes Elizabeth as an intelligent character who knows what she wants. However, Austen describes Darcy as an opposite of Elizabeth being prideful and judgmental. Throughout this book there are many references to the remarkable character of Elizabeth Bennet. Her character is not hard to analyze based on her actions and behavior.
Several critics deem Chopin as one of the leading feminists of her age because she was willing to publish stories that dealt with women becoming self-governing, who stood up for themselves and novels that explored the difficulties that they faced during the time. Chopin scrutinized sole problems and was not frightened to suggest that women desired something that they were not normally permitted to have: independence. Chopin’s decision to focus on and emphasize the imbalances between the sexes is heavily influenced by her upbringing, her feelings towards society, and the era she subsisted in. How Chopin was raised and educated not only inspired her but it also assisted her wi... ... middle of paper ... ...sed her emotions and thoughts on life during the period. Authors like Chopin helped people realize what was going on during the 1800s.
Marika Cabay British Literature Ms. Martina Diaz April 6, 2014 Sense and Sensibility By: Jane Austen Some novels written back then from authors have made huge impacts on authors today. The novel “Sense and Sensibility” is an astounding story that was able to enhance their readers point of view towards love, greed, and most importantly family. The novel presents the audience with extraordinary characters that created an experience of something similar to today’s society. Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Stevenson, England. Where her family was close and her parents were well respected community members.
Marriage was a very important domestic concern at that time and it has been treated with a great insight by Jane Austen in all her novels. The true moral life of Jane’s Austen society has its origin marriage. Jane Austen lived in a society where marriage occupied a very important place from the point of view of social and economic security for the woman in the family and society at large. It was the basis of domestic life in families, a family compromising of married couples be the parents , sons, daughter-in law or daughters and sons-in-laws. Marriage was a social concern of her time .
Austen presents the high-society of her time from an observational point of view, ironically describing human behaviour. She describes her views and adds her own comments to it in a very light and easy way. She never seems to be condescending or snubbing in her criticism but applies it in a playful manner. This playfulness and her witty, ironic comments on society are probably the main reasons that make this novel still so enjoyable for readers today. She was greatly inspired by woman writers of the Romantic Movement such as Fanny Burney, and even though this movement was reaching its height, the reader is kept unaware of this, much like the many events that occurred during Austen's life.
Jane Austen’s Nothanger Abbey is a unique work unlike many other early 19th century novels. It is clear the author was aware of her audience and it can be argued that Austen had, in a sense, created a new breed of character within a new breed of novel. Catherine Morland, through her coming of age tale, is a completely believable and realistic character, challenging the way readers typically related to the characters in their novels. Throughout her journey, Catherine experiences excitements, disappointments and even struggles that avid readers, such as her, can easily relate to. Jane Austen strategically employs the use of various narrative techniques throughout her work, which also allow the reader to grasp greater insight into the mind of their heroine; they begin to become familiar with Catherine and even develop a relationship with and an attachment for her.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning writes as one who is looking through a rain drenched window at a scene that is vaguely familiar but quite unclear. She is attempting to remove the distortion to see what the vista holds. Rather than direct analysis, Victorian authors often tried to offer a form of practical advice f... ... middle of paper ... ...ted forth..." but, "Isabella did not wish to be known". Not because she knew herself to be a fraud but because she was inexplicably complicated and the embodiment of contradiction - a truly modern woman. Both of these women were intuitive authors who had deep messages to convey through their works.