They introduce Catherine to life outside of Fullerton. In Bath, C... ... middle of paper ... ...en’s Northanger Abbey is the development of Catherine Morland. It is evident throughout the narrative that Catherine grows intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Catherine sets out into the world at seventeen and returns no more than five months later a changed woman. She enters Bath and Northanger Abbey an excellent reader of Gothic novels, which at times can cloud her perception of reality.
This is especially apparent in her friendship with Isabella Thorpe. She becomes immediately close to Isabella who is attractive, intelligent and socially confident, but who later emerges as the anti heroine of the novel. Isabelle appear... ... middle of paper ... ...e you must respect for her sincerity, her high principles, her generous trust of others, and her patience under trails that would be too great for much stronger heads...and in spite of her romantic folly she has so much good heart that it serves her in place of good sense” . It seems both these critics have missed the point about Catherine, her inadequacies as a heroine, such as they are, exists because Austen tries to do too much with her – “to establish her both s a gooselike parody of the sentimental gothic heroine, and to advance claims for her as a human being who would learn good sense and learn even to go beyond it” . Catherine is a true Austen heroine, not only because she learns to examine her own spirit, heart and mind so that she is able to mature beyond her flaws, but also because she inspires readers to develop truly heroic behaviour themselves.
Finally, her judgment... ... middle of paper ... ...ves; and her whole heart became, in time, as much devoted to her husband, as it had once been to Willoughby.” (203.III. XIV) Marianne is not a perfect character, but her emotions and spirit add a depth and realness that jumps off the page. Her ethical code of values allows her find balance and saves her from tragedy. It is Marianne’s conversion in Sense and Sensibility that holds the novel together and where the lesson lies. The romantic appeal of Marianne as a heroine is strong; readers must ascertain a balance of sense and sensibility along side Marianne.
Although the title suggested a story of opposites, Sense and Sensibility was about moderation, and how it was applied to two individuals to create sincere joy. The Dashwood sisters were alike in many ways: they were both pretty, young and looking for a suitor. Their differences, however, far exceed their similarities. Marianne, the younger sister at seventeen, was described as "sensible and clever; but eager in every thing; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation. She was generous, amiable, interesting; she was everything but prudent" [sic] (p. 4).
One cannot accomplish much without the help and opinions of people such as their friends, siblings, or parents. This person, or confidante, must be willing to listen to and provide helpful thoughts and feedback. In Pride and Prejudice, a novel by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet is a heroine who is in desperate need of a confidante. Jane Bennet, Elizabeth’s kind and honest sister, becomes that person Lizzy needs when she is feeling flustered. Jane perfectly fits the criteria of a confidante because she is optimistic and sanguine, in which she can provide Elizabeth a different, more positive, approach to her problems.
However, during the coarse of the novel we see different sides to the sisters’ personalities making the statement in the essay title only partly true, as some incidents, most obviously the ironic ending, reveal to us that some role-reversal can take place. Elinor, commonly known throughout the novel as Miss Dashwood, was created by Austen to contrast with the heroines in most novels of the time, who were over-emotional characters, fainting at the slightest hint of trouble. Austen makes her heroine a strong, understanding, and cool figure “… which qualified her, though only nineteen to be the counsellor of her mother”. Elinor takes over after her father dies so she has to be strong for the benefit of her mother and sisters. From this we can clearly s... ... middle of paper ... ...re is a complete turnaround in Marianne’s character.
The Escape of a Modern Housewife “She could only realize that she herself – her present self – was in some way different from the other self” (Chopin 67). The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a compelling story of a woman who is awakened from the miserable duties of a housewife and mother to a woman who falls in love and finds herself. This story is not to judge a woman for having an affair with her husband, but it is to make the reader fall in love with this woman named Edna and go with her on her journey of finding herself. Edna is an extraordinary character in The Awakening, and it makes the reader see the basis of independence, and also giving the reader his or her own journey and reflection of their own life throughout the novel. The reader becomes more independent and more eager to say what he or she wants in his or her own life by reading this.
The whole novel is about her and her sister Elinor, but I want to focus on Marianne. She is reasonably young, perhaps sixteen or seventeen, and she and her family go through many struggles. Jane Austen writes of them losing their home, an awful sister-in-law, and having to move out to the unfamiliar country. Since she is young, Marianne is obviously disappointed, but she makes the best of the situation. Marianne meets many new people in her new home, and two of these people are Colonel Brandon and Willoughby.
How can I learn to like her, even though she is pretty and, of course, clever?" The friendship looked questionable. But White reassures us by saying "she has a kind heart, and she was to prove loyal to the very end." The development of what seemed like an impossible relationship reveals and defines unconditional love. Charlotte's profound love for Wilbur ... ... middle of paper ... ... and contrasting Charlotte with the other characters in Charlotte's Web has shown that the degree of Charlotte's love is incomparable and irreplaceable.
Elinor portrays the “sense” of the title, and is different from her sister Marianne; she is practical, reserved and very thoughtful. She is able to control her feelings and see the more calm, practical way with her love interest, telling Marianne that she has feelings for Edward, “I do not attempt to deny that I think very highly of him, that I… greatly esteem him… I like him.” (Austen 35). Although she expressed this to Marianne she quickly brushes them off, “I by no means sure of ... ... middle of paper ... ...is but allowed her to flaws and make a change for the better. Dealing with heartbreak not only brought the two heroines together, but in fact helped them change one another. Elinor who always kept her feelings in learned to let it out and express them while Marianne who was too passionate and eager to find a man learned to calm down and wait for the right time.