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.
She enjoyed reading many books in her life that gave her an advantage in writing great novels. When Austen wrote the novel Sense and Sensibility, much of her characteristics ... ... middle of paper ... ...ions to ask what the scenery is like. She lets the reader imagine just as if they were in the story and show how beautiful the scenes are. (Watt 42) Furthermore, Austens uses her own writing techniques to achieve her goals to let her readers dream about her novels. “Exactly how this miracle is achieved is, of course, Miss Austen’s secret.
Jane Austen’s Influence on Literature “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” This was one of many austere comments made by Jane Austen in her book Mansfield Park. It was this radical way of writing that captured the attention of readers from all over, and made a lasting impression on scholars, critics, and readers for centuries. Austen tremendously impacted the world of literature by introducing a new style of writing, using new literary devices to describe her daily life, and continuing to remain current throughout the centuries. Jane Austen was one of the first writers to introduce an entirely new style of writing. Before Austen wrote her novels, the writing was unrealistic, dismissable and unrelatable.
Jane Austen was an exceptional English author of romantic fiction novels. However, it was not until after Jane’s lifetime that she was well acknowledged as a writer. Jane grew up with a large family whom she was very close to. She was inspired by her family greatly, and because of this wrote about situations relatable to everyday life. She was also a very innovative author; she helped to shape new ways of writing in her works.
Bronte was born in 1816 in Yorkshire England and studied at the Clergy Daughters' School. After leaving school she became ever more interested in writing and reading Byron, after whom she later fashioned Rochester. Joyce Carol Oates relays, “for Jane Eyre, whatever its kinship to eighteenth-century Gothic and however melodramatic certain of its episode […], is nonetheless a work of stubbornly idiosyncratic intelligence.” (7) With the publication of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte earned the respect of every generation that followed. Laura Kinsale, ... ... middle of paper ... ...le for historical fictions and furthered the love of the style for many writers and readers alike. The romantic period is over.
Catherine Morland's coming of age hinges on her ability to become a better reader of both novels and people. Austen first introduces Catherine as an unlikely heroine: "No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be [a] heroine" (13). This is the introductory line of Austen's first book, giving the reader the responsibility to realize this is a novel by stating Catherine's heroism. This is important for the reader to understand because Catherine, who loves to read fiction, considers herself to be a heroine in a gothic novel. Therefore, this sets the tone of the story as the reader recognizes the metaphorical gap between the ideal fictional heroine and the flawed Catherine Morland.
However, when Woolf was just six years old, her innocence was stolen from her by two of her half-brothers, sending her into a spiraling depression that she would not be able to get herself out of. Woolf had so many hardships in her adolescent years, that a single dark spot; such as, her being raped, got much worse when her half-sister passed. However, Woolf kept writing so she was able to find an out... ... middle of paper ... ...ll as the generations that have passed, Woolf is truly and ground breaking author in our society. Her teachings help make sure that women feel empowered in whatever field they chose to be in. Virginia Woolf had life that most could hardly bare and her life ended in a way that most could hardly handle.
At first his wife forgives James Wilson for the affair that he enjoyed with October Brown, but after a period of time, Pearl also had her share of the fall in their relationship. At this time, neither one of Irene’s parents would forgive the other nor make up with the other. This example again shows the use of foreshadowing by Clair by evolving the event over several chapters with different narrators. Irene, the narrator in several different stages of the divorce between her parents, speaks her feelings of disgust and always tries to keep her parents’ relationship together. Another side of the story comes from October Brown’s landlord, Mrs. Pemberton.
Reading aloud was considered a highly valuable professional and social skill.”(Kelly) Austen was encouraged to read and she began writing at an early age. “The juvenilia, written in her early and mid teens are already incisive and elegantly expressed; Love and Friendship was written when she was fourteen, “A History of England” at fifteen; at 16 a Collection of Letters; and sometime during these same years, Lesley Castle. (Oxford 51) Jane’s early start contributed to her later works, enabling her to write powerful and detailed stories. Her access to the books at Oxford allowed her to enjoy reading and her fathers support and education enabled her to read and write. Although Jane wrote numerous books, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility show love in Austen’s point of view.
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen is a renowned novelist whose works stand amongst the greats in literary history. “Austen employed wit, irony, and shrewd observation to advance the literary status of the women’s novel and to address the social and political concerns of the nineteenth- century men and women.”(cited) Of all her works one remains above the rest. Originally entitled First Impressions when Austen began writing in 1796, by the time it was published in 1813 the story would be renamed Pride and Prejudice. (cited) Two hundred years after the novel was originally published it still remains one of the most read and influential novels to date. A contributing factor to the novel’s success is people’s love of the plot.