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Feminism and Jane Austen's Emma

- In eighteenth century which feminist in social status was not popular by that time, author can only through literature to express her thought and discontented about society. Jane Austen’s Emma advocates a concept about the equality of men and women. Also satirizes women would depend on marriage in exchange to make a living or money in that era. By the effect of society bourgeois, Emma has little self-arrogant. She is a middle class that everyone could admire, “Young, pretty, rich and clever”, she has whatever she needs....   [tags: Jane Austen, Emma Essays]

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Theme of Transformation in Emma

- Emma also transforms into a proper woman through correcting her original neglect. Trollope states that “[i]n every passage of the book she is in fault for some folly, some vanity, some ignorance, or indeed for some meanness” (7)19. Because of her ignorance toward attitudes of her neighbors, Emma interferes through their lives in a way that makes them unhappy, for “she had often been negligent” (Austen 359)20. Mr. Knightley predicts the outcome of Emma’s plans in the beginning of the novel when he states that “[y]ou are more likely to have done harm to yourself, than good to them by interference” (Austen 8)21 and also that “[v]anity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief” (Aus...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Emma, Jane Austen]

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Emma, By Jane Austen

- ... success supposes endeavor.” (Austen 9). Mr. Knightley is saying that Emma has not put in hard work for her match making but this makes Emma prove him wrong. The reader starts to grasp the fact that Mr. Knightley will start to become Emma’s moral compass. Many people in Emma’s life think that Emma is doing wrong by meddling in people’s lives, so why does she keep doing it. Emma wants to see love and affection through the works of what she can do because since she caused it she feels some of the love partly....   [tags: Emma, Jane Austen, Love, Novel]

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The 2009 Miniseries Adaptation Of Jane Austen 's Emma

- ... Weston and Dr. Perry, rush to a house on the corner, Mr. Weston entreating Dr. Perry to hurry in to his fatally ill wife, as this happens, Emma is pulled along, away from the spectacle, by Miss Taylor. The narration then goes on to say that other children are not so lucky as Emma, and that “Frank Weston’s world was turned upside-down.” The film briefly shows his aunt coming to take him away from Highbury and little Frank starring out the back of a coach waving to his father as it drives away....   [tags: Emma, Jane Austen, Novel, Clueless]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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...   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]

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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]

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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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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...   [tags: Jane Austen Emma Essays Society]

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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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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 ]

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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. Each approach is characterised by particular assumptions and values and therefore places greater or lesser emphasis on the interactions that occur between both the author and the reader as we read....   [tags: Reading Literature Jane Austen Emma Essays]

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Analysis of Emma

- Literary Analysis of Emma Jane Austen's, Emma, is the story of a woman who thrives on meddling in the relationships of others, while neglecting the possibility that she may want one herself. This piece of work explores the role that class structure plays in society, friendships and marriages, as well as the self-transformation of the main character, from an arrogant rich girl to a competent woman. Through the exploration of these two themes, Austen creates a timeless piece of writing. Emma plays on both sides in relation to maintaining social structure....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Austen]

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Emma: The Character

- Emma Woodhouse, who begins the novel "handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition" (Austen 1), suffers from a dangerous propensity to play matchmaker, diving into other’s lives, for what she believes is their own good. Despite this, she is a sympathetic character. Her matchmaking leads only to near-disasters and her expressions of remorse following these mistakes are sincere and resolute. Jane Austen's Emma concerns the social milieu of a sympathetic, but flawed young woman whose self-delusion regarding her flaws is gradually erased through a series of comic and ironic events....   [tags: Literary 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...   [tags: Papers]

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The Workplace Issues That Prompt Emma

- ... He always had this one saying to his employees “you can either make money or go home”. All Dale actually cared about was making money so he can score big bonuses. Dale surely wanted to assemble to his employees selling patties is their number one priority if you want to continue working at Patty’s. Dale also loved to pick on Emma for the smallest odds and ends. Examples not smiling while working the drive thru, or not making specific drive thru times. Also there was one situation when Emma experienced sexual harassment and verbal abuse while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up....   [tags: Trade union, Employment, Bullying, Abuse]

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The Novel Emma by Amy Heckerling

- Clueless (1995) directed by Amy Heckerling recontextualises Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma into the context of modern day society, exploring the character transformations of their respective protagonists, Cher and Emma. Both texts are satirical, though insightful reflections of the societal constructs of their time periods, Regency England and postmodern America, through the examination of their major themes, gender and class. The contrasts in the changed contextual attitudes and values with respect to class structure and women’s freedoms in Clueless highlight the significant disparity between the current society and that of 19th century England, while the similar attitudes regarding a social...   [tags: class system, gender]

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Emma's Masculinity in Madame Bovary

- ... After Leon’s departure the narrator speaks of Emma’s method of coping with the loss and subconscious understanding of her place in society he mentions, She wanted to learn Italian; she bought dictionaries, a grammar, and a supply of white paper. She tried serious reading, history, and philosophy . . . But her reading fared like her piece of embroidery . . . She took it up, left it, passed on to other books (Flaubert 82). Emma compares her opportunities and position in society to those of Leon....   [tags: Gustave Flaubert's novel, character analysis]

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The Article And Speech By Emma Watson

- Feminism is becoming trendy yet again due to recent celebrity behind this action, such as Beyoncé and Emma Watson. More and more people are trying to erase the negative stigma, and recognize that, equal rights for women are important. After all, women make up half the world’s population. The newspaper article is written on the recent campaign HeForShe speech, spoken by Emma Watson, the harry potter alumni. The article and speech is centred on needing men’s involvement in the movement. Feminism is a prevalent global issue due to the universal gender inequality based on patriarchy and denouncing women as the inferior sex....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Feminism, Domestic violence]

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The New Colossus By Emma Lazarus

- ... It’s partially because of this that US lawmakers have recently made an even bigger attempt at enforcing immigration laws. The 1924 act was created to reduce the number of US immigration visas and allocated them on the foundation of national origin. In 1940 the alien registration act required all non-U.S citizens within the United States to register with the Government and obtain an Alien Registration Receipt Card, also known as a Green Card. The immigrants who had a green card were the legal immigrants or documented immigrants....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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The Novel Room By Emma Donoghue

- ... Jack narrates the story and his general knowledge is very strong and makes him sound much more sophisticated than a five year old. Also, Jack 's ability to read at such an early age strengthens his intellectual skills; when he is able to go to school he will do well because of his improved attention span and concentration abilities. Also, Jack has developed normal physical abilities like any five year old child. Before Ma was kidnapped she did track so she knew how to incorporate fitness into his daily schedule, "For Phys Ed we leave our socks off because bare feet are grippier....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Childhood, Normality]

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Visibly Muslim by Emma Tarlo

- In her textbook Visibly Muslim, Emma Tarlo outlines how Muslim clothing and fashion in the urban setting of Britain can affect the visibility of ethnicity. According to the 2001 census, there are over 1.6 million Muslims living in Britain. This population consists of individuals from many different backgrounds and descents, and all have their own distinct cultural dress and fashion. The most recognized and popular item among Muslim women is ‘hijab’, which has brought about much debate because of its conservative covering....   [tags: Muslin Clothing, Fashion, Urban Setting]

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Visibly Muslim by Emma Tarlo

- ... The media plays a massive role in the misrepresentation of Muslims throughout the world and many publications stimulate or assume stereotyping of muslims in societies (Aydin & Hammer 2009). When it comes to events such as 9/11, the London bombings of 2005 and the Danish cartoon controversy (Tarlo 2010) it can be seen that muslims are portrayed stereotypically in a violent way, creating conflict with being accepted into society. The cartoon controversy reasserted the association of Islam with violence and terrorism (Tarlo 2010) and this can have dramatic effects on the muslim population as a whole as it can create false judgement and feelings of injustice by being stereotyped as violent p...   [tags: british muslims, fashion, politics, faith]

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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]

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Room, by Emma Donoghue

- We have all heard the African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The response given by Emma Donoghue’s novel Room, simply states, “If you’ve got a village. But if you don’t, then maybe it just takes two people” (Donoghue 234). For Jack, Room is where he was born and has been raised for the past five years; it is his home and his world. Jack’s “Ma” on the other hand knows that Room is not a home, in fact, it is a prison. Since Ma’s kidnapping, seven years prior, she has survived in the shed of her capturer’s backyard....   [tags: Theme of Survival]

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Room, by Emma Donoghue

- Whilst in the library skimming through the books, one in particular caught my eyes, Room by Emma Donoghue. The book’s dark colours and large red lettering with a child in the background gave a feeling of evil, not unlike that of the horror movie Insidious, and suggested the book had a horror or supernatural theme to it. Audrey Niffenegger, famous of course for The Time Traveler’s Wife amongst other popular novels, praised Room, saying that it’s ‘a book to read in one sitting.’ This combined with Room being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 and Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller increased my expectations significantly, and cemented it as my choice for this assessment....   [tags: Reader Response]

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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]

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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]

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Emma Woodhouse

- Jane Austen, critically acclaimed English novelist, is known for her witty and elegantly structured satirical fiction. Born December 16, 1775, Jane Austen was the seventh of eight children, and was closest to older sister Claudia. "Her father was the parish rector in Steventon, and, though not wealthy, her family was well connected and well educated. Austen briefly attended boarding school in Reading but received the majority of her education at home. As a child, Austen was encouraged to write which allowed her to write her first novel Love and Friendship at the mere age of fourteen (“About Jane Austen”)....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Jane Austen's Emma

- In Jane Austen’s social class and coming of age novel, Emma, the relationships between irony, insight and education are based upon the premise of the character of Emma Woodhouse herself. The persona of Emma is portrayed through her ironic and naive tone as she is perceived as a character that seems to know everything, which brings out the comedic disparities of ironies within the narrative. Emma is seen as a little fish in a larger pond, a subject of manipulating people in order to reflect her own perceptions and judgments....   [tags: Character Development, Analysis]

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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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Analysis of Jane Austen´s Emma

- The theme of social status and society is prevalent in the novel of Emma, through the characters Emma, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Churchill, and their situations and perspectives on life. Austen describes Emma as, “handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her” makes her outlook disparate from characters such as Harriet (Austen, Emma 3)....   [tags: Relationship, Social Status]

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Societal Authority in Jane Austen's Emma

- However much we insist it is not true, our choices, actions, and thoughts are rarely uninfluenced by the conditions we are born into. Our culture and society play a huge role in the person we become, shaping our opinions and worldviews from birth. This truth is illustrated no better than in Jane Austen’s Emma. In Emma, Austen uses narrative style, characterization, and the plot device of word games to illustrate the ever-present power of hierarchical control. Emma's plot seemingly hovers around the superficial theme of strategic matchmaking....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Role of Games in Jane Austen's Emma

- Jane Austen’s novel, Emma, can be construed as a novel about games; the characters that love to play them and their pitfalls. The importance of games in Emma may not be as intelligible when first reading the novel, like games, their role may appear trivial. On the contrary, scenes in which the characters take part in various games and riddles are some of the more didactic scenes in the text. It is often the case that there is a game played by the characters, within the game or riddle presented in the scene....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Character Development]

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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]

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Emma Goldman 's Initial Support

- ... Reed defended the Bolsheviks by placing them on the same level as the soviets. He declared that it was “absurd” to be in support of the soviets and not support the Bolsheviks . And naturally, his anti-war stance made defending Brest-Litovsk an easy task. Peace was the will of the people . Throughout his work in 1918 and 1919, Reed fights against American intervention in Russia and supports a worldwide spread of the Russian revolution. In a memorandum to Colonel House, a key foreign policy advisor to Wilson, Reed attacks any move of intervention was as an alliance with the enemies of freedom....   [tags: Soviet Union, Russia, October Revolution]

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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]

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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]

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Misconception of Others in Jane Austen´s Emma

- Abraham Lincoln once said, “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing” (Good Reads). According to the President, people often mistake things for what they appear to be not for what they actually are, yet this quote also can be interpreted as to saying that people are too often judged by their reputation instead of their character. The misconception of others is a reoccurring theme in many works of literature as well as the themes of marriage and confinement of women, and society....   [tags: Prejudice, Reality, Relationships]

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The Connection Between Clueless and Emma

- The Connection Between Clueless and Emma A valuable connection can be made be made between Jane Austen's 'Emma' and Amy Heckerling's 'Clueless' although fashion, customs, society and language differ between the two. The connection is made through the plot, characters and inevitable human nature. The themes of vanity, rank, status and gossip link the two medias and create a valuable linkage in relating the 19th century life with the contemporary world. Fashion is constantly changing, season to season, year to year, decade to decade....   [tags: Papers]

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The Tragedy of Emma Bovary

- The Tragedy of Emma Bovary "I've never been so happy!" Emma squealed as she stood before the mirror. " Let's go out on the town. I want to see Chorus and the Guggenhiem and this Jack Nicholson character you are always talking about." Emma Bovary in Woody Allen's The Kugelmass Episode. As I sit here pondering the life of Emma Bovary I wonder what it must have really been like for her. She was young, younger than I am now when she died. She was curious and bright and probably would have been a great college student; passionate but with her head a little bit in the clouds....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Emma: An Analysis of Mrs. Elton

- Miss Augusta Hawkins, who becomes Mrs. Elton in Jane Austen's Emma, is an interesting character, in that she is unquestionably the most distinct persona in the novel. The fact that she is a new member in Highbury is not an issue for her because she wastes no time in trying to solve other people's personal problems and making their lives her business. In doing so, Jane Austen has created a character that the reader loves to hate. Augusta Hawkins is constructed so that the reader is torn between completely despising and loving her when she is in the scene due to the spiteful comments she makes and the social lives that she `improves'....   [tags: European Literature]

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- 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]

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Competition in Austen's novel Emma

- Literature Competitive Drive Competition burns inside of everyone. It is second nature to every living thing, whether it is an animal or a human being, there will always be the desire to compete. This is because everyone wants be victorious at the end of the day, whether it is the wild animal competing for food and survival or an athlete competing in the Super Bowl, victory is what everyone strives for. Competition between Emma and Harriet is evident in the Novel Emma by Jane Austen. Jane Austen uses competition for a reason; it is used in order for Emma to be able to see the truth within her....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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- 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]

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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]

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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]

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Flaubert as Emma in Madame Bovary

- Flaubert as Emma in Madame Bovary          During the Nineteenth Century, Europe experienced a literary movement known as Romanticism. This movement "valu[ed] emotion, intuition, and imagination" (Rosenbaum 1075). Gustave Flaubert, born in 1821, grew up during this innovative movement and became entranced by the romantics. Unfortunately, Romanticism was a "passing affair in France," and young Flaubert realized it consistently encouraged illusions it could not satisfy" (Bart 54). His later disgust for the movement would lead Flaubert to writing his greatest novels....   [tags: Madame Bovary Essays]

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Emma: Frank Churchill as a Villain

- George Knightley is very good at assessing the characters of other people and so the reader is inclined to trust his judgement on Frank Churchill. Throughout the novel Frank displays some faults which would make him appear to be the villain towards the end of the novel. His behaviour towards some people has been awful, particularly in the case of Jane who he had constantly teased and tormented when he said he was in love with her. Frank Churchill is seen to be in a way the prize of Highbury, though he has never visited before....   [tags: European Literature]

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Letters and Correspondence in Austen's Emma

- Letters and Correspondence in Austen's Emma Emma as the next step in the epistolary novel Jane Austen’s novel Emma was written at a time when the epistolary novel had just passed its peak (Cousineau, 32). Not only do letters and correspondence feature heavily in the novel, but according to April Alliston, “elements… characteristic of novels of women’s correspondence recur in Austen” (221). Some examples of these elements that Alliston provides are the existence of young marriageable heroines; deceased mothers, or threatening ones which, in Austen’s novels, have become merely negligent; and substitute mothers who pass advice on to the daughter (221)....   [tags: Jane Austen]

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Anna and Emma and the arts

- The arts, in many different forms, played a major role in the events and outcomes of both Emma’s and Anna’s life. The arts impacted major decisions in both of the characters lives. Whether it was an initial spark or a driving force, art played many roles. Even though they initially met at the train station, the met once again at a ball they both attend. While they were at the ball they fell into their routine of dancing and socializing. Vronsky sought out Anna when he saw her but when they finally came together for the first time, that would be the beginning of the end for Anna....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- 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]

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- 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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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]

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Biography of Jane Austen

- Jane Austen was born into the middle class on December 16, 1775. She was the seventh child and second daughter of Cassandra and George Austen. She grew up in an environment where her parents stressed the importance of learning and creative thinking. She did plenty of reading, and her family had a collection of novels. She took advantage of her family's collection, and eventually started to develop an interest in writing her own works. She wrote about things that interested her and reflected on the current events....   [tags: cassandra, emma]

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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]

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Emma by Jane Austen

- Emma by Jane Austen Question: How does Jane Austen present the themes of love and marriage in the novel Emma. Answer: Jane Austen's novels incorporate her observations on the manners of her time and class, and while they often relate courtship, love, and marriage, Austen herself never married. In the essay below I will be discussing how the author, Jane Austen, presents the themes of love and marriage in the novel Emma. The novel Emma is about a young woman who is interested in matchmaking....   [tags: Papers]

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Emma: A Character Study

- Nikki Giovanni once expressed that "mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts." Emma Woodhouse, the title character of Jane Austen's Emma, emotionally blossoms by learning from her mistakes. At age twenty-one, Emma has lived a life of very little vexation and because of her high status in society; she has been raised to think very highly of everything about herself including overestimating her cleverness. Emma creates many blind follies that along with damaging her friend's heart, leaves Emm2a vulnerable to new revelations about herself....   [tags: European 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 arrangem...   [tags: Papers]

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Lizzy or Emma - A Critique of Jane Austen's Heroines

- Living for only 42 years Jane Austen’s (1775- 1817) view of the world was genial and kindly. She had a clear sighted vision of the world where she amused herself with other’s foibles and self - deception, gave love to those who deserve to be loved and most certainly gave a light hearted satirical view of the society. Marilyn Butler in her book "Jane Austen" writes that, “Jane had the happiness of temper that never required to be commanded. Cassandra, who knew her best, received letters in which Jane sounded dissatisfied with her lot, impatient, angry or unhappy”....   [tags: character analysis, pride and prejudice]

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Analysis Of Emma Watson At The Un Heforshe Movement

- ... It is understood that dress code is a tricky subject. A big problem complicating the matter is the generation gap. “By what standards is it inappropriate. Maybe by those of an older generation, but they grew up in a different society. Standards change with time. At some point in history, short clothing was unheard of. But in this day and age, it is part of a societal norm” (Dress Code). There is a generational gap between administrators and students when it comes to fashion and socially acceptable attire....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Dress code, Woman]

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The Relationship Between Humor and Culture: Emma Jameson

- Similar to many other lively pleasures, humor can only be experienced if it resonates with a person. Without some kind of comprehension, there cannot be any type of reaction. Only once an outlandish statement, inappropriate remark, or unexpected situation, is remotely understood will a person be able to label it comical or sober. Since there are billions of people worldwide with their own languages including it’s respective idioms, euphemisms, the age old saying of “there is truth in every joke” applies to each culture individually....   [tags: english speakers, language]

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Emma By Jane Austen

- Emma By Jane Austen In this essay, I will select three chapters in the novel that helps us, understand what is happening in the novel, appreciate the characters more fully, appreciate the writers skill, learn about 19th century life and to understand the writers purpose. The three chapters that I will be using are chapter one, two and forty-two. There is a reasonable quantity of places mentioned in the novel, all the residents' houses help us appreciate their owners' wealth and their social status....   [tags: Papers]

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Emma by Jane Austen

- In Emma Jane Austen exposes the limitations of the role of women in her society. Examine Austen’s presentation of what is called in the novel, women’s usual occupations of eye, and hand, and mind. Emma – Role of Woman In Emma Jane Austen exposes the limitations of the role of women in her society. Examine Austen’s presentation of what is called in the novel, ‘women’s usual occupations of eye, and hand, and mind’. In Jane Austen’s society, the role of women was controlled by what was expected of them....   [tags: English Literature]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Point of View in the Life of Emma Grudger

- Point of View in the Life of Emma Grudger In any event, point of view can be the most crucial perspective for the understanding of meaning and importance in a particular situation. This can be demonstrated by reading the accounts of the life of Emma Gudger from two very different perspectives: that written by Emma, "So I Sung To Myself", and another written by James Agee, "The Gudger Family, 1936". In his portrayal of a poverty-stricken life in the south, James Agee focuses on one particular member of the Gudger family....   [tags: Papers]

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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 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 fa...   [tags: Biography]

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