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  • EMMA

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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

  • Emma

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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

  • Emma

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    young lady, Ms. Emma Woodhouse of Highbury, England. Her charming good looks and money may have protected her in 1815 from the dangers of marriage, but in 2014 her survival is little to none from her confused emotions of infatuation. As the modern world continues to splurge wages and the steady fall of the economies continue, money as a whole is beginning to exhaust its value. As a result, Emma, in 2014, would relinquish one of the values in which people admire her: wealth. After all, Emma herself mentioned

  • Emma

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    THE CRITICAL RESPONSE Emma both questions and upholds traditional roles of women held society in in the early 19th century. What message does the novel convey about the role of women in society during Jane Austen’s time? Jane Austen’s novel Emma follows the lives of the upper class and middle class of Surrey during the early 19th Century. The novel’s main character, Emma Woodhouse, is a clever, quick-witted young woman who passes her time by matchmaking her friends, and compulsively meddling in

  • Understanding Emma

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    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

  • Emma and Clueless

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    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. The issues that affected Emma in her day and the same issue that affect Cher in hers. Cher and Emma are both over confident in themselves, they misjudge others, and they experience the same types of problems in their romantic relationships. At the opening of Emma the narrator begins by explaining

  • A Review of Emma

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    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

  • Emma in Jane Austen's Emma

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    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

  • Emma: The Character

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    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

  • Emma Woodhouse

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    popular work, her novel, Emma is considered to be Austen’s most carefully crafted written (“Brooklyn Academic Cuny”) However, Austen herself acknowledged that Emma might present a problem for readers, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." (“Jane Austen’s Comedy in Emma). And much about Emma is indeed unlikable; she is snobbish, vain and manipulative yet she believes she is helping people. The novel, Emma is about a wealthy twenty-year old named Emma Woodhouse who lives