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  • 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 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

  • Analysis of Emma

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    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

  • Emma by Jane Austen

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    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

  • Jane Austen's Emma

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    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

  • Comparison Of Emma And Emma By Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen worried that she made, “a heroine whom no one but [her]self will much like” when in fact Emma became considered her masterpiece. While Jane Austen feared the worst for her novel, “she could hardly have been more mistaken. Not only is the novel usually seen as her masterpiece, but her heroine has won innumerable friends”. Sir Walter Scott wrote in 1816 that Jane Austen’s, “knowledge of the world, and the peculiar tact with which she presents characters that the reader cannot fail to recognize

  • Emma/Clueless

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    EMMA & CLUELESS Both Emma in Jane Austen's Emma and Cher in Amy Heckerling's Clueless portray symbolical manifestations and representational products of their social environment. Each of their social contexts are established by the composers' distinctions and parallels of values, ethics, settings and mediums used. In observing Jane Austen's Emma and Amy Heckerling's Clueless one if forced to observe the paralleled values in both texts. These values assist in confirming the social, historical

  • Character Analysis of Emma in Jane Austen's "Emma"

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    `Emma' was written by Jane Austen in 1816. In all her novels, she is primarily a moral writer, striving to establish criteria of sound judgement and right conduct in human life. In Emma she presents her lesson so astutely and so dramatically, with such a minimum of exposition, that she places extreme demands upon the reader's perceptiveness. Emma was her fourth novel. Lord David Cecil described it as `Jane Austen's profoundest comedy'. It has frequently been applauded for its `engaging, dear, delicious

  • Jane Austen's Emma

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    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

  • Compare Emma And Clueless

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    to a contemporary contextual environment to ensure it success to progressive audience. When contrasting Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ and Amy Heckerling’s written and directed ‘Clueless’, its clear that the motion picture has form an re-appropriation that utilizes Austen’s thoughts while effectively presenting Heckerling ‘s annotations of modern culture. The main characters, Cher and Emma are both upper class over-indulged snob who take a prodigy under their wing Harriet and Tai. Then experiencing a challenging