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They showed through their characters what women of that time could accomplish if they refused to believe that their femininity was a barrier. According to Eliot marriage meant being "absorbed into the life of another, and only [being] known in a certain circle as a wife and a mother" (George Eliot) whereas Austen almost unquestioningly accepted it. Eliots writings were not about a polite society, but by writing about abusive relationships, went beyond it. (Melanie Shelton). These two authors do not belong to the "silly lady novelists" (Eliot) category, which George Eliot has referred to in one of her writings. Austen portrays the daily lives of her characters that are mainly upper-middle-class men in England of early nineteenth century. She focuses on themes that never die, such as marriage, social pressure, and the generation gap (N. Zeynep Yelce)
Anne Elliot, the heroine in Persuasion, suffers the consequences of a decision she had to take years ago to severe relations with a man she loved. Her family had forced this decision upon her. The thoughts of Lady Russell in this context "Anne Elliot, with all her claims of birth, beauty and mind, to throw herself away at nineteen; involve herself at nineteen with a young man, who had nothing but himself to recommend him, and no hopes of attaining affluence, but in the chances of a most uncertain profession, and no connexions, to secure even his farther rise in that profession; would be indeed a throwing away which she grieved to think of." (Austen Jane) aptly describes the kind of advice Anne got from her family. Austen while putting forth the causes and consequences of this action gives an incisive account of the narrow-mindedness of the British class system. Silas Marner portrays a realistic portrait of life in a traditional English village of the 19th century where kindness and cooperation take precedence over petty differences. It centres on Silas Marner, a weaver living in the
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The society in which Austen was raised held to traditional conventions that she sought to speak out against by allowing her characters to live within those conventions while at the same time demonstrating its absurdity. Austen examine that society in her novels by forcing the readers to see how things really are beneath the surface of convention.
The conclusion from this study states that the movie "Silas Marner" is a wonderful adaptation of the novel and beautifully presents the story of Silas Marner. The movie highlights the importance of community and social life and also tells how faith ultimately leads to happiness. The movie is truly engaging for the viewers and the use of irony makes it far more appealing.
Written at a time when conduct books were all the rage, Emma may have been Austen’s version of a book of manners or she may have written the novel to parody the genre. Whatever Austen’s intention, the novel holds a great lesson in proper conduct that is still relevant today about the hazards of gossip and the danger of interfering in others’ lives. Often also overlooked is the fact that the message of the novel applies to both women and men.
He also pioneered the idea that art must not be seen alone, but in the light of previous works of the author (Ibid p.18). . His writings had a profound impact on 20th century literary landscape (Williamson, 1998, p. 2). His literary masterpieces led to the foundation of a new school known as ‘New Criticism’ (Ibid, p.16) Events that Led to the Advancement : Eliot could be categorized as a classicist, as he emphasizes the value of upholding tradition.
Thomas Stearns Eliot’s Journey of the Magi acts as a critical vocation of religious zeal and spirituality. Hence, Eliot’s Journey of the Magi was aimed to decipher metaphoric Arabseque of religion and spiritual gradient for redemption in the expedition of belief.
Class is dealt as a phenomenon that is predominant in all kinds of societies by the three authors. “Manon Lescaut” describes class as the most important theme that destructs the lives of two lovers who are unable to marry each other on the basis of their
This novel is more of a parody of Gothic novels, especially of Mrs. Radcliffe’s “Mysteries of Udolpho” but here too the author infuses it with her quest to show a young woman’s faltering steps towards gaining a place in the