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Jane Austen

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megan mckenney

on 8 March 2013

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Transcript of Jane Austen

Jane Austen Early Life Born in 1775
Grew up in Steventon, England
Seventh of eight children
Attended boarding school at the age of eight
Explored her love of writing through entertainment Literary Analysis 1 Conclusion By: Megan McKenney Pride and Prejudice “He spoke well, but there were feelings besides those of the heart to be detailed, and he was not more eloquent on the subject of tenderness than of pride. His sense of her inferiority, of its being a degradation, of the family obstacles which judgement had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit” (Austen, 1813, pg. 188). Theme Wealth over Love Thesis... Jane Austen is a literary leader because she shows her readers how many different relationships in their lives are affected by society and its ideals. She does this by using examples from her own life in her books and encouraging them to over come the influence of society. Literary Analysis 2 Sense and Sensibility Later Life Begins writing many different novels
Separated from the love of her life
Became engaged to a wealthy man she did not love
Wrote and published many popular books
Falls ill and passes away in 1817 Themes Choosing wealth over love

Gossip can destroy friendships

Competition between women Theme Competition between woman “Poor thing! she looks very bad. No wonder. Ay, it is but too true. He is to be married very soon--a good-for-nothing fellow! I had no patience with him. Mrs. Taylor told me of it half an hour ago, and she was told by a particular friend of Miss Grey herself...” (Austen, 1811, pg. 156). Theme Wealth over love Sense and Sensibility cont. Pride and Prejudice cont. “What! do not you know who Miss Williams is? I am sure you must have heard of her before. She is a relation of the Colonel’s, my dear; a very near relation. We will not say how near, for fear of shocking the young ladies.” Then, lowering her voice a little, she said to Elinor, “She is his natural daughter” (Austen, 1811, pg. 56). Theme Gossip ruins friendships Encourages people to over come society influence

Shows people how society influences relationships

Uses relationships from her own life
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