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Persuasion by Jane Austen
Transcript of Persuasion by Jane Austen
Works of literature often depict acts of betrayal. Friends and even family may betray a protagonist; main characters may likewise be guilty of treachery or may betray their own values. Select a novel or play that includes such acts of betrayal. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the nature of the betrayal and show how it contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Desired Effect? Background Information on Time Period
Napoleon was defeated; The war was over which brought back one of the main characters in the novel: Wentworth Themes Appearance
Persuasion Social Class & Nobility Persuasion Social Mobility Both themes contributed to the main conflict of the novel Wentworth symbolized the idea of fetching and obtaining worth NO WAY! D: My love.. -gasp Wentworth.. "She [Lady Russell] persuaded Anne to refuse him," Chapter 10 Lady Russell's interference in Anne's and Wentworth's relationship cause Anne to betray him, but refusing his marriage proposal. She believed that it was appropriate to follow her family's decision and ultimately caused herself great sadness How Does It Relate? Chapter 12 "I always look upon her as able to PERSUADE a person to anything!" ""Captain Harville was a tall,dark man, with a sensible, benevolent countenance," Chapter 12 Austen uses the word "sensible" frequently through out the novel as if pointing out practical matters such as appearance and wanting to focus on intangible objects such as feelings. Emotional appeal rather than practical towards the end of the novel. Imagery Metaphors Repetition "A beautiful glossy nut, which, blessed with original strength, has outlived all the storms of autumn," Captain Wentworth Sir Walter Elliot Sir William Elliot Lady Russell Mr. & Mrs. Mugroves Mary Musgrove Elizabeth Elliot Charles Hayter Charles Musgrove Mrs. Clay Captain Benwick Louisa Musgrove Henrietta Musgrove Captain Harville Charles Hayter & Henrietta Charles, having been sent away to obtain much better education, has came to England at sight of Henrietta fawning over Wentworth. Symbolizes all the struggles one might go through, your happiness is contained from within. Also, even though nobody ever takes acknowledge of them they can grow out to be something beautiful and useful. i.e a Tree Sir William Elliot & Anne Elliot Sir Elliot expresses his interest in Anne, yet his too agreeable nature and hypocritical actions betrays Anne and eventually speculated to be with Mrs.Clay Wentworth & Anne Elliot Anne has betrayed Wentworth for abandoning him to side with her family, due to his low social standing and wealth Chapters 7-12 Summary Chapters 13-18 summary Chapter Summaries Major Characters Anne Elliot Anne Elliot Anne Elliot is one of the main character's of the story.
She's humble, noble , intelligent and sweet.
She suffers through out the story because she was persuaded to brake off her engagement with Captain Wentworth.
She is mistreated and neglected by her father and two sisters.
She loves to read literature and poems.
She is also very considerate and caring that knows somewhat about nursery. Mary Musgrove Mary is the youngest daughter of Sir Walter.
She is married to Charles Musgrove and has two kids.
She is inattentive, rude, mean, and annoying.
All she cares is social status and materialistic things
She loves attention and hates when she is ignored by others.
She feels as though she is better than her sisters because she married before them. Sir Walter Elliot Sir Walter Elliot is the father of Elizabeth, Anne, and Mary Elliot.
He is the owner of Kellynch Hall
He is selfish, superficial, judgemental, stereotypical, arrogant and handsome .
Appearance and social status are very important to him.
He always took Anne for granted and never showed her any affection toward her. He disapproves Anne's noble, sweet, innocent behavior; he is never happy with what Anne did to please him. Elizabeth Elliot Elizabeth Elliot is Sir Water's oldest and favorite daughter.
She is single
Like her father, Elizabeth is arrogant, judgemental, conceited, selfish, superficial, and careless.
All she care about is appearances and social status.
She always put her interest before others. Captain Frederick Wentworth Captain Wentworth was a Naval officer
He was engaged to Anne 8 before she broke of the engagement;He was heartbroken when Anne broke the engagement.
Captain Wentworth is an educated, rich, sensitive, heartbroken man who's heart belong to Anne.
He is handsome, well-manner, caring, respectful, jealous, kind, proud, gentle, lovable man.
He made his own fortune by climbing the naval rank.
He is in search of a wife that can be capable of making its own decision and keep up to her word. Charles Musgrove Lady Russell Sir William Elliot Mrs. Clay Mrs. Clay is Elizabeth's best friend
She is always with the Elliots
She is a widow
Like Elizabeth Mrs. Clay is selfish, arrogant, and superficial.
Most of the character don't like her because of her attitude.
She is somewhat after Sir Walter
She is from a lower class than the other characters
She had freckles
She is fake toward certain people Charles Musgrove is Mary's husband.
He is the heir to the owner to the Great House at Uppercross
He is educated, well mannered, patient, and gentle.
He asked Anne to marry him but she refused so he asked Mary instead. Lady Russell is Anne's best friend
She has great influence in Anne
She persuaded Anne to break off the engagement with Captain Wentworth.
She loved Anne and wants her to be happy.
Lady Russel is a women with power, influence, and great fortune.
She is a caring, lovable women whose only wish was to see her dear Anne find happiness and joy (Even though she fails doing so).
She is the adviser of the Elliot's Sir William Elliot is Anne's cousin
He wishes to marry Anne (Ew?)
He is a sweet talker who always agree with what others said.
He is a widower who after six months after his wife die looks for a new bride.
He is a cruel, vicious, fake, good looking, gentle, sweet, charming, and clever guy.
He wanted to marry Anne because he wants to be the next Baronet and the owner of Kellynch Hall All he cared about is his social status, and fortune 7th Period Captain Wentworth is coming into the story. Anne is told that she is invited to the meeting. Unfortunately, Mary’s song falls and dislocates his collarbone. Anne decides to stay and take care of the little boy while the others go and have a meet up with Wentworth. The next day, Anne and Wentworth sees the other for the first time in eight years! They dine together with the Musgroves but they do not talk to each other (Awkward).
Anne, Wentworth, and the Musgroves goes on a walk. Louisa begins to flirt with Wentworth saying things like she would never leave the person she loves. Louisa also tells Wentworth that Anne as rejected Charles’s marriage proposal. When they were heading back, Wentworth does the first kind thing to Anne, he arranges so that she can ride a carriage home instead of walking. Later they all decide to go on a walk again and when they came to a set of stairs, Louisa insists on jumping off of them so that Wentworth can catch her. She does this a few times but on one of the trials, she falls and bumps her head on the floor. Louisa blacks out but the doctor says she will be okay. Chapters 1-6 Summary Chapters 19-24 Summary Anne visits her family in Bath.
Gossip has arose about Sir Elliot, an
Elliot whom she met in Lyme, and
his coming to visit Anne. Her Father
truly adores the idea of Sir Elliot
marrying Anne; she is not really
against the idea, especially when
her family states nothing but good
qualities and they show the same
dislike for people.
Meanwhile, Sir Walter attempts to
mend ties with important connections, the
Dalrymples, and with success.
Gathering correspondences from the Musgroves, she is informed that Louisa, healthy again, is marrying Captain Benwick. What a shock! Quite interestingly,
Captain Wentworth takes it all in
stride as if he had no thoughts of
marrying Louisa. Point of View The story is told in 3rd person limited omniscient. The story is told through a narrator that shares only the thoughs of Anne. The narrator uses 3rd person pronouns such as "He" and "She". As you can see from the quote above, the reader reads the story through Anne's eyes told by the narrator. "She now felt a great inclination to go to the outer door; she wanted to see if it rained." (Ch. 19, Page 115) Not surprisingly, Anne is thrilled. "And so much was said in this way, that Anne thought she could not do better than impart among them the general inclination to which she was privy, and PERSUADE them all to go to Lyme at once." Chapter 13 Chapter 14 7th period "He had talked of going down to Plymouth for a week, and wanted to PERSUADE Captain Benwick to go with him;" Austen starts off the novel by introducing us to the members of the Elliot family and their family friend who is fairly close to Anne, Lady Russell. Anne, who is the protagonist, is the middle daughter and Sir Elliot's least favorite which is why she and Lady Russell are so close. Sir Elliot has created a large amount of debt for himself and has to figure out a way to pay it all off. He decides to leave Kellynch Hall and move somewhere less expensive like the town of Bath. Mr.Sheperd, who is Sir Elliot's lawyer, suggest that he sell Kellynch Hall to someone from the navy because many were coming back from war. Sir Elliot is very particular of whom he wants to sell Kellynch Hall to. He wants to sell it to someone who has high social class and is good looking. His ideal candidate was none other than the Admiral Croft.
Meanwhile, we learn that Anne was previously engaged to Captain Wentworth. Captain Wentworth wasn't the richest guy or that high in social class, therefore, he wasn't accepted by Sir Elliot or Lady Russell. Lady Russell did not like him whatsoever so she persuaded Anne out of the engagement. A couple years pass and Anne was offered another chance at marriage. Charles Musgrove was exactly what her father liked. Rich! But Anne did not except. Captain Wentworth returns and it turned out that he was as rich and successful as he said he would be.
Mrs.Clay is a lady who has found a new interest in Sir Elliot. Lady Russell is concerned of the new friendship that is developing between Elizabeth and Mrs.Clay. On the other hand, Anne is worried that Mrs.Clay only wants to be with her dad for his money. Once there house in Bath was ready, Elizabeth, Sir Elliot, and Mrs.Clay all moved in to a house together. Anne moved in with her other sister Mary and her husband. Soon, Anne is told by Henrietta that Captain Wentworth is on his way back. And you know Anne is secretly excited about that! It becomes quite obvious that Wentworth is jealous and feeling Mr. Elliot's attraction to Anne, as he tries to walk her home, but the other has already offered. However, even though Mr. Elliot is constantly in her presence, her mind is filled with Wentworth.
While at the Dalrymples's concert, Wentworth and Mr. Elliot is subtly competing for her attention.
Afterwards, Anne visits her long lost friend, Mrs. Smith, a woman who had everything: Wealth and Power until it was lost along with her dead husband. Mrs. Smith is quite pleased with Anne's decision to marry Mr. Elliot, which she assumed, but Anne bluntly states that she only has eyes for one. Surprisingly, the widow gives up the act and tells Anne the dark side of Mr. Elliot, his obsession for wealth and title, and his role in the outcome of her life: Poverty, Illness, and lack of connections. You can imagine that Anne is very relieved that her friend relayed this to her! By the way, Mr. Elliot had supposedly gone for a business trip but was caught speaking to Mrs. Clay, the woman he had supposedly shared dislike for. This gives much more reason for Anne to tell Lady Russell what she had discovered about him, but she is more focused on setting things right with Wentworth. He arrives in Bath and shortly writes a letter to Anne that bundled his feelings for her and left. Then she chases after him and both confesses their love once more, then BAM happily ever after... with the inclusion of Mr. Elliot who supposedly snuck off with Mrs. Clay, how risque! The Musgroves visits Bath to spread the
news of Louisa's Marriage to the Elliots;
Anne praises the Musgroves for allowing
their children to chose their own husbands,
disregarding rank in society. Connection to the Movie The PBS presentation of Persuasion on Masterpiece Classic is a movie that tells the tragic love story of Anne Elliot. This movie is a movie that foretells the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wenthworth just as it is in the book. These film manage to fit in all the important parts of the original story. Personally I recommend these movie because it is completely connected to these book. I believe audiences will fall in love with the movie because it does follow the storyline and it covers the main parts of the book. Audiences will be indeed satisfied with the movie because the movie does make the audience part of the story and it also makes them feel what the characters are going through.