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- Jane Austen Info Page [off Chao Mugger]
- Jane Austen Info Overload, I'd say! There are links to texts, commentaries, Jane Austen trivia, and Jane Austen silly stuff. More to the point, its Pride and Prejudice page (recommended by Mr Evans) is a gem.
- Lizzy the Superwoman
- "Elizabeth is one of the finest products -- strong and intelligent, yet bewitching in a completely feminine way -- of our civilisation." Discuss Jane Austen's portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in the light of this claim.
[Mona Chen's essay] or [Ng Yi-Sheng's essay]
- Inversion and Criticism of the Romantic Novel
- To what extent is Pride and Prejudice an inversion and criticism of conventional romantic-novel expectations?
[Koh Tsin Yen's essay] or [Cheryl Chan's essay]
- Prudence vs. Inclinations
- "To achieve lasting happiness, characters in Pride and Prejudice must learn to temper their inclinations with prudent judgement." With this comment in mind, discuss Austen's portrayal in the novel of any two of the following relationships:
Elizabeth and Darcy Jane and Bingley
- Narrative Method
- Write a close critical account of the passage, drawing attention to what you find characteristic of Austen's narrative methods in the novel as a whole.
[Ng Yi-Sheng's] or [Cheryl Chan's]
- Respecting Others' Feelings
- We learn in Emma that Mr Woodhouse was "never able to suppose that other people could feel differently from himself". In what ways as the novel progresses, does Jane Austen develop the theme of respecting other people's feelings?
- Emma: A Literary Analysis On Character Technique [off Chao Mugger]
- This essay focuses on the characters of Emma/Cher, Elton/Elton and Harriet/Tai, comparing Emma (the novel), Clueless, and the Emma screenplay.
Shall I mail you when there are new essays?
This site most desperately needs new essays, especially some by the J1s and J2s it's for! Contributions dealing with these texts are very welcome indeed.
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