Jane Austen Research Paper

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To be considered one of the greatest writes in English history, both by academics and the general public only after her death is when Jane Austen was awarded this title. Before that her identity was kept a secret of who she was. Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England (Jane Austen). This was the time of the Gregorian Era when Napoleon was taking power, the slave trade was abolished by Parliament, the shift from Enlightenment to Romantic trends in arts and letters, and the first whispers of abolist and feminist ideas were heard (Historical Context of Pride and Prejudice). The time has some crossover in her novels. Early life for Jane Austen being the seventh child from George and Cassandra Austen was respectably …show more content…

“Jane Austen changed her mind overnight, however, and refused the proposal the next morning. The awkwardness of the situation caused her to leave Manydown immediately. We can only speculate what Jane Austen’s thoughts were about the proposal. Perhaps she initially accepted because the marriage would have given her financial security and the means to assist her parents and sister. And, perhaps she changed her mind because she believed – as she later wrote to a niece considering a marriage of convenience – that “nothing can be compared to the misery of being bound without Love” (Jane Austen: 6 Interesting Facts About the Beloved English Author). Which can relate to the independence the women held in each of her novels. It is powerful to believe that is may be the only reason for this …show more content…

Bingley. This puts the Bennet family in a frenzy because Ms. Bennet’s one goal is to get her five daughters married. The daughters names from oldest to youngest are Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia. Mr.Bennet goes to introduces himself to Mr.Bingley in representation of the family. This is where the rest of the Bennet's start to get ready to introduce themselves at the ball that is being hosted. When at the ball Mr. Bingley is seen with a friend, named Mr. Darcy, who is isolated with this social class and is rude to everyone. At first Elizabeth is disgusted by his actions. The feelings of Mr. Darcy start to change when Elizabeth rejects his invitation to dance. Later on Elizabeth rejects another dace offer from Darcy which sets her over the top in love with her. Elizabeth is still displeased with his attitude. A visit from Mr. Darcy to where Elizabeth is staying ends in a rejection to his marriage proposal. A letter then reevaluates Elizabeth's feelings for Darcy and when Elizabeth finds herself in Pemberley where Mr. Darcy’s estate is she decides to take a trip over there when she knows he is out. Mr. Darcy’s servants say wonderful things about him to Elizabeth. This make Mr. Darcy more appealing then when Elizabeth is tried to be talked out of it accepting the proposal she makes no promises because she wants to be

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