Research Paper On Persuasion

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Persuasion is a 19th century novel by Jane Austen. The historical fiction novel focuses on social dynamics of the Regency Era. This time period was known for excessive and over the top spending by the royal family. Austen’s Persuasion notes the downfall of a prestigious family due to the patriarch’s lavish spending. This nearly runs parallel to the British state of economy at that time. The constant concern with appearances and social status directly affects the relationships that are taking, or could take, place in the novel. A book cataloguing the most affluent families is mentioned in Persuasion, further cementing the rifts between levels on the social hierarchy of the time. Jane Austen uses her novel as an opportunity to challenge these

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