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Several quotes from Jane Austen's Juveniliasummarize this well; the first is from Catharine or the Bowerwhere Catharine sums up a new acquaintance: I want her to play and sing with some portion of taste and a good deal of assurance I do not mean, therefore, that Frederica's acquirements will be more than superficial, and I flatter myself that she will not remain long enough at school to understand anything thoroughly.
I hope to see her the wife of Sir James within a twelvemonth. And Jane Austen makes fun of the opposite opinion in with her mock-editorial comment on Catherine Morland during the walk from Bath to Beechen Cliff that: To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others which a sensible person would always wish to avoid.
A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
The advantages of folly in a beautiful girl have already been set forth by the capital pen of a sister author [ Fanny Burney in Camilla ]; -- and to her treatment of the subject I will only add in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling part of the sex, imbecility in females is a great enhancement of their personal charms, there is a portion of them too reasonable and too well-informed themselves to desire anything more in woman than ignorance.
Knightley by professing sentiments similar to the above, and he decidedly rejects them.
And in any case, the conventional "accomplishments" were not totally to be despised -- in the days before phonographs and radio, the only music available was that which amateur or professional performers could produce on the spot, so that the ability to play music did have a practical social value.
Similarly painting, drawing, and the ability to write a good long informative letter itself also something of a "female accomplishment" were valued in the age before photographs and cheap fast transportation. Pride and Prejudice referring to "accomplishments", or to women's education: Elizabeth does not play half so well, but had been listened to with much more pleasure than the pedantic and affected Mary.
Discussion between the BingleysDarcy and Elizabeth at Netherfield. This discussion develops a minimal list of accomplishments: Lady Catherine effervesces about herself and her daughter Anne: If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient. And so would Anne, if her health had allowed her to apply.
I am confident that she would have performed delightfully. They have not the same force or rapidity, and do not produce the same expression.
But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault -- because I would not take the trouble of practising. It is not that I do not believe my fingers as capable as any other woman's of superior execution. She has a very good notion of fingering, though her taste is not equal to Anne's.
Anne would have been a delightful performer, had her health allowed her to learn. West could have written such books and collected so many hard works, with all her family cares, is still more a matter of astonishment!
Composition seems to me impossible with a head full of joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb. That has not been the traditional view inAnthony Trollope declared that "Throughout all her works, a sweet lesson of homely household womanly virtue is ever being taught"but once the question has been asked which it was not, until relatively recentlyit is not hard to see some feminist tendencies.
Of course, Jane Austen is not a simple ideologue -- when a character in a Jane Austen novel makes a broad statement that seems to stand up for women in general, this is actually usually done by an unsympathetic character such as Isabella Thorpe in.The following analysis reveals a comprehensive look at the Storyform for Pride and srmvision.com most of the analysis found here—which simply lists the unique individual story appreciations—this in-depth study details the actual encoding for each structural item.
This also means it has been incorporated into the Dramatica Story Expert application itself as an easily referenced. There aren't many novels to truly compare to Jane Austen (probably none if I'm being honest).
However, there are several kindred novels available for readers who love her work. Known for her swoon-worthy romantic novels (without.
Kimberly Stewart is still an unmarried woman, despite the child she shared with Benecio Del Toro via a one night stand in Following the birth of her daughter, Delilah, Kim did admit to wanting to change her lifestyle pattern and settle down; “I’m going into that next stage in my life of being really grown-up.
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