ENG202Y1 Lecture 2: Austen

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20 Apr 2011
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Reflects upon romanticism from a critical and sympathetic perspective. Determined to publish novels + interested in critical reaction to her work. Comedies narratives about proposal of marriage after a series of obstacles/difficulties. Sense and sensibility, northanger abbey, pride and prejudice. Shifts away from individuality of 2 characters; places them in relation to their society. The difficulties they encounter stem from society as opposed to indiosyncratic personalities. Her novels focus on how 2 ppl have difficulty misunderstanding each other. Conferred by monarch on individuals, who inherit property, Everone else beneath the peerage is a commoner. But there"s a grey area called the gentry, and the gentlemen below them (who emulate the peerage) Baronet: differs from knighthood in that it is hereditary. Usually associated w a specific place or property. Originally, james i granted baronetcy to men who supported him financially -> not peerage.

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