Class Notes (808,686)
Canada (493,359)
English (1,386)
ENG202Y1 (67)
Lecture 2

Week 24: Austen

4 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto St. George
Helen Hatton

ENG202Y1 Week 24 32811 JANE AUSTEN, 1775-1817: PERSUASION -reflects upon Romanticism from a critical and sympathetic perspective -relates to being a woman -determined to publish novels + interested in critical reaction to her work -most popular British lit writer today -> nuanced, crafted prose -> extremely critical of society in novels Ironic Romances -comedies narratives about proposal of marriage after a series of obstaclesdifficulties -Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice -sharp renderings of romantic Social Satires -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 -Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion -her novels focus on how 2 ppl have difficulty misunderstanding each other. English Peerage -peerage = English nobility. Conferred by monarch on individuals, who inherit property, -everone else beneath the Peerage is a commoner. But theres a grey area called the gentry, and the gentlemen below them (who emulate the Peerage) -Knights + Baronets = gentry -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 Ch. 1: opening -commenting on reading -Sir Walter Elliot reads the book as though it is a mirror, where he reads his own self into it -> affirms own vanity in it. -vanity of status + appearance -stylistic prose: she speaks outside, and within, him. We get to see him objectively but also slide into his mind to see the cold, sterile, naricisstic character he truly is -> cold and objective about his wifes death: most accurately 1
More Less

Related notes for ENG202Y1

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.