In light of shared authorial desire to examine relationships and the significance of education, comparative reappraisal mutually elucidates new insights.
Ive put half of the last line of this introduction in bold, as the notion expressed here is representative of what you need to argue throughout your comparative essay.
Reflecting the concerns of contemporary thinker Mary Wollstonecraft, who warned that women taught to please will soon ﬁnd that (their) charms are oblique sunbeams, Austen further characterises marriages such as that of Mr and Mrs Bennett or Lydia and Mr Wickham, in which participants are not mutually attuned, as unfavourable.
Through use of balanced sentences, Austen places emphasis upon the moral, epistemological journey of both Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, who emphatically states (Elizabeth) shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.
Weldon’s text provides the audience with a window into the expectations, cultural and social constraints underscoring the Victorian world.
She explores the masterful way in which Austen yokes together fiction and satire with identifiable features of Victorian life; of importance is the institution of marriage. women’s magazines”, but during Austen’s time it was “the stuff of [a woman’s] life, their very existence”.
Finally, as with all Modules, Mod A asks you to consider the language of a text and its impact upon an audience.
What this means it that in order to write a band 6 essay you will need to include extensive close textual analysis and demonstrate your understanding of the ways in which literary techniques and authorial ideas are employed to elicit a response from the responder.
Circumscribed by expectation, Charlotte Lucas (a foil for Elizabeth Bennett who seeks to marry on her own terms) accepts Mr Collins marriage proposal and pragmatically states that she only desires a comfortable home.
I know half yearly exams are coming up for a lot of people, so for the next few weeks Ill be posting about how to write essays for specific modules.
First up on the agenda: English Advanced Module A: Comparative Study of Texts and Context.
It develops students understanding of the effects of context and questions of value.(2) Students examine ways in which social, cultural and historical context influences aspects of texts, or the ways in which changes in context lead to changed values being reflected in texts.
This includes study and use of the language of texts, consideration of purposes and audiences, and analysis of the content, values and attitudes conveyed through a range of readings.