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Themes in Miss Austen Regrets and Emma Essay

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  • on April 2, 2014
  • Category: English
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By watching the dow-drama “Miss Austen Regrets” directed by Jeremy Loveving and by reading the novel “Emma” by Jane Austen we are able to identify central concerns crucial to Jane’s era. By reading and watching the novel and dow-drama we are able to understand the meaning behind themes such as, Roles of woman and status, Love, and Money.
During the 19th century woman were seen as lower than men. A quote from the novel of the conversation between Miss Emma Woodhouse from Mr Knightley regarding Miss Bates, “She is poor; she has sunk from the comforts she was born to, and if she lives to old age, must probably sink more”, there are two techniques here the first one is a metaphor because you can actually sink from the comforts of life and the second technique is repetition of the word sink to give more emphasis. This quote link to the dow-drama “ Miss Austen Regrets”, because of the similar scenario of Jane Austen and Miss Bates, both unmarried, single, and   without financial support. It represents a different status of woman during the era which is a sharp contrast to Emma.
The second theme is Love. Love in Austen’s time was complicated, you couldn’t marry someone unless you have money, and if you had money why bother getting married then? Romantic love, in other words, is a big bucket of worms. Secret engagements, imagined crushes and crushed hopes are all too common in Emma. One of the most popular quotes is Mr Knightley’s proposal to Emma Woodhouse where he says he is true to form. He promises nothing but honesty which is something Emma is more than willing to take. Mr Knightley quotes, “ If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am – you hear nothing but truth from me”, the technique used in this quote is emotive language as Mr Knightley is expressing his innermost heartfelt feelings. It demonstrates the most dramatic examples of love in the novel. This is also an example from Miss Austen Regrets because of the such strong...

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