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.
Austen acknowledges the essentiality of mercenary unions for middle class women despite confining the content of her novel to a particular social milieu, marriage being the only provision for well-educated young women of small fortunehowever uncertain of giving happiness.
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.
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.
Although Mod A essays can be difficult, with a little bit of practice, you can master the act of comparison Good luck to everyone with half yearlies soon!
As Weldon encourages a reappraisal of the significance of context and its impact on the individual, she reflects on Austen’s exploration of the nature of the institution of marriage and the social hierarchy, specifically in regards to the power of choice.
In order to receive top marks, you should keep in mind the value of a comparative study.
Ask yourself, how can studying one particular text enrich your understanding of the context and values of another (and vice versa)?
By capitalising Elizabeths emotive response, in every view it is unaccountable!
Austen, the omniscient narrator, critiques the reality of marital opportunities in her world.