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  1. May 2016
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    1. Catherine then ran directly upstairs, and watched Miss Thorpe’s progress down the street from the drawing–room window; admired the graceful spirit of her walk, the fashionable air of her figure and dress; and felt grateful, as well she might, for the chance which had procured her such a friend.

      Here Austen is having Catherine admiring Isabella because of her charm that she possesses to her move up in society. She can see here how Isabella uses her appearance to win over people not to mention her manners. It brings up the thought of why there were so many balls during this time period. What was expected of women? The balls that Austen describes seem to be more like debutante ball. A Debutante ball is when younger women are brought into society so they can meet eligible men to marry but also be seen as ladies.

    2. If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard? I cannot approve of it. Let us leave it to the reviewers to abuse such effusions of fancy at their leisure, and over every new novel to talk in threadbare strains of the trash with which the press now groans.

      Austen writes Catherine to be one of those readers who gets so engrossed with what she is reading that she becomes sucked into that world. She loses her sense of what is really going on in her own reality. But also here she reads way too much into a heroine in a novel. Webster’s 2 Dictionary defines are heroine as “the principal female character in literacy work or dramatic presentation”. To contrast that Merriam Webster defines it at “a woman who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities”. Which one could fine Catherine as a heroine or even excel her expectations of a heroine in what she reads into?

      Work Cited: Webster’s 2 Dictionary

    3. She liked him the better for being a clergyman, “for she must confess herself very partial to the profession”; and something like a sigh escaped her as she said it.

      What is a clergyman? Jane Austen draws from her personal life in her novels pulling in her father’s job position. Clergyman in her novels a lot because it draws from her childhood of her father being one. Not only in Northanger Abby but also in Mansfield park its mentioned men to become clergymen. What is so significant to become of this position? According to Merriam-Webster a clergyman is defined as “a man who is a member of the clergy especially in a Christian church”. Breaking this down even more what does the word clergy mean? It means to be ordained in the church. The clergyman seems to be appear to be a minster who is a socialite among the wealthy. They would perform religious ceremonies in the Christian Church only but also were invited to socialize with the upper class at times.

      Work Cited Miriam Webster.Com

    4. Belinda

      A novel by Maria Edgeworth. She was born in Blackbourton, England (1767) and sadly passed in Edgeworthstown, Ireland (1849). The novel Belinda was considered scandalous due to the topic of interracial marriage being brought into the storyline.

    5. Camilla

      A novel by Francis Burney. The novel was published in 1796. The novel is about Camilla is seen as a gothic romance due to the themes of misunderstandings going a long with trying to find love with a theme of uncanny.

      Work cited: http://www.britannica.com/biography/Fanny-Burney

    6. Cecilia

      A novel by Francis Burney who was not only a novelist but also wrote letters. She was born in England King’s Lynn England (1752) and sadly passed in London England (1840). Her novel Celica was published in 1782. The novel depicts about a young woman who wants to move up in society and along the way falls in love with an older socialite.

      Work Cited http://www.britannica.com/biography/Fanny-Burney

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    1. Nobody can fasten themselves on the notice of one, without injuring the rights of the other. I consider a country–dance as an emblem of marriage. Fidelity and complaisance are the principal duties of both; and those men who do not choose to dance or marry themselves, have no business with the partners or wives of their neighbours.”

      I feel as though this quote says a lot about the how relationships were built in that time period but also in this story. Not only that but how the roles were set for men and woman. The man is so be the leader and the woman fallows. I do find it an interesting comparison with marriage being seen as dancing. In this example would you say Catherine and Mr. Tilney are dancing around each other?