Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Kathy Hickok

Abstract

For modern readers, both Jane Austen's Emma (1815) and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1847) often stand as examples of strong, feminist novels. Each novel focuses closely on a young woman making her way in the world and standing up for her personal rights. However, scholars also note the way male suitors exert their control over the novels' protagonists. Because both romantic relationships develop through long conversations and witty bantering, looking deeper into the language reveals the true nature of the relationships at the center of the two novels.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1445

Copyright Owner

Anne Marie Preston

Language

en

Date Available

2012-10-31

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

54 pages

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