Persuasion by Jane Austen Chap. 5-8 Gerardo Sotomayor Lugo Sra. Aida Rojas AP-English
Persuasion• Persuasion by Jane Austen was written in 1816.• Jane Austen wrote it the year before her death and it was published the year after (1818)
Chapter 5• Admiral and Mrs. Croft visit Kellynch, they will rent Kellynch.• Sir Walter and Elizabeth decide to take Mrs. Clay with them to Bath as an assistant.• Mrs. Clay is described to be a non-desirable person to look at.• Mary asks that Anne to stay with her for a few weeks at the Uppercross Cottage.
• Anne finds Mary in a bad mood lying on the couch complaining that she feels lonely.• She goes out with Mary to visit Musgroves at the Great House.• We are introduced to the Musgroves ,a happy family, Henrietta and Lousia who are the adult children named in the book.• Later she encourages Miss Musgrove to join her and Mary for a walk.
Chapter 6• Anne, notices the difference in social cultures, where in her family they talk about appearance and social standings, where the Musgrove’s talk about Newspapers and hunting.• They describe their marriage, Charles and Mary, to be happy.• Charles is better with the children, and they seem to accept Anne more than Mary.
• While Anne is there Mary is happier knowing she has a companion.• Both Charles and his parents wish Anne would show Mary how to better manage her children and home.• Anne is bothered the the Crofts now live in Kellynch.• Mary and Anne decide to pay a visit to the Crofts• Miss Croft mentions that her brother Captain Wentworth will come to visit soon.• Anne is excited and unneverd by the news.
• Miss Musgrove remembered her son Dick who had served for Captain Wentworth.• Dick was a troublesome son he left to the Navy at the age of twenty but later died.
Chapter 7• The Captain arrives Mr. Musgrove invites him to the Great House, Mary and Anne are also invited.• Anne is nervous, and in all the fuss of fixing up and arriving to the Great House Mary’s oldest son fell and dislocated his collarbone.• Henrietta and Louisa Musgrove come to visit, they say that Captain Wentworth that they are in love and pleased by him.
• It is annouced that the Captain will eat breakfast at the Great House.• Charles told Mary to say with the child while he dined with Captain Wentworth, she was mad, Anne told her to go that she would stay.• The Captain and Anne have a quick glance at each other but nothing more, she decides to know his feelings for her.• It says that the Captain has not forgiven her, and that he is looking for a pleasing woman to marry anyone except Anne.
Chapter 8• The Captain and Anne must now dine together, they never spoke other than when needed.• Miss Musgroves asks the Captain about what had happened to her eldest son Dick.• Later in the dinner Captain Wentworth says that women should not aboard a ship, altough Mrs. Croft denies his thoughts and telling him it will change once he is married.
• Anne starts playing the piano, she reflects on the night and she’s hurt by the Captains cold politeness.
Characters 5-8• Louisa Musgrove : Charless younger sister, she admires the Navy excessively.• Henrietta Musgrove : Older sister of Louisa.• Mr. and Mrs. Musgrove : Parents of Charles, Louisa and Henrietta, balanced family.• Admiral and Mrs. Croft - The amiable couple that rents Kellynch Hall when Sir Walter can’t afford to stay there. The Admiral is a Naval officer and his wife travels with him when he is at sea
Setting and Atmosphere• Chapter 5: Setting was Kellynch, Bath and Uppercross Cottage.• Atmosphere was a tense one since Anne did not want to leave Kellynch to the Crofts.• Chapter 6: Setting was Uppercross Cottage.• Atmosphere was also tensed since Mary wasn’t in a good mood until she’s with Anne. Then there is a sense of relief in the house.
• Chapter 7 : Setting Kellynch Uppercross Cottage.• Atmosphere Anne is nervous because she is finally going to see Captain Wentworth.• Chapter 8 : Setting Uppercross Cottage and Kellynch.• Atmosphere is cold between the Captain and Anne, everyone else is happy and ignorant over the situation between Anne and Wentworth.
Conclusion• In conclusion we can see that Anne is suffering from loneliness, regretting not marrying Wentworth when she had the opportunity.• We can also see Anne’s frustration with her family moving away from Kellynch.• Reading these four chapters also reminded me of pride & prejudice, it has the same outcome and theme.