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  • “On Making an Agreeable Marriage”
  •  1775-1817 7th of 8 children to a clergyman Educated mostly at home Never married, but wrote a lot about love and marriage in her six novels  Was proposed to multiple times  Accepted once, then took it back the next day
  •  Published works anonymously while alive  People eventually found out Wrote about:  Human nature  Social life  Realities of love and marriage Popular works:  Pride and Prejudice  Emma  Sense and Sensibility View slide
  •  Writing or speech that offers insights into society.  Unconscious: a writer points out problems that exist due to specific social customs without directly challenging the customs  Conscious: a writer specifically blames a problem on social customs View slide
  •  Methods used to attempt to change one’s mind 1. Appeals to logic based on sound reasoning 2. Appeals to readers’ sense of morality or ethics 3. Appeals to emotion, addressing readers’ feelings
  •  Financial pressure to marry  Only men could inherit family money  Women could not usually work for a living Restricted activities  Typical ways to pass the time: sewing, drawing, music, walking, reading poetry Supposed to act proper  Shouldn’t show intelligence or independence
  •  Letter from Austen to her niece Fanny Knight Fanny may be getting married soon Austen gives advice Provides social commentary
  • 1. What does Austen mean by “I have no hope of writing anything to the purpose”?2. What idea makes Austen want to “laugh…although it is no laughing matter”?3. What is “the charm” that is “most powerful” and what is the “mistake” that “thousands of women fall into”?4. How is Austen judging Mr. J.P.’s worthiness?5. What does Austen “recommend most thoroughly”?6. What does Austen mean by “wisdom is better than wit”?7. The 1st “side of the question” is ______? The 2nd is ______?8. What is Austen’s overall advice to Fanny?9. What type of social commentary is this (conscious or