In light of shared authorial desire to examine relationships and the significance of education, comparative reappraisal mutually elucidates new insights.Ive put half of the last line of this introduction in bold, as the notion expressed here is representative of what you need to argue throughout your comparative essay.
To write a successful Mod A, essay you will have to show your marker that you are able to analyse nuanced interplay between the context of a text and the values that its author or characters engage with.
In addition, you will have to make comparisons between two different texts by extrapolating points of similarity and difference.
By capitalising Elizabeths emotive response, in every view it is unaccountable!
Austen, the omniscient narrator, critiques the reality of marital opportunities in her world.
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)? 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.First up on the agenda: English Advanced Module A: Comparative Study of Texts and Context.Reflecting the concerns of contemporary thinker Mary Wollstonecraft, who warned that women taught to please will soon ﬁnd that (their) charms are oblique sunbeams, Austen further characterises marriages such as that of Mr and Mrs Bennett or Lydia and Mr Wickham, in which participants are not mutually attuned, as unfavourable.Through use of balanced sentences, Austen places emphasis upon the moral, epistemological journey of both Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, who emphatically states (Elizabeth) shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.Below, I have included an example of one such question and introduction for the texts Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Letters to Alice by Fay Weldon: Texts read independently are interesting, nevertheless, when comparatively studied, Jane Austens 1813 regency social satire Pride and Prejudice and Fay Weldons 1984 postmodern epistolary work Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen, become illuminating and dynamic.Weldons assertion that writers create houses of Imagination, from which whose doors generations greet each otherby such discussionwe understand ourselvesour pasts and our futures encapsulates the notion that interpretation of texts is not static. G Myers, which plurality of meaning, both works engage with dominant and emerging discourses in their respective contexts.In fact, it is pretty much impossible to go through without writing at least four of them!I personally had to write 8 of them across my subjects, and I was math/science oriented.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.