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Romantik och rationalitet i Jane Austens Sense and Sensibility:
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Culture. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Romance and Rationality : A Study of Love, Money and Marriage in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (English)
Abstract [sv]

Jane Austen är en av 1800-talets mest lästa författare och har vunnit stor popularitet tack vare sina ingående och humoristiska porträtt av det engelska samhället. Just hennes livliga beskrivningar av livet på den engelska landsbygden runt år 1800 kryddade med en satirisk underton gör Austens romaner intressanta objekt för litteraturanalys. Trots att hennes texter är fast rotade i sin tid tycks de aldrig bli omoderna, vilket beror på att människor nu som då brottas med liknande problem och ställningstaganden. 200 år senare tvingas vi fortfarande fatta livsavgörande beslut som rör kärlek, pengar och status. En av hennes mest kända verk - Sense and Sensibility - publicerades 1811 och är en klassisk Austenroman som tar upp just problematiken kring dessa teman. Det faktum att vi idag handskas med samma dilemman gör dessutom Sense and Sensibility väl lämpad att använda för klassrumsundervisning.

 

Denna uppsats argumentation bygger på ett antagande att Austen förespråkar en balans mellan pengar och passion i val av make/maka. Genom att jämföra tre kvinnliga karaktärer och deras inställning till äktenskapet, såväl som konsekvenserna av deras värderingar och val visas att en balans av materiellt och emotionellt välstånd är att föredra. Slutligen föreslås hur Sense and Sensibility kan ses ur ett didaktiskt perspektiv. Detta avsnitt behandlar såväl litteraturundervisning i allmänhet som en praktisk plan över hur man som lärare kan använda sig av just detta verk i engelskundervisningen.

Abstract [en]

Jane Austen, one of the most widely-read authors of the 19th century, and her at the same time thorough and humorous portraits of English society have gained massive popularity in recent years. Especially her lively depiction of life in the English countryside in the early 1800s, accompanied by an explicit satirical note, makes her novels suitable and interesting objects of literature studies. Even though her stories are deeply rooted in their own time and society, they never seem to go out of fashion. This can be explained by the fact that in many ways people today are dealing with similar problems and critical choices. 200 years later, we still need to take issues such as love, money, and status into consideration when making life-determining decisions. One of Austen’s most famous novels, Sense and Sensibility, was published in 1811 and deals with the problematic sides of this topic. The fact that we are facing similar predicaments today makes it a worthwhile novel for classroom work, as well.

 

This essay is based on the argument that Austen promotes a balance between money and passion when it comes to choosing a spouse. A comparison between three female characters and their approach to marriage, as well as the consequences of their values and choices shows that a balance of material and emotional wealth is preferable. Finally, the essay makes didactical suggestions as to how the novel can be used in a classroom setting. This section consists of two parts: firstly, teaching of literature in general and secondly, a practical plan on how to use this particular novel when teaching English as a foreign language. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Jane Austen, romance, money, marriage, teaching of literature
Keyword [sv]
Jane Austen, romantik, pengar, äktenskap, litteraturundervisning
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Specific Literatures General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-93691ISRN: LIU-LÄR-EN-A--12/003--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-93691DiVA: diva2:626465
Subject / course
English
Educational program
Teacher Education
Presentation
2012-01-20, Linköping, 11:48 (English)
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Available from: 2013-06-10 Created: 2013-06-09 Last updated: 2013-06-26Bibliographically approved

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