THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Persuasion
By Jane Austen

An essay by Kelly Marsh, an Associate Professor at Mississippi State University, exploring various aspects of narrative theory, and this novel's submerged plot of the protagonist's mother and it's influence over the surface plot of marriage.
An essay by Meaghan Malone examining how Austen employs the female gaze in her novel to create a distinctive masculinity with her male characters.
An essay by Michael Kramp exploring Austen's portrayal of social malleability through an analysis of this novel's principal characters, Anne and Wentworth.
An essay by Susannah Carson of the L'Université de Versailles investigating the paradox of silence in relation to the female characters and their perspectives in this novel, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park.
A paper by Claire Eileen Tarlson of Seattle University arguing that Austen's final novel Persuasion is a powerful revisioning of Pride and Prejudice.
An essay by Ian Mackean in which he looks at Austen's use of authorial voice and point of view in this novel.
A substantial page from the Victorian Web, written by Felix Moses, an Associate Professor at Madras Christian College, discussing the structuralist idea of a Semic code, and how this relates to Austen's novel.