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Narrative Techniques of Ivan Turgenev and Jane Austen

Summary: A comparison of Elizabeth Bennett in "Pride and Prejudice" to Arkady Nikolai used as a character by Ivan Turgenev in "Fathers and Sons."
In this essay, I attempt to show that both Elizabeth and Arkady exist in different eras of the century, however, they are not totally affected by the predominant social perceptions widely adopted by the society, namely, values pertaining to marriage, love, beauty of art and nature. Nonetheless, their social and personal beliefs have affected their judgments upon their parents.

Both Turgenev and Austen have used various techniques in `showing' and `telling' to capture the reader's interest as well as enable the reader to understand the viewpoints of each character in the respective passages.

In the first passage, Arkady shows no intention of pretence by replying very promptly yet cheerfully: "Fenechka"" (Turgenev,12). However, this may have appeared too embarrassing to Nikolai who blushes at the loud announcement of the name. In fact, Nikolai's stuttered reply displays that he is indeed self-conscious that probably...

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