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Individual and Society- Persuasion and Wives and Daughters.

Summary: The effect of social paradigms on individuals in their society is represented in the 1866 novel `Wives and Daughters' by Gaskell and the `95 version of Austens 1818 `Persuasion'. In these texts, the heroines must balance their emerging sense of self with their observiance of gender and class conventions. Wives and daughters is about dutiful, sweet Molly Gibson and her more worldly step-sister Cynthia.
The effect of social paradigms on individuals in their society is represented in the 1866 novel `Wives and Daughters' by Gaskell and the `95 version of Austens 1818 `Persuasion'. In these texts, the heroines must balance their emerging sense of self with their observiance of gender and class conventions.

Wives and daughters is about dutiful, sweet Molly Gibson and her more worldly step-sister Cynthia.

It is a text that seemingly conforms to prevailing gender assumptions but really, has a quite subversive message. As depicted by the title, Molly grows up amidst a society rampant in gender roles - the progression from daughters into wives is seen as natural. Molly is restricted by the set female roles- and policed by quote `Little birds' or social gossip. She finds a conflict between her self and society in a scene when she meets a man to protect her...

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