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Marriage Proposals

Summary: Compares two passages detailing marriage proposals from the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Explores why because of the different arguments, assumptions and attitudes shown by the suitors, the probable effect of the proposals on the woman being addressed will differ greatly.
Two passages from different novels present Jane Austen and Charles Dickens,both proposing marriage to the woman of their desire. Because of the different arguments, assumptions and attitudes shown by the suitors the probable effect of the proposals on the woman being addressed will differ greatly. It is more likely the first suitor will be rejected while the second speaker will be accepted.

The suitors express their arguments to demonstrate why the women should accept their proposals. Jane Austen, assuming that the women cares about his nobility, claims that he should get married because setting an "example of matrimony in his parish" is the "right thing" to do. Thinking that the first reason to get married is to improve his apperence in front of his church Austen displays an air of arrogance.He assumes that because he is a "cleryman" who is respected in society the woman is...

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