Thursday, February 25, 2010

Extended Essay: Eliot, Austen, Foreman

In a formidable Transition Year Extended Essay, Emma Moore compared three books on the theme 'relationships': the classic novels Middlemarch by George Eliot and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and the recent biography Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. This essay focusses particularly on women's lives during the 18th and 19th century in England.

Emma writes: I chose these books because they all have the same central theme; relationships. I chose this theme because I find it interesting to see how relationships can be affected by many different things, and how many different relationships there can be between people. It also interested me to see how the characters in the three different books overcame the same problems but in their own separate ways, showing that every person has their own way of dealing with things.

Read Emma's full essay here.

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