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Teliza Henderson

27 April 2016
Mrs. Kaitlyn Pierce
A.P. English IV
Annotated Bibliography

Austen, Jane.Pride and Prejudice. New York: Bantam, 1981. Print.

Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice set in the late 18th century, centering around courting,
plotting of frivolous schemes, and gossiping. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the
heroine of the book Ms. Elizabeth Bennet meets the cynical Mr. Darcy, whom she instantly
dislikes despite not knowing. Overtime, as troublesome events often produced from
misunderstandings along with the motivation of pride and prejudice she is drawn closer to Mr.
Darcy. Eventually, the heroine realize her prejudicial faults and finds herself magically in love
with the Lizzy enchanted Mr. Darcy. In screen projections of Pride and Prejudice the romantic
elements of the book are often enhanced and ridiculously highlighted which takes away from the
true satirical message from Austens Pride and Prejudice. Unlike, the other chosen texts (
Wuthering Heights and East of Eden) Pride and Prejudice has an heroine however it does uphold
an allegorical value. The fact that women have a age limit toward when a woman will officially
be a maiden (cat lady in modern terms,) or have to marry a man for his money/prospects of
success instead of love is viewed as absurd to Austen and Lizzy Bennett.

Biography.com Editors. "Jane Austen." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 25


May 2016.

This source depicts the life of Jane Austen

Broderick, Mackenzie. "JASNA Essay Contest." JASNA Essay Contest. Jane Austen
Society of North America. Web. 25 May 2016.

Bronte, Emily, and Daphne Merkin. Wuthering Heights. New York: Barnes & Noble
Classics, 2004. Print.

Wuthering Heights, follows the dark and twisted story of two childhood friends whos
passion ultimately destroys through their vices to get back to each other. Their untamed passion
towards each other is personified by their natural setting, the wild and stormy Yorkshire moors.
Bronte uses the setting as an allegory to Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffs (childhood friends)
relationship, it produces wild weather and is not tolerated by many. The expression of love for
each other in the novel are confused between the lines of dark romance and obsession. Like, the
other chosen text (Pride and Prejudice) it critiques repressed culture: Brontes ridicules 18th
century class devision through depicting a relationship produced during this time period that is
just as tumultuous as its setting. The narrator and the point of view, Mr. Lockwood and Nelly,
are both outside members of the Earnshaw family allows the reader to gauge the more than out
of norm behavior of Heathcliff and Catherine.

Harmon, William, and C. Hugh Holman. "Definitions of Romanticism." Definitions of


Romanticism. Web. 25 May 2016.

In this website there are the definition of romanticism and its characteristics. William
and Hugh Holman gave historical background information of Romanticism and then led on to a
definitions of it. The latter part of the website was more beneficial as it had Romanticism
characteristics with explanations. In the next section, it talks about romanticism in American
literature differing from just a general definition of Romanticism. However, I did not take this
section into consideration for my essay as my main focus books are Britain produced. Pride and
Prejudice are often called romantic novels even though they are heavily influenced by
Romanticism. A romantic novel suggests that the whole point of the book is about the developing
relationships book, marginalizing Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights. However, with
this website I was able to pinpoint exactly what the motivation behind the authors are and the
romanticism characteristics floating in its dialogue.

Hughes, Kathryn. "Gender Roles in the 19th Century." The British Library. The British
Library Board. Web. 25 May 2016.

Kettle, Martin. "Martin Kettle: If Wuthering Heights Is a Love Story, Hamlet Is a


Sitcom." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 10 Aug. 2007. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.

Kettle breaks down how Wuthering Heights is a love story just as much Hamlet is a
sitcom. In the article, Kettle defends that Wuthering Heights is not a romance, but rather a story
of many elements. This is a useful source in the fact that the journalists of this article is an author
who has written several books. So Kettle may best be able to understand why Wuthering Heights
is reduced to a love story because he knows what is like for written work to be simplified or
construed. Like the other chosen sources the writer takes a analytical approach to the reason
behind the simplified understanding of Wuthering Heights. This source aids my thesis by
providing statical evidence to prompt the articles argument and it uses other esteemed works to
compare with Wuthering Heights.

Michaels, Leight. "The Essential Elements of Writing a Romance Novel." Writer Digest.
Web. 25 May 2016.

Morner, Kathleen, and Ralph Rausch. "Introduction to Romanticism." Introduction to


Romanticism. NTC Publishing. Web. 25 May 2016.

Rigney, Shannon. "Shannon Rigney." Shannon Rigney. Web. 25 May 2016.

"Romance in Pride and Prejudice: Sometimes, We Settle - Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity,


Politics, and Culture." Mere Orthodoxy Christianity Politics and Culture. Mere Orthodoxy, 2013.
Web. 25 May 2016.

Shmoop Editorial Team. "Pride and Prejudice Whats Up With the Title?" Shmoop.com.
Shmoop University, Inc., 2008. Web. 25 May 2016.

The title of Pride and Prejudice identifies with the Romanticism influences; an effort to
criticize the bourgeois society and neoclassicism. It explains that Pride and Prejudice allows the
reader to judge the characters; which one is prideful and the other prejudice. This essay took into
consideration that Austen previously called this work First Impressions, before deciding Pride

and Prejudice would be more appealing. This prompt my thesis that Pride and Prejudice is not a
romance. Simply, by using a title that makes readers critique the society and/or characters instead
of feeling connected to the characters for sympathy on their troubled path of love. Furthermore,
as readers analyze the books they will realize that Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy did not fall in love
they fell in accordance with a good marriage. Which is what Victorian era society was obsessed
with and what the likes of Jane Austen abhorred. Like the other chosen sources, this source
analyzes the motivation behind the author and how it influences the whole of the work.

Wainwright, Martin. "Emily Bront Hits the Heights in Poll to Find Greatest Love Story."
The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 2007. Web. 25 May 2016.

This source is an article about a poll that was taken by UKTV Drama asking readers what
was their favorite romance novel. Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights placed in the top 1;
Wuthering Heights topped off the charts. The article explained that romance readers want

The Editors of Encyclopdia Britannica. "Romanticism." Encyclopedia


Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 25 May 2016.

"Pride and Prejudice - Introduction" Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism Ed. Russel


Whitaker. Vol. 150. Gale Cengage 2005 eNotes.com 30 Apr, 2016