Persuasion by Jane Austen
...aristocracy, their prejudice, the Royal Navy, post-military times and the topic of persuasion itself.
For my critical analysis I have chosen a short passage from chapter 4. This extract is a kind of explanation, why it is so dreadfully undesirable for Anne to marry Frederick Wentworth. This man has neither fortune nor proper acquaintances which might be beneficial for Anne Elliot, a daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, once... Persuasion by Jane Austen
“Anne Elliot, with all her claims of birth, beauty, and mind, to throw herself away at nineteen; involve herself at nineteen in an engagement with a young man, who had nothing but himself to recommend him, and no hopes of attaining affluence, but in the chances...