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Satire, Burlesque or Parody?

Xenia
2018-03-13 17:15:10

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There is a possibility that this text is parody, which imitates some popular novels that mirrored the social and historical context in that age by a humorous way. The evidence to support this argument could be found in page 5. “It is scarcely possible that two men should be so grossly deceived her at once.” As we know that is not true, for there are three men are captivated by Susan at least (James Marin, Mr. Reginald and Mr. Manwaring). Such a charming but scheming woman was descripted by Jane Austen in Lady Susan. Its audiences can be recognized as Jane Austen’s families, in that Lady Susan is one of early compositions of her and hadn’t been published after being finished. Therefore, this text could be an entertaining parody for her to write and for her families to read as well.

Lady Susan might not be exactly what we think of when we think of “Jane Austen”. Although some imagination of Jane Austen from us when we are reading Lady

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读书笔记 谢绝转载

There is a possibility that this text is parody, which imitates some popular novels that mirrored the social and historical context in that age by a humorous way. The evidence to support this argument could be found in page 5. “It is scarcely possible that two men should be so grossly deceived her at once.” As we know that is not true, for there are three men are captivated by Susan at least (James Marin, Mr. Reginald and Mr. Manwaring). Such a charming but scheming woman was descripted by Jane Austen in Lady Susan. Its audiences can be recognized as Jane Austen’s families, in that Lady Susan is one of early compositions of her and hadn’t been published after being finished. Therefore, this text could be an entertaining parody for her to write and for her families to read as well.

Lady Susan might not be exactly what we think of when we think of “Jane Austen”. Although some imagination of Jane Austen from us when we are reading Lady Susan could be resemble those when reading Henry Austen’s work, others should be different. According to Henry Austen’s work, there is no doubt that Jane Austen had an elegant stature and behavior, showed as “Her stature was that of true elegance”. Those descriptions are similar with what we can speculate about Jane Austen in Lady Susan. The evidence could be found in page 10 “a woman of high intellectual powers”. We assume that Jane Austen was a woman as intellectual as Lady Susan. Yet Jane knew such a woman like Susan without kind-heartedness, in that she was represented as a “dangerous creature” in page 4, which provides another evidence to assume Jane had already gained an insight into humanity as a teenager girl.

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