ID 474
Title Transcription
Austen ノ ショウセツ ト Shakespeare キゲキ ノ ヒカク ケンキュウ
Title Alternative
A Critical Comparison of Austen and Shakespeare
Author
Minato, Junko
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
Jane Austen's novels were written when the English novel was developing, so it is clear that Austen absorbed various elements of literature of her age and created the original style of her own. In Austen's novels there exists the conspicuous factors of plays in the Elizabethan Age. Indeed, Austen had enormous enthusiasm for plays of Shakespeare, who was one of her favorite dramatists. Shakespeare's comedies greatly contribute to Austen's cultivation of her comic spirit and selecting the main theme in her novels, or self-discovery. This essay is concerned with a critical comparison of Austen's novels and Shakespeare's comedies, especially comparing Emma with Twelfth Night, and Pride and Prejudice with Much Ado about Nothing. Both Austen and Shakespeare write their works about mistaking pretence for truth, which are described comically and vividly. By the way, there are two kinds of mistaking pretence for truth in Austen and Shakespeare. Many comic characters or fools in their works make these mistakes, but they do not go through the inner changes by these mistakes, so they cannot awake from their illusions in the essential meaning, while heroines, even if they mistake pretence for truth in the same way, can realize their inner changes through these errors. As a result, heroines can attain self-awareness or self-discovery from delusion, which is the most important theme of Austen and Shakespeare.
Journal Title
言語文化研究
ISSN
13405632
NCID
AN10436724
Volume
12
Start Page
1
End Page
16
Sort Key
1
Published Date
2005-02
Remark
公開日:2010年1月24日で登録したコンテンツは、国立情報学研究所において電子化したものです。
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
departments
Integrated Arts and Sciences