History Literature / Persuasion

30th Aug '16 12:54:29 AM PaulA
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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: You can actually hear Captain Wentworth's heart break when he offers to walk Anne home in the rain with his umbrella, and the for-once-oblivious heroine innocently says she already has an escort -- Mr. Elliot. What's worse, the ladies in Capain Wentworth's company immediately start gossiping about Anne and Mr. Elliot as soon-to-be-engaged.

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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: You can actually hear Captain Wentworth's heart break when he offers to walk Anne home in the rain with his umbrella, and the for-once-oblivious heroine innocently says she already has an escort -- Mr. Elliot. What's worse, the ladies in Capain Captain Wentworth's company immediately start gossiping about Anne and Mr. Elliot as soon-to-be-engaged.
13th Aug '16 9:00:10 PM LadyNorbert
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Wentworth gets one of the most gorgeous in literature: "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope..."



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Wentworth gets one of the most gorgeous in literature: "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope..."



* BlueBlood: Sir Walter is a baronet and he takes a great pride in it. His daughters Elizabeth and Mary are similarly proud. Their great cousins, the Dalrymple are even more noble aristocracy.

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* BlueBlood: Sir Walter is a baronet and he takes a great pride in it. His daughters Elizabeth and Mary are similarly proud. Their great cousins, the Dalrymple Dalrymples, are even more noble aristocracy.



* EnglishRose: Anne Elliot. She used to be a very pretty girl who has lost her bloom and still has modest beauty with regular features and mild brown eyes. She re-gains her appeal later. She's a sweet lady with an elegant and cultured mind who is admired and respected by people from her neighbourhood.
* ExactEavesdropping: While on the overlong walk with the Musgroves, Anne takes a rest in a spot concealed by some hedgerows. Then Louisa and Wentworth walk by, expressing some rather passionate opinions on how deplorable it is to be easily persuaded and the story of Anne turning down Charles Musgrove's proposal, which Louisa attributes to Lady Russell's influence (it was really about Anne's lack of love for him). Which informs Anne quite painfully of just how angry Wentworth still is at her, and that she'll probably have to watch him marry Louisa.

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* EnglishRose: Anne Elliot. She used to be a very pretty girl who has lost her bloom and still has modest beauty with regular features and mild brown eyes. She re-gains regains her appeal later. She's a sweet lady with an elegant and cultured mind who is admired and respected by people from her neighbourhood.
* ExactEavesdropping: While on the overlong walk with the Musgroves, Anne takes a rest in a spot concealed by some hedgerows. Then Louisa and Wentworth walk by, expressing some rather passionate opinions on how deplorable it is to be easily persuaded and the story of Anne turning down Charles Musgrove's proposal, which Louisa attributes to Lady Russell's influence (it was really about Anne's lack of love for him). Which This informs Anne quite painfully of just how angry Wentworth still is at her, and that she'll probably have to watch him marry Louisa.



* {{Foil}}: Louisa Musgrove to Anne, as love interest for Captain Wentworth. Louisa is more spirited and cheerful than Anne, but she can't compare to Anne's intelligence. Captain Wentworth also compares them and thinks that while Anne was weak and irresolute Louisa's character is firm.

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* {{Foil}}: Louisa Musgrove to Anne, as a love interest for Captain Wentworth. Louisa is more spirited and cheerful than Anne, but she can't compare to Anne's intelligence. Captain Wentworth also compares them and thinks that while Anne was weak and irresolute Louisa's character is firm.



* HeirClubForMen: Sir Walter's estate Kellynch Hall is entailed and he has no son. His heir presumptive is Mr Elliot, a distant cousin to his daughters. The family wished he would marry the eldest daughter Elizabeth, but he married a low-born woman for money.

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* HeirClubForMen: Sir Walter's estate Kellynch Hall is entailed entailed, and he has no son. his only son was stillborn. His heir presumptive is Mr Mr. Elliot, a distant cousin to his daughters. The family wished he would marry the eldest daughter Elizabeth, but he married a low-born woman for money.



* [[IllGirl Ill Woman]]: Anne's best friend Mrs. Smith.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Sir Walter Elliot. He lead an expensive life and cared very little for his estate or money situation. At the beginning of the novel, he cannot be blind to the situation that he's deep in debts any more. His estate is let and he has to relocate to a smaller house at Bath.



* [[IllGirl Ill Woman]]: Anne's best friend Mrs. Smith.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Sir Walter Elliot. He lead an expensive life and cared very little for his estate or money situation. At the beginning of the novel, he can no longer be blind to the fact that he's deep in debt. His estate is let and he has to relocate to a smaller house at Bath.



* TheMatchmaker: Lady Russell -- she has a similar success record to [[{{Literature/Emma}} Emma Woodhouse]]. She claims she is no matchmaker because she knows how tricky is to know anybody, but she tries persuade Anne that she and Mr Elliot would make a wonderful couple. She sees Anne in her mother footsteps, taking her place. The image is pleasing to Anne, if only there was no Mr Elliot, future Sir William, involved.

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* TheMatchmaker: Lady Russell -- she has a similar success record to [[{{Literature/Emma}} Emma Woodhouse]]. She claims she is no matchmaker because she knows how tricky is to know anybody, but she tries persuade Anne that she and Mr Mr. Elliot would make a wonderful couple. She sees Anne in her mother footsteps, taking her place. The image is pleasing to Anne, Anne - if only there was no Mr Mr. Elliot, future Sir William, involved.



** Mr William Elliot of the Kellynch family and a future baronet (Sir Walter's heir presumptive) married a low born woman from a butcher's family who was vastly rich. He wanted to be wealthy quickly and independent, and when he was young, he did not value the baronetcy and Blue Blood connections a lot. His wife is said to have loved him a lot, but he did not love her and it's implied that he treated her rather harshly, if not outright cruelly. From what is known he must have been at least emotionally abusive to her. It's probable that Mr Elliot did not mix with her family after her death, so her family gained very little from this marriage while Mr Eliot was all take and no give.

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** Mr Mr. William Elliot of the Kellynch family and is a future baronet (Sir Walter's heir presumptive) who married a low born woman from a butcher's family who was vastly rich. He wanted to be wealthy quickly and independent, and when he was young, he did not value the baronetcy and Blue Blood connections a lot.very much. His wife is said to have loved him a lot, but he did not love her and it's implied that he treated her rather harshly, if not outright cruelly. From what is known he must have been at least emotionally abusive to her. It's probable that Mr Elliot did not mix with her family after her death, so her family gained very little from this marriage while Mr Eliot was all take and no give.



** Anne is 27 when the novel beggns, and she thinks she will not get married at all because she still thinks of her first suitor and is sure she could never love anybody else.

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** Anne is 27 when the novel beggns, begins, and she thinks she will not get married at all because she still thinks of her first suitor and is sure she could never love anybody else.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Charles Musgrove and Charles Hayter. Charles and Mary Musgrove's eldest son is also named Charles. Mrs Smith's late husband was also called Charles, but he doesn't actually appear in the book.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Charles Musgrove and Charles Hayter. Charles and Mary Musgrove's eldest son is also named Charles. Mrs Mrs. Smith's late husband was also called Charles, but he doesn't actually appear in the book.



* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Anne claims Lady Russell's advice was wrong, but she (Anne) was right to yield to the advice of a friend regardless. Wentworth doesn't contradict her. Semi-Justified it was a time when Anne was more passive and felt the need for reason.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Anne claims Lady Russell's advice was wrong, but she (Anne) was right to yield to the advice of a friend regardless. Wentworth doesn't contradict her. Semi-Justified as it was a time when Anne was more passive and felt the need for reason.



** Half the book is spent trying to convince the reader that Wentworth has fallen in love with Louisa, which Anne is completely sure of until she is informed that [[spoiler:Louisa is marrying Captain Benwick.]]

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** Half the book is spent trying to convince the reader that Wentworth has fallen in love with Louisa, of which Anne is completely sure of until she is informed that [[spoiler:Louisa is marrying Captain Benwick.]]



* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: You can actually hear Captain Wentworth's heart break when he offers to walk Anne home in the rain with his umbrella, and the for-once-oblivious heroine innocently says she already has an escort -- Mr Elliot. What's worse, the ladies in Capain Wentworth's company immediately start gossiping about Anne and Mr Elliot as soon-to-be-engaged.

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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: You can actually hear Captain Wentworth's heart break when he offers to walk Anne home in the rain with his umbrella, and the for-once-oblivious heroine innocently says she already has an escort -- Mr Mr. Elliot. What's worse, the ladies in Capain Wentworth's company immediately start gossiping about Anne and Mr Mr. Elliot as soon-to-be-engaged.



** Wentworth had not saved anything from his naval career, and so had only hopes that he would be able to, leading to Lady Russell's objections.

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** Wentworth had not saved anything from his naval career, and so had only hopes that he would be able to, to do so in the future, leading to Lady Russell's objections.
2nd Jul '16 10:34:51 AM Sarah1281
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* ExactEavesdropping: While on the overlong walk with the Musgroves, Anne takes a rest in a spot concealed by some hedgerows. Then Louisa and Wentworth walk by, expressing some rather passionate opinions on how deplorable it is to be easily persuaded and the story of Anne turning down Charles Musgrove's proposal, which Louisa attributes to Lady Russell's influence (it was really about Anne's lck of love for him). Which informs Anne quite painfully of just how angry Wentworth still is at her, and that she'll probably have to watch him marry Louisa.

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* ExactEavesdropping: While on the overlong walk with the Musgroves, Anne takes a rest in a spot concealed by some hedgerows. Then Louisa and Wentworth walk by, expressing some rather passionate opinions on how deplorable it is to be easily persuaded and the story of Anne turning down Charles Musgrove's proposal, which Louisa attributes to Lady Russell's influence (it was really about Anne's lck lack of love for him). Which informs Anne quite painfully of just how angry Wentworth still is at her, and that she'll probably have to watch him marry Louisa.
14th Jun '16 1:20:46 AM PaulA
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* FirstLove: Anne's early romance with Captain Wentworth had been scuttled by her family, but she never forgot him. Their paths cross again years later and she has to watch him court others before eventually winning him back.
9th Jan '16 3:04:10 PM eowynjedi
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* ExactEavesdropping: While on the overlong walk with the Musgroves, Anne takes a rest in a spot concealed by some hedgerows. Then Louisa and Wentworth walk by, expressing some rather passionate opinions on how deplorable it is to be easily persuaded and the story of Anne turning down Charles Musgrove's proposal, which Louisa attributes to Lady Russell's influence (it was really about Anne's lck of love for him). Which informs Anne quite painfully of just how angry Wentworth still is at her, and that she'll probably have to watch him marry Louisa.



** Anne is 27 when the novel beggins, and she thinks she will not get married at all because she still thinks of her first suitor and is sure she could never love anybody else.

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** Anne is 27 when the novel beggins, beggns, and she thinks she will not get married at all because she still thinks of her first suitor and is sure she could never love anybody else.



* PlotInducedStupidity: Even fans of the novel have trouble understanding how everyone except Anne loses the ability to function when Louisa Musgrove falls off the wall, especially since nearly all of the men in the party are high naval officers that have been to war. It's implied later that Captain Wentworth at least was under the complete shock that (what he sees as) his encouragement of Louisa's impetuousness may have caused her death; the others' reactions might be attributed to the Bystander Effect, a phenomenon in which individuals hesitate to offer help to a victim when other people are present.
** Seriously, you see a friend or sister apparently killed before your eyes and see how calm you are. Charles, Mary and Henrietta are not very practical effective people at the best of times and as for the naval officers, they expect to see blood on shipboard and in battle ''not'' on holiday in Lyme.

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* PlotInducedStupidity: Even fans of the novel have trouble understanding how When Louisa falls, everyone except but Anne loses goes into a total panic. Not surprising for the ability to function when Louisa Musgrove falls off Musgroves, but the wall, especially since nearly all of the men two naval captains in the party are high naval officers that have been to war. It's implied certainly seen injuries before. Wentworth's later remarks on the vent imply that Captain Wentworth at least he was under the complete shock that (what horror-struck because he sees as) his encouragement of Louisa's impetuousness may have caused thought he had encouraged her death; the others' reactions might be attributed to the Bystander Effect, a phenomenon in which individuals hesitate to offer help to a victim when other people are present.
** Seriously, you see a friend or sister apparently killed before your eyes and see how calm you are. Charles, Mary and Henrietta are not very practical effective people at the best of times and as for the naval officers, they expect to see blood on shipboard and in battle ''not'' on holiday in Lyme.
impetuousness.



** Mr. Elliot for Anne

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** Mr. Elliot for AnneAnne.



** Charles Hayter is trying to secure a position to enable him to marry Henrietta.

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** Charles Hayter is trying to secure a curate position to enable him to marry Henrietta.
8th Jan '16 9:13:28 AM eowynjedi
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14th Dec '15 12:20:50 PM roxana
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* EatingTheEyecandy: Mr Elliot totally checks Anne out when he spots her in Lyme Regis without knowing who she is.

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* EatingTheEyecandy: Mr Elliot totally checks Anne out when he spots her in Lyme Regis without knowing who she is. Anne quite enjoys the appreciation.
20th Sep '15 5:30:39 PM nombretomado
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* RegencyEngland: The NapoleonicWars provide the historical backdrop.

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* RegencyEngland: The NapoleonicWars UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars provide the historical backdrop.
8th Apr '15 11:03:54 AM roxana
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** Seriously, you see a friend or sister apparently killed before your eyes and see how calm you are. Charles, Mary and Henrietta are not very practical effective people at the best of times and as for the naval officers, they expect to see blood on shipboard and in battle ''not'' on holiday in Lyme.
14th Jan '15 5:35:21 AM XFllo
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* ChristmasCake: Although the story doesn't take place in Japan, the concept is hinted to apply not to Anne, but to Elizabeth who despite pushing thirty (an at least borderline spinster age for a woman in this society) is widely considered to be even more attractive than a decade ago, while both of her ''younger'' sisters are said to have their best years aside of them, in terms of looks. It's her personality and pickiness what keeps her from getting married and it's mentioned that Elizabeth is starting to feel self-conscious about her age.


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* OldMaid: The concept is hinted to apply to both Anne and Elizabeth.
** Elizabeth is pushing thirty which was at least borderline spinster age for a woman in this society. However, she is widely considered to be even more attractive than a decade ago, while both of her ''younger'' sisters are said to have their best years aside of them, in terms of looks. It's her personality and pickiness what keeps her from getting married and it's mentioned that Elizabeth is starting to feel self-conscious about her age.
** Anne is 27 when the novel beggins, and she thinks she will not get married at all because she still thinks of her first suitor and is sure she could never love anybody else.
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