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dc.contributor Barrios, Sharon
dc.contributor.advisor Traver, Teresa
dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, Melanie
dc.contributor.other Traver, John
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-02T22:30:34Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-02T22:30:34Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/214583
dc.description.abstract This thesis discusses Jane Austen’s use of humor in her written works and the role humor plays to impart moral lessons to her readers. I borrow from a quote in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman to examine Austen’s judiciousness and humor in her narration, satire of human follies, and character comparisons. As a satirist, Austen enables readers to laugh at human foolishness through her characters’ ridiculousness and to privately examine their own antics. By juxtaposing her foolish characters with wiser and more teachable characters, Austen encourages readers to reform, to judge independently, and to treat others with sympathy. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CSU, Chico en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Humor en_US
dc.subject Moral lessons en_US
dc.subject Satire en_US
dc.title Jane Austen, "A judicious person with some turn for humor" en_US
dc.college Humanities and Fine Arts en_US
dc.program English en_US
dc.degree MA en_US

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