Literary Devices Used in the Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Compared to Literary Devices Used in Emma by Jane Austen

Literary Devices Used in The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Compared to Literary Devices Used in Emma by Jane Austen

(3) British women writers, whose works we have studied, lived, created and published their novels in different periods of time and in different stages of literary development. This can be noticed, among other things, in their use of literary styles, points of view, forms and structures. Choose two novels we have read and examine, compare and contrast them with respect to the use of some (or all) of the above mentioned artistic devices.

    Jane Austen’s novels are generally known for the satirical portraits of village life, marriage theme and strong heroines, however during Romantic period most of the writers had different interests and values. She did not receive much recognition while she was alive. Her identity as a novelist was revealed after her death. Emma was published in 1815 and it is considered to be one of the Austen's best novel. The novel Emma is not deviating from this concept of remarkable heroin, who is pretty, strong and intelligent, however not perfect. Not only the story, but also the literary devices used in Emma are quite unique. I would like to compare the genre, the writing style, the tone and the narrator's point of view in the two books – Emma by Jane Austen and The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. The novel The Mill on the Floss was published in 1860. It is the most autobiographical novel as the character of Maggie Tulliver faces many similar problems that Eliot had to face in her life. Since both of these books have been written in the 19th century and by British women writers, it is interesting to compare artistic devices used in both novels.
    The genre in Austen's Emma is a comedy of manners. According to Oxford dictionary, a comedy of manners is a a play, novel, or film that gives a satirical portrayal of behaviour in a particular social group. In Emma people value modesty, self-control and good...