Jane Austen is a representative of the British modern literature writer, her from the Angle of women of the age in which the social phenomena and the ideas of the masses factually has carried on the detailed characterization and description. Jane Austin ? book, including "pride and prejudice" Emma "northanger Abbey", etc. The ? northanger Abbey is Jane Austin last published novel. In the work, the author mainly discusses the bumpy experience of a girl from an ordinary background in the Victorian era in pursuit of her true love. Catherine, the heroine of the novel, meets her lover tierney during a trip. Due to her other suitor thorpe by every means obstruct, Catherine and tierney's love has gone through a lot of trials and tribulations. Thorpe, for example, first induced his sister to marry Catherine's brother for the greater good. Then use all kinds of tricks to stop Catherine and tierney walking together. In the end, Catherine and tierney in the joint role of the two people's love is finally the fruit of the fruit. In the novel, the writer Jane Austin reaffirmed love a timeless theme in the novel, that is to be well, jack shall have Jill. At the same time, in the novel, the truth once again defeats reality instead of being defeated by reality. Although the sincere and kind-hearted people will be fooled by the fate, but, after experiencing a lot of devil's temptation, will eventually get the favor of the god of fate. On the contrary, although those who claim to be smart and have a high IQ will have temporary advantages in life, love and social development, they will pay a heavy price for their hypocrisy and callousness in later life.
Northanger Abbey is a representative work of austen. While telling about the growth of women, the author also describes the social phenomenon and various forms of the time from the following aspects.
In Britain at that time, the industrial revolution had brought great wealth to the society. People marvel at the magic of money and its purchasing power. For any person, no matter what class he was born in, no matter how he acquired a large amount of money and wealth to show off. Money, then, was his passport to the top. Under the action of money, he can satisfy almost all his desires. For example, you can make friends with aristocrats or even become a member of aristocrats directly. You can get yourself into the upper class. You can also use money to get yourself an official position in the government of the society. In the novel, a lot of ugly faces, can be in the packaging of money under the parade. Many of the originally despised despicable ACTS, because of the money associated with it, that is, the personal so-called glorious struggle history. Any man with money bills himself as a successful man. On the contrary, a person of ordinary family background, even a poor person, even if he has a star-like dazzling light of human nature, in the face of secular money, it is difficult to get public recognition. In this money-oriented, distorted society, everything is evaluated and exchanged for money. The so-called thousand gold hard to buy the truth, but also just stay in some literary and artistic novels. As a female writer in the new era, Austin criticized this society full of the smell of money. Because in this kind of society, what is generated can only be the greed of people's material desire, rather than the truth and beauty on which the society ultimately depends for survival.
In Austin's northanger Abbey, women's marriage is not only a major event that affects and changes their own destiny, but also a major event that affects and changes the destiny of the whole family. As a result, families with daughters struggle to package their daughters. Let them wear fashionable clothes, let them learn to behave like a lady, let them actively participate in all kinds of social activities, in addition to leisure and relaxation, another main purpose is to find a rich and powerful son-in-law. Without love, there may be a little love, but more is a comprehensive evaluation of social wealth. From each other's wealth, to each other's family background and social status, etc., are the main, or even the only criteria for a daughter's future marriage partner selection. Those who boldly pursue love will be laughed at and opposed by their elders, and those who marry into a rich family and change the fate of the whole family seem to become a family hero. This is a society where love can be bought and sold. In northanger Abbey, austen criticized this phenomenon of society through the different destinies of different women.
In the face of money and benefits, many people show their true colors. The hypocrisy and guile of human nature, the arrogance in interests and the hypocrisy and victimization in social rules are all incisively and vividly demonstrated in the works. An elder brother is willing to sacrifice his sister's happiness in pursuit of a woman. A friend in the face of profit temptation, can tear the face to betray. If we say that the hypocrisy of human nature is only a case in the works, the darkness of human nature in the works has been more strongly expressed. Austen used literary pen to express her hope and expectation for society. Among the ten thousand kinds of hypocrisy in society, the author still USES the fate fluctuation and ending of the hostess to convey a different human ending to the readers. Only when the original truth and goodness are retained on the human level can the destiny be favored by god. Austin drew a direct contrast between the hypocrisy of the society he described and the white paper paradise created by religion. In contrast, it is more clear to show the appearance and quality of all living beings in the world.
In short, Austin described various current situations of British society at that time in northanger Abbey, including people's blind worship of the magic of money, regarding love and marriage as an equivalent exchange, and the greed, guile and hypocrisy of human nature shown in the communication of human nature.