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Analysis of Mansfield Park from the Post-Colonial Perspective

Author CaoWei
Tutor JiShengLei
School Hebei Normal
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Jane Austen Mansfield Park Post-colonial Orientalism
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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\The work was published in 1814, known as the most perfect of thought, the character most modern a novel, works focused to promote the dominance of love in marriage, as well as the importance of traditional morality, Austin Idea comprehensive theme reflects the sharp, depicting the most wonderful masterpiece. Works protagonist Fanny was born poor, but always embrace a good heart. For love, Fanny always maintain the purity of the soul, and finally to pure, noble win the blessing of true love. The past, most of the scholars from the character's personality, level of refraction of moral and marriage principles \From the perspective of post-colonialism, the author of novels comprehensive and detailed analysis, dig out the post-colonial novel embodied in the characterization, geographic layout elements. Jane Austen English Romanticism late writer, is generally believed that due to the limitations of the living environment, social experience, and ideological factors, her work is mostly limited to the characters emotional entanglements and marriage theme, does not seem to involve the field of ideological and political . However, through the analysis, I believe that \Growth during the colonial expansion of the British imperialists Jane Austen superiority under the influence of the British Empire state system, national culture, moral values ??and family order, with the awareness of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and colonial imperialism, which works in the stream exposed the imperialist policy of colonial expansion and the recognition and praise. In the novel, she is described according to their own imagination Oriental colonial peoples, and put them in the position of \evaluation and standards. In this thesis, the use of post-colonial theory to study the impact of colonialism on Jane Austen extremely novel \This paper uses the theory of Edward Said's Orientalism to interpret the novel contains elements of colonialism. In this thesis consists of three chapters: the first chapter analyzes the the colonizers image represented by the representative character of the novels of Sir Thomas and Fanny. The second chapter, use the theory of Orientalism analysis of the locations in the novel metaphors inherent in the colonial ideology. The third chapter from the slave trade, analyzes the novel reflects the colonial ideology.

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