romtest2 - 19 October 2007 Professor Heydt-Stevenson ENG...

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19 October 2007 Professor Heydt-Stevenson ENG 4574 Exam Attempt 2: 1.  Why has Edgeworth included such detailed allusions to the novel  Paul and  Virginia  in her own novel  Belinda ? In the novel Belinda , Maria Edgeworth included such detailed allusions to Paul and Virginia , to provide a dialogue with the two novels. So many readers were familiar with St. Pierre’s work that Paul and Virginia could be alluded to with its revolutionary political views. The reference to Paul and Virginia provides references to revolutionary upbringings that Edgeworth suggests throughout her commentary on gender issues. The commentary on relationships such as Lord and Lady Delacour’s contrasted with the Perceivals suggests a radical revolutionary stance through the Perceival’s loving, nurturing, and healthily functioning union. The same healthy union is suggested in the semi-utopian beginning of Paul and Virginia . Edgeworth also created a dialogue between the two novels to provide a political import so that she can discuss issues through the lens
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 4574 taught by Professor Steveheydt during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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romtest2 - 19 October 2007 Professor Heydt-Stevenson ENG...

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