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Feedback (Examen comentado). Febrero 2014 - Nacional / UE (A)

I.-Aphra Behn, dissenting academies, Charles II.

II.- 1) A Modest Proposal, 2) c, 3) a, 4) c

III.-Your answer should have elaborated on most of the ideas below:

• Lady Catherine is overbearing, interferring, officious, unintelligent, unaccomplished, bigotted and selfish. She is a virtuous, affluent widow taken to a logical extreme. Lady Catherine's disposition is that of preserving.

Elizabeth is largely individualistic and intelligent and likes excitement. For Austen, moral life is located in emotional intelligence. Her morality is praiseworthy: important to her are friendship and love, the mutual reciprocation of kindness and concern by people―sisters, lovers or friends. Elizabeth's disposition is that of improving.

• Lady Catherine is a country widow who believes in the consolidation of estates for the preservation of family rather than for profit. Her interest in the well-being of her tenants extends to the principle of state management. What makes Lady Catherine such a negative figure is just how she works to maintain the old agrarian feudal stability, not only opposing change but restoring or maintaining a system that does not have much change. She suggests the failure rather than the success of the aristocracy. Her defense of the agrarian system represents the convergence of agrarianism with empire.

Elizabeth is presented on the side of nature, feeling, impulse, originality, spontaneity. She learns to take class into account. She is witty and self-confident and depicts for us what is flawed and irresistible about real people.

• Lady Catherine is socially established and formal.

Elizabeth is an independent and informal young lady who, initially, refuses the prevailing social order in terms of marriage.

• Although Lady Catherine worries profoundly over her family, Lady Anne does not turn...