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Character Analysis in Persuasion

Character Analysis Examples in Persuasion:

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"she was only Anne..."   (Chapter 1)

Anne is the only member of this household who has developed her mind and spirit. She is undervalued because her father and sister value only superficial things.

 

"He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy..."   (Chapter 1)

Austen describes a man whose attention is centered on superficial qualities—his looks and his status. Both of of these characteristics are acquired by heredity rather than by effort.

 

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