must uphold high standards with strong morals as well as pureness in both body and mind. Jane Austen depicts the main characters of her novels as being strong individuals in the midst of these societal standards. These significant morals in Northanger Abbey, influence the characters, such as Catherine and Isabella, in how they make their decisions. Additionally, the main character Catherine Morland, a young lady, learns the ways of presenting herself in the best light possible. Plots of deception
When Henry met Catherine: Henry’s Function in the Plot of Northanger abbey and How it Influences Catherine her Naivety In Jane Austen’s Northanger abbey, Henry Tilney plays the role of the antagonist the exposition and complication of the plot. However, his function changes in the role of an important supportive character. He helps Catherine Morland to overcome her naivety. This paper will analyse the diverse roles Henry plays at different moments in the plot, and how these roles influence Catherine
Although described as being plain, awkward, and occasionally stupid Catherine Morland, the main character in Northanger Abbey, will later become a heroine when she gets older. The author, Jane Austen, tells a story of a young Catherine who doesn’t resemble any of the characteristics of what heroines are thought to be, she lacks in artistic and academic ability, she doesn’t have a good family background, and she is not very good looking. Throughout the story Jane Austen uses literary devices such
readers understand the characters and their context. Northanger Abbey is no exception. Austen’s first novel depicts a young women named Catherine who is captivated by the world of Gothic novels, so much so that she creates her own reality that reflects her beloved novels. In these depictions she turns her daily life into haunting tales of deceit, terror and debauchery. Perhaps her most ridiculous fantasy is that of Northanger Abbey itself, Northanger symbolizes mystery, discovery and disappointment.