Each essay should consist of two sections, one on the topic theme in the context of Persuasion, the other on the treatment of the same topic in one other novel read this term. Set the theme in an argument. (e.g., “The military man in Austen is always seen, not as a warrior, but in the context of a domestic society.”) 1. Houses play an important part in these novels. They are obviously settings. But like characters, they possess names, and they also own distinctive traits. Discuss what we learn about Austen’s characters from the houses they live in or visit. (for argument’s sake, you may include here The White Hart Hotel in Persuasion.) Please choose Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey or Pride & Prejudice as the 2nd novel along with Persuasion. No cover page just 3 pages of writing please.