This product consists of a 17 minute illustrated talk on video dealing with the characters of Anne and Lady Russell in 'Persuasion' by Jane Austen. It provides insights into the theme of persuasion as it relates to Anne and her character and the role of Lady Russell in guiding Anne's actions. The question of Anne's susceptibility to persuasion is dealt with as well as a general outline of her merits and values. Other themes are touched on as they are reflected in these characters. This resource should engage students in the debate as to the power of persuasion in general while stimulating discussion about the nature of these two characters in the novel.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License