This product consists of a 14 minute illustrated talk on video analyzing the characters of the Musgrove family and Mary in 'Persuasion' by Jane Austen. The Musgroves are contrasted with the Elliots and insights are presented into each character as well as themes which relate to them. Mary's character is examined and her dialogue as it is shown to reveal her character and aspects of her comic and satiric contribution to the novel. This resource should provide valuable perceptions of these creations of Jane Austen's as well as stimulating further discussion and scrutiny of characterization and themes in the novel.
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