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Comedy deals with the conflict between illusion and reality ; “ Know thyself ! " is
the imperative of every comic writer . Miss Austen began to write as a child and
wrote all her life . In her first novels , Sense and Sensibility and Northanger
not so much of humor as of savage comedy with no good nature in it at all . These
characters are most evident when he is attacking social injustice or flaws in the
social code . Bumble , Heep , and Gradgrind are typical figures of savage ...
The narrator is at once of and outside the society described , detached enough to
know that it is comic and to rejoice in the comedy , but her affection for it such that
no comedy was ever less satirical ; the humor is an expression of love , the ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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