What is the significance of Jane Austen's chosen title Persuasion?  

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In the exact same way that Austen's other titles indicate her novels' central themes, the title Persuasion indicates that Austen's central theme deals with Austen's perspective on a person's ability to be persuaded. In the same way that Austen analyzes the follies and virtues of both pride and prejudice in Pride and Prejudice and the folly of emotionalism, or sensibility, in comparison with the virtue of rational thought, or sense, in Sense and Sensbility , Austen also analyzes both the...

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