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Sense Versus Sensibility in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (Published)

Jane Austen (1775-1817) stresses that an individual has a right to self-respect and self-expression within the conventional social norms which is effectively explored in Sense and Sensibility (1811) a story about two Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Marianne’s way is subjective, intuitive, implying confidence in the natural goodness of human nature when untrammelled by convention. Her view is corrected by the more cautious orthodoxy of Elinor, who mistrusts her own desires, and requires even her reason to seek the support of objective evidence. At the end, we are forced to ask ourselves which mode Austen chooses. Does sense solve every problem, does sense deal adequately with life? Elinor, the apotheosis of sense, shows us that it does not: she is not saved from the miseries of despair, though outwardly she is able to bear them with greater composure than her sister; she does not make a marriage of convenience, but a marriage of love to a far from wealthy clergyman. Marianne, on the other hand, over-compensates for her early want of sense by making, perhaps a sensible marriage. So, it can be concluded that neither mode is adequate. But the mode of sense enables an individual to take a practical view of life as the critic, Ian Watt (1917-1999) has praised the apotheosis of sense, Elinor who “took a more realistic view of what the individual can concede without losing his integrity.”

Keywords: Convention, Integrity, Jane Austen, Marriage, Sense and Sensibility

Employment Problems for Disabled People, a Study of ILO Convention and Domestic Laws (Published)

Employment is considered as a crucial moment in the life of every individual who is capable of working. It takes a special significance when related to the social inclusion and the guaranteeing of economic independence for the disabled people in working age. This article aims to analyze the employment state of the disabled people in Albania as well as to shed light on the difficulties this target group faces in realizing and exercising the right of employment. This is made by analyzing international and the national legislation. Is this completed and above all is it being implemented? We have analyzed the employment situation of the disabled people in our country, the preventing factors which do not allow the law to be applied? Under the social-economic aspect is it better for this target group to be treated with social assistance or direct social governing policies towards a maximum potential integration for a real and guaranteed employment? Sample page: European –American Journal (Politics and Law)

Keywords: Convention, Disabilities, Domestic Laws, Employment