Critical Criticism Of Emma By Jane Austen

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Introduction Jane Austen started writing with the aim of entertaining his family but she turned out to be a great pioneer of the feminist movement in English literature. In her writing, Jane Austen is able to distinguish between the genders in her country. It is this her critical point of view that causes her to be considered a member in the feminist movement. Her significance in the feminist convention is clearly seen in that in her novels, she reflects the condition of a woman, especially of the middle class, in an inanimate manner. Her writing depicts her as a critical judge of her society. According to Henry Bonell, the style that is used by Jane Austen, however simple, is not naïve, the themes, however profound, are not superficial, her…show more content…
In the creation of the heroine in the novel, she uses ironic humor. Emma, who is the heroine in this novel, represents the view that is held by both the author and the women of middle class. Austen identifies a social problem and then solves it from the women`s point of view. She draws a lot of attention from her spectators to the heroine of her novel Emma and makes her to be seen as a highly important woman in Highbury. According to Bowen, Austen has depicted the heroine of her novel in enjoyable light and reflects how lively and full of fun their lives are. She reflects the weaknesses of the characters that she uses without making them seem valueless to the…show more content…
She indeed is a complex heroine. This is so because it is not something simple to know that what she observes and thinks or her imaginations are wrong. Lionel Thrilling remarks that it is inevitable that a reader will get attached to this witty character because her energy, intelligence and style are impressive to the reader (153). Emma is courageous enough to express her thoughts without minding the way other people may take her. The independent manners that she possesses are what make her quite revolutionary. An example is shown when she talks with Harriet on marriage where her female identity becomes evident, ”If I know myself, Harriet, mine is an active, busy mind, with a great many independent resources; and I do not perceive why I should be more in want of employment at forty or fifty than one-and-twenty. Woman’s usual occupations of eye and hand and mind will be as open to me then, as they are now; or with no important variation. If I draw less, I shall read more; if I give up music, I shall take to carpet work.” (Emma
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