In The Novel “Pride And Prejudice”, By Jane Austen, Elizabeth

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In the novel “Pride and Prejudice”, by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet, an opinionated, middle classed woman, falls in love with Mr. Darcy, a rich man that she previously hated. Mr. Darcy looks past her lower social class and lets himself love her. The novel examines the issues of feminism, and post structural challenges and the idea that women are more limited to social obligations. In Feminist criticism, the lens allows the reader to see how different races and genders are distinguished differently based on the time period and/or setting. While Pride and Prejudice is a novel about Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s underrated love story, by looking at it from a perspective of feminist criticism we are able to see a judgment of social…show more content…
(we won 't be getting into that) In the novel, the role of women, especially the upper class in England at the time are supposed to look beautiful, be educated, marry quickly, preferably to someone with wealth and security at their convenience. The women in this novel are all equally the same, considering they’re all supposed to be the same. The 18th century women are all looking for the same thing, security; the satisfaction that they will be provided for. As well as the men are all the same, in the sense that they all know their part in society. They are raised to want a woman to stay at home with their kids and to want nothing more than their husbands. Therefore, let 's take a closer look into the novel with a feminist lens. There is no secret that this book sets different standards for both genders. The author puts plenty of scenarios where women are objectified differently than men. The reader or audience gets a sense of the different standards that women are supposed to have. “At length, quite exhausted by the attempt to be amused with her own book, which she had only chosen because it was the second volume of his, she gave a great yawn and said, ‘How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! –When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” (Jane Austen,

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