Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen

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The comical novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen depicts the love life of women in the early 1800’s. Austen shows the hardships young women in that time period had to go threw to find their place in this world. Women were thought of as objects to the men, they were supposed to be stay at home mothers, or simple just a accessory to their partner. Women were the subordinates in life, as they still are today. Austen tells the story of how Mrs. Bennet (a mother of 5) works tirelessly to get her daughters married off to an upper class of people. Despite her hard efforts the only way she can achieve her goal is if her husband is willing to help. In Pride and Prejudice Austen uses impactful events to show how the women in this time period …show more content…

In many instances the reader is shown that the women in Pride and Prejudice are at the mercy of their male counter parts. No big decisions can be made without alerting and asking permission of the male counter part. The reader gets a good look of the feminist criticism in the last few lines of chapter one. The reader can also quickly conclude that the women and the men of this novel are not equal. The novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen follows the time line of women being oppressed and their male counter parts fully controlling life and what opportunities women may get. No matter what the women in this novel will always be see as inferior by one male counter part or another despite how smart and hardworking she may be. For that reason Id like to take a deeper look into the feminist criticism in Pride and Prejudice. By showing how the women solely rely on the man, for income and for social class.
In chapter one of Pride and Prejudice it is revealed that a young, single, and wealth man has moved into the neighborhood that the Bennet girls live in. Which is great news, meaning now the girls have a chance to rise in social class and become wealthy, all because of a man named Bingley. At the end of chapter one page six Mrs. Bennet says “ It will be no use to us, if twenty such should come, since you will not visit them,” Mrs. Bennet is saying this to her husband. Mr. Bennet has all of the power in this

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