Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"
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This paper explains that Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" demonstrates a heroic effort to pierce the adversity and triumphantly overcome the cultural norms of early 1800s culture England in which relationships were determined by societal expectations, which opposed feminist views. The author applies the Patriarchal Power Model, in which the father has the most power; the mother is dependent upon him and the children are dependent upon her; the children are powerless against their parents and seek to create a pecking orders among themselves and their peers to the novel. The paper relates birth-order theory, family systems dynamics, psychoanalytic theory especially the struggle between the id and superego and characteristics of passivity, aggressive and assertive behavior to the characters and situations in "Pride and Prejudice".
From the Paper:"Mrs. Bennet is the most evident to show the dysfunction of their family but ultimately emotions are not spoken of, and all try to keep peace at any cost. The Bennet's show a relationship in which the id's overbearing rule also causes repression to the ego. Mrs. Bennet resembles a codependent, which would be typical in this time era due to the position that women were to accept of themselves. Codependent's can be very damaging in a relationship for many reasons but feministic understanding of this time projects a woman to be nothing other, because they were not allowed an education or to acquire anything for themselves outside of their relationship with their husbands and children. A single woman in this culture could not work to attain money enough for her livelihood, or own property outside of a male relation."
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