"Pride and Prejudice"--an Analysis
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This paper examines the role of women in 19th century England as presented in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." The paper defines these roles as mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, housekeepers, matchmakers, imperious controllers, and practical acceptors of their lot. These women fit into the picture Austen paints of middle class social life in England at the beginning of the 19th century. The paper further suggests that Austen is poking fun at and mildly criticizing some of the ideas expressed about what women are and should be.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Signet Classic, 1980.
- Cohen, Paula Marantz. "Jane Austen's Rejection of Rousseau: A novelistic and feministic initiation." Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Summer, 1994. Reprinted in www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3708/is_199407/ai_n8715547/
- Moler, Kenneth L. Pride and Prejudice: A Study in Artistic Economy. Boston:Twayne Publishers, 1989.
- Shepherd, Robert D., series editor. Pride and Prejudice. St. Paul, MN: EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 1998.
- Woodring, Carl. Prose of the Romantic Period. Boston: The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1961.
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