Essay On Feminism In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is about an older couple and their five daughters. By no means are they wealthy. So, their mother, Mrs. Bennet, stresses out to find them a suitable man. All of the daughters except one believe that a man of fortune is the key to happiness. The second daughter, Elizabeth, is determined that she will marry for love, and not for her securement in society (Austen).
There is a scene in this novel that I especially love. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, becomes ill at Mr. Bingley’s …show more content…
Butler presented this concept of performance and performativity. Male and females are born and taught to play a role that may not necessarily fit them. They are taught this because it is what has always been taught. Mary Wollstonecraft was not afraid to say the way women were being treated was wrong. Everyone deserves an education. If men did not like the fact that their wives seem ignorant, that could easily be changed. However, that would put them closer to being a man, and that was not acceptable. Wollstonecraft’s daughter, Mary Shelley, did not want to have a voice like her mother did. However, we can see feminist tones come out when it comes to the education of the monster in Frankenstein. Jane Austen saw issues between the treatment of man and woman, but instead of directly saying how she felt, she wrote beautiful love stories that would make people think. All of these women, Butler, Wollstonecraft, Shelley, and Austin are very different in their writing styles and how they approach opinions, but they are all pointing at the same issue. These women want people to be who they want to be. I am so grateful that I can decided on every single aspect of my life and, for the most part, be accepted. It’s because of women like these that I can do