Feminism In Pride And Prejudice Analysis

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John Langford
Mrs. Jenkins
English IV
7 December 2016

Modern feminism is wrong because people abuse the attention and the beliefs become corrupted. True feminism does not demonize others. The true idea of feminism should be about making peace between the sexes, less hatred toward one another and more of an effort to work together. Men and women do have a lot in common after all; it isn’t all about their differences. Elizabeth from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is an example of how feminists should be. She doesn’t start arguments; she just prefers to be treated as an equal person contrary to how women were viewed at the time. She never needed to get angry with anyone or throw insults at everyone. She had plenty of reason to be angry, each of the proposals she first receives is condescending, and they make a point of telling her how inferior she is. Not to mention that she should be on her knees bowing in appreciation of the honor. Mr. Collins never expressed any true affection toward her but rather he expressed his reasons for marrying and why she should marry him. “My reasons for marrying are first, that I think it a right thing to do for every clergyman in easy circumstances (like myself) to set the example of matrimony in his
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“I am very sensible of the honour of your proposals, but it is impossible for me to do otherwise than to decline them.” (Austen pg. 71). Not only this but she must usually be accompanied by a man in public and to do otherwise is considered improper. Pre-marital sex is considered taboo and devastating to the family name. All of these things are part of the old customs of that timeframe in which everything was by tradition and conservative nature. Men and women had a much different standing with each other than they do now. Women didn’t like it back then either and they had good reason not

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