Submissive In Pride And Prejudice Analysis

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Submissive, is to be ready to conform to the authority or will of others or meekly obedient. This definition is widely proposed to the main characters and women in the novel of Pride and Prejudice. In Jane Austine’s novel, women are seen as objects, nothing more, and nothing less. Regarded as a man’s possession. Their whole existence and future is determined by them submitting themselves and pushing away their needs. They are measured by who they marry, the division and the riches. However ; not all women fall into that category. Elizabeth breaks away from the stereotypical women and embraces independent thought,character and integrity .Moreover, the adaptation of pride and prejudice zombies completely erases the stereotypical objectification …show more content…
They had limited knowledge, due to the fact that men didn’t want to seem inferior to the opposite sex. Creating a cycle of dumb women is more dependable than a well-trained one. These ideals make the women in Merytown and pemperly identical. The reason why they are so identical is profound in the novel. The reader sees examples of this from the beginning. ‘’It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possesion of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife’’(Austin3). These women in the novel strive to be the lucky ones to marry this individual. In addition , that women should be socially adept. Having these exemplary behaviours and ideals reinforced daily eliminates any need to escape the norm and branch out for themselves. They are driven by social class. Most of the novel is focused on the background and how much money and land the individual has. This is emphasised by darcy seeing elizebeth at the ball. He isn’t digusted, by her but off her wealth and class she’s from. Implying that unless you came from a wealthy background or married someone rich their was no life for you. "Which do you mean?" and turning round, he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said, "She is tolerable; butnot handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies …show more content…
In this world, women are the defenders of Merytown and Pemperly. Their courage outrivals their male counterpart, as they are warriors to defeat the wounded and protect everyone dear and close to them. This adaptation gives women new roles that brings positivity towards them and frees the old negative view of them. It empowers a feminist perspective entirely as Elizabeth and her sisters are taken away from their regular husband hunting, submissive behavior and counter intuitive thinking. It puts them straight into the battlefield hands on with the undead. This quote emphasizes how Elizabeth is seen by Mr. Darcy , how much of a role change she has undergone. Gaining the upper hand on courage and strength. In the original pride and prejudice Elizabeth is seen as nothing more than an object to men, she is tolerable and has a quick tongue to answer right back. Now that role is reversed in this quote. “Elizabeth: "Your balls, Mr. Darcy?" Darcy: "They belong to you, Miss Bennett. “Another quote taken from the film shows the viewer how Mr. Bennet enforces his ideals of women not belonging in the kitchen , but ready to battle the good fight.’’ My daughter are trained for battle, sir, not the kitchen’’.(Film). The quote reinforces the entire feminist objective that was set out in t the film. To allow the reader to see what ‘’if’’. With the

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