In the early 19th century there were two different periods - the Age of Reason (ending) and the Romantic period (beginning). The Age of Reason was the highest ideals about life, art and literature were the only things they mainly focused on. The industrial revolution was the biggest turning point of England creating factories jobs, bringing wealth and prosperity to the country. “Young people over Europe thought freedom and equality was very important,” according to scholieren.com
During the Romantic Period, women did not have any voice on political issues. They were mainly household wives, and had no equality rights. But, what is the real role of the women? Women were treated as property and their only jobs were to stay at home and
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Sailors work hard enough for their comforts, we must all allow.” (Jane Austen, Persuasion, 1818). Austen was not a revolutionary who wrote to create problems but, to defend the values and traditions that were mostly respected by society and to show the “real” struggles of being a woman. The novel is a written story of the life of Austen. The protagonist Anne falls in love with Captain Wentworth just like Austen did but, like Anne’s love Austen’s love is impossible. The novel discusses whether the individual or their peers should judge one’s decisions when it comes to love disputes. Throughout the story Austen shows the traditional males who take care of the public aspects of the household, versus the women who are in charge of the more private aspects. All of Austen’s writing gives the feeling of change due to her traditional idea of marriage into a happier and more desirable marriage, where a wife can travel with her husband and her husband can help with house chores without seeming out of the ordinary. Also, they can have a deeper sense of partnership rather than an obligation towards each other (an example would be the marriage of Admiral and Mrs. Croft).
While Austen describes the roles of the women and how she wants to change their “normal” roles, Bryon writes a poem about the true beauty of the woman. "She Walks in