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Unformatted text preview: Would you consider Pride and Prejudice an argument for feminism? Why? Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, is a feminist argument predating the feminist movement. Austen attacks the misogynistic norms of the social structure of the late eighteenth century England. The heroine of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth, rebels against the cultural norm of being a subservient woman marrying for financial security. Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters have very few opportunities in society because of their place as a women. When Mr. Bennet dies, Entail - Inheritance Marrying for love, rather than economy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a feminist argument predating the feminist movement. Austen attacks the misogynistic norms of the social structure of the late eighteenth century England. Society at this time was completely geared to promote men and perpetuate male dominance. Austen focuses on this dominance through marriage. There are many unsuccessful relationships explained in the novel, each with its dominance through marriage....
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2009 for the course ENGL 231 taught by Professor Hennessee during the Winter '08 term at Cal Poly.
- Winter '08
- Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet, Charlotte Lucas, Mr. Collins