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Unformatted text preview: LaFave 1 Krystian LaFave Stephen Burn Jane Austen as a Feminist In Jane Austens’ novel Northanger Abbey , Austen brings up many issues dealing with feminism. The total outlook on women during this time made men believe that they were superior. Austen blatantly focuses in many parts on the social aspects of how women were treated and on the concerns of society during this period of time. It is not said that Jane Austen herself was a feminist, but it can be pulled out through her writing that she may have had a mentality as one. Certain parts such as Mrs. Allen being concerned about her looks as much as she was and in general of the stereotypical version of what a woman should do and look like, show that Austen may have had a feminist mind set. On the other hand at the beginning of the novel it feels as though Jane Austen is...
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- Fall '08
- Northanger Abbey