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Allison Morrow Morrow 1 Dr. Temple EH 301 4/18/2011 Annotated Bibliography Armstrong, Nancy. “The Rise of Feminine Authority in the Novel.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 15.2 (1982): 127-145. Web. 17 Apr. 2011. Nancy Armstrong discusses the emergence of the female author and strong leading female characters in the English novel from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. She states that because women were restrained in society they were given more of an opportunity to write about the social issues that were relevant to them of the time. Language was generally thought to be a feminine pursuit as it discussed “emotions and values of the home” instead of being a marketable skill to support themselves (131). Writing for these women becomes a subtle and innocent way for them create their ideas, like their feminist ones or other ideas on education, and impose them on society. In Pride and Prejudice, the other female characters move up socially by charming men into marriage using their feminine graces. However, Elizabeth Bennet possesses masculine characteristics that include rationality, which makes the tale of Pride and Prejudice more about free choice and critical thinking than about the politics of marriage. The more that the repressed in society were written about, the more of a sort-of fairy tale began to emerge and start to become more realistic, especially of members of the middle class who wished to become more prevalent in society. As more literature began to become widespread, masculine and feminine authority clashed, and the masculine became feminized and falls to feminine authority. Sexuality became difficult to define, and the repression of sexuality in writing started to fail because it became a language that could be changed by both female authors and male authors.
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Morrow 2 By looking at this source, I am able to see the historical and social context of female authors and apply it the affect on Elizabeth’s character. Brown, Lloyd W. “Jane Austen and the Feminist Tradition.” Nineteenth Century Fiction 28.3 (1973): 321-328. Jstor. Web. 17 Apr. 2011. In this essay, Lloyd Brown discusses the feminist tradition that is prevalent in Jane
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