Jane Austen

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In the fiction genre, there are many classical works that society has come to love. Of those many, books by Jane Austen, including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, are some of the most famous. As a deep and eloquent allegory of growth and rebirth, Austen is stating that moments of one’s life lead them to a new version of themselves, helping them realize where their path should go. Austen introduces several women characters without husbands, implying to a point in life when one is open to several opportunities. These women include Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, and Emma Woodhouse in Emma. She states the women’s longings for a suitable partner and for the events that they wish to occur (the biggest being marriage.) Austen states that the women have several options to choose from. Elizabeth has to choose between Mr. Darcy and Wickham. Marianne has to choose between Willoughby and Colonel Brandon. Emma has to choose between Mr. Knightley and Frank. All of the men seem like proper gentlemen to belong with, s...

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