She takes interest in meddling in relationships of other people, which she thinks sounds like she 's doing a good deed for someone. Her rash and impatient decisions prove she has selfish intentions. She deals with jealousy, anger, and confusion as her plans do not unravel like she had hoped for. She is stated to be a woman of good fortune and personal charm (Bloom, 67). Emma is the primary female character of the novel Emma, but she does not have her own Cinderella story.
Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility follows the lives of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, as they face the perils of finding love. In the novel, Elinor seems to be the embodiment of sense with her rationality and thoughtfulness, while her sister, Marianne, seems to symbolize sensibility. Marianne is incredibly emotional and wildly romantic. Although the novel seems to closely attach the sisters to these personifications, it is shown at the beginning of the novel that Elinor and Marianne do represent sense and sensibility, together, not only one. During the Romantic Era, the concepts of sense and sensibility were prevalent in writings of this time.
She enters Bath and Northanger Abbey an excellent reader of Gothic novels, which at times can cloud her perception of reality. Through facing her own self-deception, Catherine returns home to Fullerton an independent and intelligent woman. Throughout Northanger Abbey, Austen molds Catherine to fit the female Bildungsroman of Gothic novels, meaning the narrative traces the progress of Catherine towards self understanding and a sense of social responsibility. Catherine faces both the proper and the improper social behaviors of society and learns to accept them, all the while becoming her own person.
However, these three women differ greatly in their following of feminine concepts, as well as their attitude towards marriage. Austen foils Jane, Charlotte, and Elizabeth’s personas and their pursuits of love, demonstrating that both submission and deviance from the rigid eighteenth-century concepts of femininity can lead to their own individualized happiness. Jane Bennet most exemplifies the traits and fits the mould of an ideal eighteenth-century Englishwoman, by which she ultimately finds her happiness. Amiable women of this time possessed “improved understanding and gentle manners…[and a] good sense”. Vapidity and moroseness were “deadweights [of] every kind…” on the social scene, and should be replaced with joy and sprightly conversation as “female conversation in its best form” was charming and alluring (Fordyce 396-397).
As many of us know, our world today is not short of sarcasm. Many times sarcasm can be funny but other times it can cause harm. But in Anne Sexton’s poem, she uses sarcasm to throw her audience back to actuality, even a midst a fairytale element. In Anne Sexton’s poem, Cinderella she uses sarcasm and a basis of the true tale to make what many would call a “mockery” of the original Grimm Tale. Sexton does not refer to the Grimm brothers in her poem, for she considers this re-telling her own creation, uniquely by using irony to her advantage.
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It was an inspiration as it gave women the ability to see their standing in society and the ludicrousness of their lives being reflected by these characters. Pride and Prejudice isn’t just a your typical love tale esque novel about two pairs who defy the odds and find their way to each other in the end. If read closely inbetween the lines, the reader can entertain the fact that this novel can be perceived as a movement that marked the beginning of women breaking away from the 19th century English ideals of what made the perfect woman. For every fairy tail aspect in this novel, there are details that support Austen’s sentiments of the feminist