When reading Jane Austen, taking into consideration the patriarchal time period is a must. Many argue that Austen writes strictly based off this patriarchal time in history. All of her main characters end up doing what the convential woman of that time period would. Getting married and taking their places as wives. But she may have written that way because she knew in order to survive as a woman in a male dominating world, her true thoughts toward this subject needed to be covert. People such as Leila Cruickshank, Paula Byrne (Gallagher 2013), and Claudia Johnson (John...
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... of the purpose of feminism. Feminism gets bogged down today in debates about bra-wearing, misandry or ‘sisterhood’, but the key message of feminism is simple: equality between the sexes. Austen lived in a time when the very notion that women could hold rational opinions and manage their own affairs was highly controversial, and while Austen is certainly not a radical in the sense that Mary Wollstonecraft is, she repeatedly demonstrates that women who are slaves to emotion or who follow the dictates of social expectations over their own intelligence, cannot thrive.” (Gallagher 2013)
Although this is still a debatable topic and will continue to be argued between fans and scholars for years to come. There is no question, Jane Austen’s writing will continue to be a popular book among women today. Why? Because they are empowering, interesting, and classic love stories.
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