April 7, 2014
In the pride and prejudice, Jane Austen’s depiction of womanhood is both varied and expansive. Artifactjournals.com Jane Austen uses a lot of theories to make Pride and prejudice a great book. The theories that stand out were Feminist and Marxism because of the love story. In the 18 century woman had to marry their cousin to be finical stable. Feminism in Jane Austen’s novels is inseparable from education, although of course the former term was hardly in her vocabulary. It’s is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife pg.1. In the old days only thing men want was a woman with high standards and money. Women family only wants men with a future and money. If they did not have money their just marry there family. You force to do what your family wants you to do. Some authors believe that male is not dominating society. Austen’s own difficulties in securing publication and in not claiming authorship while creating independent, strong willed heroes like Elizabeth Bennet identify her as a feminist. Digitalcommons.com A focus on gender politics is the strength all feminist work on Austen exemplifies and its strength that one also finds Austen’s own writing.
First the most important theory of pride and prejudice is of course Feminist theory. Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical or philosophical discourse. It aims to understand the nature of gender inequality. Feminist theory starts with its assumptions that women are subjugated in society and rejects value-free research in favor of a political agenda. Feminist theory focuses on analyzing gender inequality such as discrimination, objectification, sexual objectification, oppression, patriarchy, stereotyping, art history, contemporary art, and aesthetics. Feminist theories first emerge in the late 18 century in publications such as “The Changing Women”, “Ain’t I a Woman”, “speech after arrest for illegal voting”. Feminist literary criticism is literary criticism informed by feminist theories or politics. Its history has been varied, from classic works of female such as: George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and Margaret Fuller to recent theoretical work in women studies and gender studies by third wave authors. In most general, feminist literary criticism before the 1970’s was concerned with politics of women authorship and the representation of women condition within literature. Since the arrival of more complex conceptions of gender and subjectivity, feminist literary criticism has taken a variety of new routes. It has considered gender in the terms of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, as part of the destruction of existing power relations. Wikipedia.org
In pride and prejudice, Jane Austen’s depiction of womanhood is both varied and expansive. Right way, we learn how powerless woman are: there’s literally no respectable way for the Bennet girls to meet bingley unless their dad makes the first move. It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife pg.1 Jane Austen implying that all men with economic stability are looking for a wife with equal standards to complete his social circle. Also another example of womanhood: what is his name? Bingley’. Is he married or single?” oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls! pg. 1 Its show how shallow Mrs. Bennet is really showing that only thing she cares about is financial relief. “He spoke well, but there feelings those of the heart to be detailed and he was not more eloquent on the subject of tenderness than pride. His sense of her inferiority of its being a degradation of the family obstacles which judgment had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely…