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Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice & Sense and Sensibility By: Stephanie Kavanaugh Image from google.com
Jane Austen Jane Austen’s life greatly influenced her novels Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Jane Austen was born in 1775 in Hampshire, England. She was a conservative woman with access to education which encourage her writings. Image: http://google.com
What woman were like in the 1800’s “Jane Austen’s women have been nurtured on the food of “proper feminine conduct.” Women of Jane Austen’s time were required to be amiably weak, retiring, and docile so as to assure the authority, the chivalry, even the identity of men” which we see in Jane Austen’s characters with a bit of a twist – Dwight McCawley. Image: http://www.google.com/
Pride and Prejudice Mrs. Bennet cared about marring off her daughters so that the Bennet name looked good to society and for the money. Mrs. Bennet’s daughter Jane is very conservative which is what is expected of her in society. Jane loves Mr. Bingley and hopes for him to marry her. Jane is educated, pretty, behaves well most of the time, and stays close to home like she is expected to. Elizabeth eventually marries Mr. Darcy even after turning down one of his marriage proposals. Images: Google.com
“If a woman remained unmarried she became a burden to her family, and society assumed she was unmarriageable therefore there must be something wrong with her. Therefore finding a man was one of women's main priorities. It was thought that getting married was the only answer for security and money. The Money was to support the women and also their families”- JiaNiu
Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood is the oldest daughter to Mrs. Dashwood. Elinor is the “sense” in Sense and Sensibility. Marianne Dashwood is the “sensibility” in Sense and Sensibility. Marianne is a romantic, well educated, polite, and sweet.
All of the women that are mentioned from the books Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are women that are conservative in certain ways that were expected of an upper-class woman in the 1800’s. “The daughters in Austen's fiction are easily persuaded that they must look to men for security” –Kathryn Stockton Images: Google.com
By: Stephanie Kavanaugh Troy University Professor Owens English 1102 I do not own any of the images. They are property of google.com Work cited or by Jane Austen Hope You Enjoyed!!!