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Literary Analysis of Jane Austen's Works


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A literary analysis of how Jane Austen impresses subtle femist views into her literary works.

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Literary Analysis of Jane Austen's Works

  1. 1. A Literary Analysis <ul><li>Jane Austen’s impressions of subtle feminist ideals in her literary works. </li></ul>By: Deborah “MeChelle” Mason
  2. 2. T ypes of F eminism <ul><li>Liberal Feminism- a legal reformation on behalf of women </li></ul><ul><li>Socialist Feminism-a social reformation on behalf of women </li></ul><ul><li>Radical Feminism- a complete separation of the sexes </li></ul><ul><li>Third Wave Feminism- personal empowerment and individuality </li></ul>
  3. 3. B old F emale C haracters <ul><li>Elizabeth Bennett </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A witty educated young woman. She did not conform to the social standards of her time. She spoke honestly and of what she was thinking. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anne Elliot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A very humble young lady to whom many people looked to for advice and support. Even the men she was acquainted to held her opinion in high regards. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. J ane A usten I dentified W omen as L ogical T hinkers <ul><li>Elizabeth’s refusal to Mr. Collins’ proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>Anne’s argument with Captain Haveret about the differences in the sexes. </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Lucas’ scheme to marry Mr. Collins for her personal benefit. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Austen, Jane. Persuasion. New York: Penguin Books, 1985. Print. Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Bantam Dell, 2003. Print. Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar . The Madwoman in the Attic . New Haven: Yale UP,1979. Print. Gleason, Jessica. “Jane Austen and Feminism.” suite101, 2 July 2008. web. 30 Nov. 2009. “Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.” pemberley, 2004. web. 5 Nov. 2009. Rocker-Gladen, Naomi. “Types of Feminism.” suite101, 22 April 2008. web. 30 November 2009. Tarlson, Claire Eileen. “Jane Austen, Persuasion, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal. 2006. Volume 1 Number1. Works Cited