Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice Feminism In Sati Essay

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Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: Feminism in Satire Abstract: Jane Austen (1775-1817) is regarded as one of the greatest women writers in the world. As a woman writer, she shows a great deal of concern about the prevailing gender discrimination against women of her time. Through portraying characters in Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen conveys her new perspective on love, marriage, and family. Besides, she shows special concern for women’s life and condition. This thesis attempts to give an interpretation of Jane Austen’s feminist consciousness by exploring the way in which Austen satirizes her flat and round characters in the novel. Keywords: female consciousness; satire; Pride and Prejudice Chapter I. Introduction Jane Austen (1775-1817) is considered as one of the greatest writers in the world. She was born in Hampshire. The atmosphere of family was happy, sensible and cultured. The wide range of activities within the Austen family, such as country walks, reading, writing stories and family plays, constituted a rich informal education for children and stimulated Jane Austen’s ambition to become a novelist. She did her work with extremely care, which was described as “carved on two inches of ivory” (qtd. in Wilson 7). During her lifetime, she accomplished six novels in all which reward the highest reputation for her as a novelist in the literary field. Pride and Prejudice (1813) is the most popular of her novels. Jane Austen is one of the early English women writers who breaks the male monopoly on fictional writing. Her bitter satire and keen observation of the hypocrisy and male chauvinism of the middle-class are presented in Pride and Prejudice from which Austen firmly expresses female dignity and desire for equality with men. The paper tries to explore Jane Austen’s feminism from her satirizing in Pride and

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