Women In Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

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Respect for women is at the pinnacle of our society. They were blessed by God to have children, and so they are shrines of procreation, not a tool to be used by men or anyone. “Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved” I quote someone (person unknown) that definitely had their facts straight. Women are and therefore should be treated as our equals. This does not always happen these days, as women are increasingly becoming more and more taken for granted. Our society is edging toward becoming one that degrades women, as happens constantly every day. The role of women has changed in the last 100 years. However women have yet to achieve full equality with men, something that many women all over the world have strived for.…show more content…
In her book Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen wrote, “A woman, especially, if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.” This shows that men in the time frame of the book believed themselves easily superior to females, and the women did not want to appear educated or learned, for else they would be treated as though they were trying to take over mans position in society, and would be oppressed by men. Women have even built up the world as we know it, easily as much as (if not more than) men have. Windscreen wipers, liquid paper, the rotary engine, medical syringe, the ironing board, Kevlar (used in bullet-proof vests), the dish washer and fire escapes are all contributions made by women to today’s society, they deserve respect for what they have done, but many aren’t getting it. There have been women like Marie Curie, but even they have been suppressed by sexism. Women deserve respect for all they have done, but men are not acknowledging

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