Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol 1, No 12 (2011), 1827-1830, Dec 2011
doi:10.4304/tpls.1.12.1827-1830

Analysis of the Feminism in Pride and Prejudice

Xueqing Wang, Yan Liu

Abstract


This article is dedicated to the study of profound meaning underlying in the female social, psychological and sexual reality in the novel Pride and Prejudice in Victorian England. It explores into the heroine Elizabeth to study Austen’s special perspective on feminism in the patriarchal society. In conclusion, this thesis examines the nature of Jane Austen’s pioneering literary feminism, and both the positive and negative characterizations of Elizabeth in the text reveal the writer’s feminist value in the Victorian England.


Keywords


narrative perspective; feminism; narrative voice; female consciousness

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