The structure of the research is quite simple. It consists of five chapters. First chapter is about the background status of women in society. Women were considered as objects with no self-respect and intelligence. They were oppressed by both their fathers and their husbands respectively. They were held in lower esteem while men were all treated as masters. They can behave in any way with them. There was no one to question the exploitation of women in patriarchal society. Second chapter is about Feminism.
The feminism is a movement which was mainly as a reaction against the depleted condition of the women in world’s various cultures and societies. The feminist movement came further into the limelight because of modern Western writers like Virginia…show more content… Although Sikandra Mir migrated to Spain and settled there, but she is by birth a Pakistani and was groomed in her native country, so she has got a strong association with her soil. She can’t keep herself away from the issues and problems, which have marred the society and especially women have to suffer a lot due to rigid attitude of their folk men. They are not even consulted for the decision regarding their life, particularly marriages. They are married to the person, which are the choices of their elders and they have to accept it for the security of their future. Sikandra Mir has depicted the life of Pakistani villages in a very attractive style and she has also portrayed the busy life of a woman in the village, where she not only extends to help her husband in the crop fields but prepares breakfast and lunch for him and entire family. She also has to feed the fodder to the cattle. In the evening she also milks the cow and puts the milk in different vessels to make it safe from germs and other tiny particles. Despite all this hard work and caring attitude she is deprived of love and from her husband and his family and her due share in the property. In Sikandra Mir’s short stories the feminism has been a major part of the…show more content… Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice view normative and descriptive feminism especially through the character analysis of Elizabeth. Austen presents Elizabeth through the normative feminist view as a woman with the power to judge the situation, to make opinion and to take the decision according to her understanding and intelligence. In the male-oriented society, she establishes herself as an independent being and challenges the second-rate woman concept.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice through narrative feminist view deals with the continuous effort of a teenage girl and heroine of this novel, Elizabeth, to live in a male-oriented community and to establish herself as an independent self and an archetypal of female world. She possesses unconventional characteristics of intelligence, impertinence, ingeniousness and dedication in her time, because Swords(2012) in “ Woman’s Place in Jane Austen’s England” states that “ some late eighteenth century authors of advice to girls and young woman regarded woman’s minds as limited in reason and not to be overtaxed with serious, intellectual education”. Jane Austen juxtaposes the perfect lady and Elizabeth by proving the views of some writers in Enlightenment period that “men and women”, also says Sword, “were equally endowed by Providence with reason and moral nature and capacity. Thus, girls and woman must be taught to exercise their reason- must