How The Sexist Society In Mansfield Park And Jane Austen's Persuasion?

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A lot of things happened in Britain during the pre-Victorian era. While the Napoleon-wars were raging, the industrial revolution slowly made an uprising. It was a great time for politics, economics and society. The era is perhaps most known for it’s fine architecture and elegance, which both helped shaping the Britain we know today. But despite this, there were also dark sides to the beauty: the classes, lack of women’s rights and working children. All these topics are conversed by the two famous authors Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. After reading “Persuasion” by Jane Austen, and watching two versions of “Mansfield Park” as well as “David Copperfield” and “Hysteria”, I have now decided that this essay will mainly be about equal rights between the genders and the differences between the working class and the aristocrats. In the text I will also mention socioeconomical issues and social science. My main focus will be women, how they lived, and survived, in the sexist society during the Regency era. This is also a large theme in all of Austen’s novels. First and foremost, I am going to write a bit about what “Persuasion” is about. The main character is Anne Elliot, daughter of Sir Walter Elliot. She is longing for the love of her life, Captain Frederick Wentworth, whom Lady Russell persuaded her to leave. The story starts eight years later, when Wentworth has returned from sea. He acts cold and ignorant towards Anne, and ultimately develops a relationship with Anne’s

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