Pride And Prejudice

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” This well-known quote by Jane Austen in her book Pride and prejudice seems to explain a single man’s pursuit of a good wife, but when you read the following sentence, you would find that, women’s side, is was Jane Austen tried to emphasise. It said: “However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of someone or other of their daughters.”

Women were not considered as equal to that of the males. A young women from a propertied family had one real opportunity
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This relationship is presented in Pride and Prejudice between Elizabeth and Jane Bennet, the two eldest girls who are much favoured by their father while their younger sisters are rather stupid and naive. In Sense and Sensibility, Eleanor and Marianne Dashwood also have a close relationship even with totally different personalities, especially when Marianne is rather selfish with over-romantic…show more content…
Austen’s only daughters, and he favoured them, also was proud to have daughters. Mr. Austen was also very proud of Jane for having the motivation to write and becoming successful with her novels. He even tried to get her work published, yet it is unclear whether or not Jane was aware of this.
In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Bennet and her father also share a very close relationship. Her father considers her to be the most sensible daughter and values her highly. I doubt that the names between Jane Austen and Jane Bennet somehow symbolises the bond between father and daughter. Austen may purposely did this to reflect herself.

In the book Emma, however, there is a different type of relationship as the father is of a selfish nature, thus he prefers Emma to stay with him, forbidding her to leave or to do something that’s against his will. This could possibly resemble the power that males hold over women at that time.
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