The Role Of Women In Jane Austen's Sense And Sensibility

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women were seen as household wives in the story we began to see women doing kitchen chores evidently in the Victorian era women were responsible for household chores, however, Austen’s fiction primarily focuses on English women in order to show people that women are as central to society as men. Austen’s realistic notions of women show her contemporary views of female characters. She presents the females as strong and intellectual figures. Even though some of Austen’s female characters obtain only a home education, they have the ability to dance, play music, sing, draw, and speak modern languages. They are also interested in reading literature and expressing their own thoughts on the arts. These females have rhetorical skills that allow them to converse nimbly with men; readers recognize this in Sense and Sensibility, but Austen breaks boundaries when expressing how women were treated and thus placing them in a situation where they felt hopeless.…show more content…
Wealthy men and women tend to keep their boundaries from men and women of lower classes, therefore creating a well understood social ladder. During the 19th century, it was unlikely for people to stray from their social class to try to attract the attention of a potential mate from another class. At the beginning of the novel Mr. Darcy, a wealthy and handsome main character abides by the social ladder and see’s everyone at the ball he and his friend, Mr. Bingley, are attending as a
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