Gender and Literature/Art

An Analysis of Jane Austen's Views on Marriage Through Pride and Prejudice

Yang Yongping
Changzhou Institute of Technology
Journal of Anshun University 2009-3

Abstract:With vivid character portrayal and humous and ironic language, Pride and Prejudice has become one of classic novles in literature history. It reflects the status of middle class women in marriage during the trasitioanal period between the 18th and 19th century. This paper aims to explore Jane Austen's views on marriage by analyzing four types of marriages in Pride and Prejudice.
Keywords:Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, views on marriage, feminist consciousness, independent personality

Paper type:Published