Posted by Caroline on August 16, 1998 at 23:45:45:
In response to Austen's View of Women, written by sn on August 16, 1998 at 21:38:08
Hi, sn! Have you found our newcomer's page yet? you have to clck on 'home' or 'Q' above, then look for the newcome's board (a picture with a fern on it, if you go through Q.
] I was just curious. Austen obviously values intelligence and independence about women in her novels.
Were her opinions shared by her contemporaries or were her novels... almost feministic?
At the top of this board there is a link to our archives, and you can see some of our old conversations on this very topic.
The qualities she gives Elizabeth Bennet as a heroine seem daring for her times.
Compared with Fanny Price's qualities, perhaps they are.
I would imagine most writers of her time valued heroines more like Jane Bennet. Just wondering...interested in what others either know or think...
Big topic. What have you read so far that might make you think this?
- Daring Writer? sn 13:30:27 8/17/98 (5)
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