Feminist Lessons From Jane

Feminist Lessons From Jane

102b74d0-e9a5-0131-c047-0eb233c768fbBustle's latest article in its series which have been focusing on the works of Jane Austen has moved away from quotes from each of the novels and has instead detailed a feminist lesson that can be learned from each of Jane's heroines.

For Anne Elliot from Persuasion the lesson was to be true to yourself, and don't let societal expectations restrict your happiness. For Catherine from Northanger Abbey it was that women should be able to freely and honestly speak their mind. For Elizabeth Bennet the lesson was not to let other people's terms define your own actions. For Emma the lesson was simply that "girls run the world". And for Fanny Price of Mansfield Park the moral was that women always have the right to chose (in her case to chose who to marry), and need to protect it. It's nice to see that Bustle is helping to spread the word about Jane's wonderful works!
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