undergraduate thesis
Representation of Women in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion and Emma

Andrea Golemac (2015)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleRepresentation of Women in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion and Emma
AuthorAndrea Golemac
Mentor(s)Sanja Runtić (thesis advisor)
Jasna Poljak Rehlicki (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Jane Austen is one of the most famous women writers of the nineteenth century. Her novels Pride and Prejudice (1813), Emma (1815), and Persuasion (1818) deal with the position of women and their social expectations, most of which are related to marriage. The protagonists of these novels represent a unique response to those expectations, which is a product of their way of thinking. Women in the nineteenth century did not have much choice when it came to their future. They could either get married or become governesses if they were educated enough. Their life was shaped mostly by their families which tried to find them a husband who would support them. Austen’s heroines Elizabeth, Emma, and Anne are self-reliant and uncenventional women who marry the men they love. The other characters, such as Lydia and Mrs. Bennet represent women whose ultimate goal in life is connected to marriage. Charlotte Lucas represents women who marry out of necessity and Jane Fairfax embodies the women who are strong and ready to do anything in the name of love. Accordingly, all those women represent different female responses to social norms and to their own position in the society.
Parallel title (Croatian)Prikaz ženskih likova u romanima Ponos i predrasude, Uvjeravanje i Emma Jane Austin
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePedagogy (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. paed.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-09-09
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Jane Austen Emma Pride and Prejudice Persuasion women writers representation marriage
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:316788
CommitterBernardica Plašćak