P&P Women Essay

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‘This text is so rooted in the female world that only women could derive any pleasure from it’?

Considering the above statement, it’s evident that both ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ are both feminist perspective texts. As they are rooted within the female world I believe, that only women can derive pleasure from them both.
It is apparent within chapter 8 that Austen has undertaken many different methods to portray characters in certain ways. One method Austen has used to make the novel more rooted to females is the use of dialogue and description. When Elizabeth leaves the room, “Miss Bingley begins abusing her” stating that her “manners were pronounced to be very bad indeed” and describing her as having a “mixture of pride and impertinence”. Therefore, it can be said that both description and dialogue incorporate successfully to create this classical novel which is still regarded as a timeless classic by many critics. This is also relatable within modern societies as women still like to gossip about each other. Despite the sisters criticising Elizabeth, a judgement can also be made about the vulgarity of their character, which is a further source of laughter between the two sisters despite their declared regard for Jane, “his sisters…indulged their mirth for some time at the expense of their dear vulgar relations”. Therefore, illustrating their spiteful and hypocritical nature disguised by their façade. Furthermore, they also state Elizabeth “had no conversation, no stile, no taste, no beauty”, to which Mrs Hurst adds “she has nothing” defining her as looking “wild”. This belligerence and petty nature is again more likely to appeal to women as they are concerned only with looks and appearance.
‘Pride and Prejudice’ could also be seen as being rooted in the female world due to narrator. It would be perverse to call the narrator a ‘he’. But…...

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