Analysis of Historical Writings in Jane Austen’s Novels
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- feminism; Jane Austen’s novels; historical writings; eighteenth-century; the Industrial Revolution
Jane Austen’s novels not only show her feminism to the reader but also appeal women to be independent. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma are frequently used for analysing her feminism. Historical writings are regarded as a science because they not only explain the historical evidence collected by historians but also narrate historical facts. However, although Jane Austen portrayed the ‘perfect’ female characters in her books, the real life of eighteenth-century women was opposite to what she portrayed. This paper aims to compare Jane Austen’s novels and historical writings through excerpts from Jane Austen’s three novels. In addition, the purpose of it is to make the reader better understand the lifestyles of eighteenth-century women. Roy Porter’s English Society in the Eighteenth Century will also be used for presenting the lifestyles of eighteenth-century women and drawing a conclusion that the eighteenth-century women worked hard than those described in the novels.
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TY - CONF AU - LYU YUEYUAN PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/29 TI - Analysis of Historical Writings in Jane Austen’s Novels BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 63 EP - 67 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211120.011 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211120.011 ID - YUEYUAN2021 ER -