Pride and Prejudice  


In pride and prejudice, Jane Austen treats females’ issues like marriage and inheritance. She appears feminist because she emphasized on these 3 characters, Elizabeth, Mrs. Benet, and Mr. Collins. Mrs. Benet “the mother” and Mr. Collins have narrow mind and they do not give women the right to think and give their opinion. For them, women happiness is running a household, they never think about love that Mr. Collins asked the mother at first to marry Jane and she told that she will be engaged soon but Elizabeth is available and she does not even ask her about her opinion “An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.” (18.20). Also, Elizabeth described Mr. Collins to her sister Jane when he proposed to marry her friend   My dear Jane, Mr. Collins is a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man; you know he is, as well as I do; and you must feel, as well as I do, that the woman who married him cannot have a proper way of thinking. You shall not defend her, though it is Charlotte Lucas. You shall not, for the sake of one individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity, nor endeavor to persuade yourself or me, that selfishness is prudence, and insensibility of danger security for happiness.”