Exploring Female Empowerment: A Comparative Study of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

Najlaa Hosny Ameen Mohammed


This research paper explores female empowerment in literature via a comparative analysis of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. The paper examines the main female characters in each novel, their portrayal of agency, independence, and autonomy, and the social and cultural factors that shape their experiences. Through this analysis, the paper identifies the similarities and differences in the approaches taken by Austen and Brontë, and discusses the implications of these findings for our understanding of female empowerment in literature and society. The paper argues that both novels offer powerful critiques of patriarchal society and highlight the need for collective action and solidarity among women, in order to achieve true empowerment. The research contributes to our understanding of gender and empowerment in literature, and provides insights into the on-going struggle for gender equality.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/sll.v7n4p76


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