Abstract/Details

Walking toward womanhood: The maturation of Jane Austen's Heroines in “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice”

Harrison, Mickey.   California State University, Dominguez Hills ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2011. 1496060.

Abstract (summary)

Jane Austen places Marianne Dashwood and Elizabeth Bennet outside the home on walks as a way to challenge the restrictions placed upon them through domesticity. Austen situates her heroines in nature to reclaim the independence desired by women, and their walks both help them to negotiate critical decisions and become catalysts for their maturation. By walking outside, Marianne and Elizabeth reclaim their right to be outdoors from the negative implications often associated with women in literature. Austen expands the realms in which women could move when she turns to nature as a place where her heroines can come to terms with their internal status and thus re-enter the confines of society with a measure of tranquility and happiness.

Indexing (details)


Literature indexing term
Subject
British and Irish literature;
British & Irish literature
People
Austen, Jane (1775-1817)
Classification
0593: British and Irish literature
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics
Title
Walking toward womanhood: The maturation of Jane Austen's Heroines in “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice”
Author
Harrison, Mickey
Number of pages
36
Degree date
2011
School code
0582
Source
MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-1-124-72097-5
Advisor
Best, Debra
University/institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1496060
ProQuest document ID
875289410
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/875289410