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The Power Of The Women In Marriage

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In the Novel of Persuasion and Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre and Jane Austin would be considered the “ideal women” for marriage. Austen coming from a wealthy father gave her more privileges for her independence. On the other hand, Jane Eyre was not wealthy but her struggle gave her the ability to be strong and her pain gave her the strength to be courageous. For today’s readers, Jane Austen and Jane Eyre would be considered protagonist of the stories for their ability to manage their lives and others at such a young age. Marriages are similar today for the exception that women are more liberal today than they were in the 1800’s.
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She had the power to have a successful marriage because she had the ability to speak her mind without allowing anyone to change the way she felt or thought. She was not arrogant or prideful but stood firm in her beliefs. That is the kind of influence these women have portrayed throughout their time. This is the message they deliberated to other women at that time period and has carried through to our modern days and is respected in marriages today.
On the other hand, Jane Austen and Jane Eyre have many things in common but one commonality is they were powerful young women. However Anne came from a wealthy family and came from a fairly loving family she also had the respect of others. Her family depended on her to make family financial decisions and caring for the family was a priority. She seemed almost as a push-over throughout the novel but later developed her ability to speak her mind. She was smart; a reader spoke French and played an instrument. She also had a natural sense of maturity without the novel. Jane Austen quotes, “But I hate to hear you talk so, like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days. (Jane 103) this quote illustrates Anne’s sense of realism to women not all being submissive, balanced and sensible; but are sometimes like raging waters...

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