Subject Area

Literature

Description

Jane Austen is famous for her heroines and their marriages; at the same time, however, she is also infamous for these same heroines rejecting proposals of marriage. This paper explores how Austen uses the failed marriage proposal to show how women need not fear putting their own happiness first - an idea that is just as radical in our own day and age.

Publisher

Providence College

Date

12-2014

Type

Article

Format

Text

.pdf

Language

English