Pride and Prejudice

how women are represented in the novel Pride and Prejudice?

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Jane Austen is a masterful storyteller and feminist commentator in this book. She is able to tell a story, but also weave in the stark reality that women in that day and time were considered little more than property and in some cases a burden on a family. She uses great wit and biting dialogue to expose the harsh realities that both men and women were forced to face. Women are often presented as fragile, easily duped, only interested in ephermeral things, and then she also juxtaposes the heroine that is opinionated and attempts to reject the societal norm.