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Woman's Rights.

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Introduction

Woman's Rights Did you know that it was not until 1918 that women were allowed to vote? Since the beginning of mankind, women have been seen as unequal to men. Sexism is still present in today's society and men usually argue that women belong in the 'kitchen' Up until the end of the 20th century women had no rights what so ever and a woman called Millicent Fawcett founded the group called the National Union of Women's Suffrage. Suffrage meant 'the right to vote' and this is what the women wanted. There were two main Woman's Rights Groups; the Suffragettes who were prepared to use violence to make they're view heard and the Suffragists who believed in peaceful protest. ...read more.

Middle

Throughout Pride and Prejudice the male characters show much prejudice towards females the first signs coming forth when a new neighbour comes to the village and Mrs Bennett requests Mr Bennett to go and see him as he may be a prospective husband for one of her daughters. Mr Bennett is asked to visit him as at the time it was not deemed respectable for a woman to call upon a man who she did not know. Sexism is also shown strongly at another very early point within the novel when Mr. Collins proposes to Elizabeth Bennett. Here you can see a huge amount if disrespect for Elizabeth as Mr. ...read more.

Conclusion

Fathers of the girls who got married were forced to pay a large sum of money to the husband as a payment for taking their daughter of their hands, this amount could range from �500 to a massive �10000. On top of this once a woman was married they would receive a yearly allowance from their father to help pay for their upkeep. Towards the end of Pride & Prejudice the sexism shown by the male characters, Mr. Darcy in particular seems to subside and at the point when Mr. Darcy proposes to Elizabeth Bennett he seems to show much more respect for her feelings rather than the expectation for her to accept his proposal that he had the first time. ...read more.

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