How did the women writers express their feelings through the novels during the 19th century?
WOMEN got more leisure to read as well as to write novels. And novels began exploring the world of women - their emotions and identities, their experiences and problems. Many novels were written about domestic life - a theme about which women were allowed to speak with authority. They drew upon their experiences wrote about- family life and earned public recognition.
The novels written by Jane Austen gives us a glimpse of the world of women in genteel rural society in the early nineteenth century Britain. They made us think about a society which encouraged woman to look for ‘good’ marriage and find wealthy or propertied husband. Often women novelists’ novels dealt with woman who broke established norms of society before adjusting to them. In Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’ published in 1847, young Jane is shown as independent and assertive while girls of her time were expected to be quiet and well behaved. Jane at the age of ten protests against the hypocrisy of her elders with starting bluntness.