Identity: Female self through Austen's Emma


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Meddle, Flaws, Identity, maturity, female self.


Jane Austen hides her identity, due to prevializing social norms and prejudices against women writers at the time. But she expressed the feelings by her novels. Emma addresses the national identity in the novel by Austen. Everybody else is being married or searching for someone to marry. But the one character is the first woman in the novel who is single in choice. It shows meddle in people's love, live and the flaws. In the present article, we will analyze the way in which Austen designed the character of Emma Woodhouse the strategies that she used to maintain the balance in readers perception and the result of my creative work.


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