How are womens rights (and the expectations placed on women) reflected in Pride and Prejudice? You could consider this both from a modern standpoint and a regency standpoint. (This is the topic)
-The paragraphs below are a fast intro and first paragraph both not finished but to get an idea on.
Women thought that sexism has been buried for many years now, they were wrong. Women, for example, are expected to dress in traditionally feminine styles and to be polite, accommodating, and nurturing. Men are typically thought to be strong, aggressive, and courageous. Gender role expectations exist in every civilization, ethnic group, and culture, although they can vary greatly from one group to the next. Many women (and some men) today are challenging these roles. Some actually reject the notion that they are supposed to be feminine or masculine at all. They demand the right to live their lives free of gender stereotypes. These people believe that women and men should be free to pursue any career and interest they choose with no regard for whether it is traditionally feminine or masculine. However, this is not the case in Pride and Prejudice.
Elizabeth does not have the right to choose her husband at the start of the Pride and Prejudice novel. Clearly, too many occurrences in this work exposed a social phenomenon at the time. For example, a woman is regarded unsuitable if she travels alone, the annual allowance for married girls, and their masculine figure William Darcy is frequently cited as an ideal figure of a man’s dream for many lovers of the story, as well as a female character in this work. This also applies to a modern standpoint, for example, our society here in Qatar requires you to travel with a man when it is your father, husband, or older brother. When you are given permission by your father or you are at a certain age is when you’re allowed to travel without your family.