How are women presented in Jane Austen's Persuasion?

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As in all of Austen's novels, women are presented differently depending on the character and nature of the woman. According to Austen's view, while high class women are confined to the home, not all women are the same kind of woman.

Austen uses Anne Eliot to show a great contrast between different minds and characters of women in similar classes. While Anne suffered from naivete when she was younger, thereby losing the man she loved due to her father's and Lady Russell's advice that she should not marry him due to his lack of fortune and his uncertainty of acquiring a fortune, now as a little bit older she is respected for her mind, her levelheadedness, and her abilities to take action . We especially see her maturity of mind and levelheadedness when she comes to the rescue after Louisa Musgrove jumps from off the steps of the Cobb, knocking herself...

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