What are the differences and similarities between Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf?

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In Virginia Woolf's considered opinion, Jane Austen is one of the best female writers, especially in view of the fact that she wrote at a time when women's issues were purely domestic and women were protected by a patriarchal society. Woolf states in A Room of One's Own, " Here was a woman about the year 1800 writing without hate, without bitterness, without fear, without protest, without preaching." Unfortunately, however, this still limited her writing as Jane Austen had no "more experience of life than could enter the house of a respectable clergyman." This stifled Austen's creativity and made her fight for liberty very subtle, almost to escape notice.

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen does provide Charlotte with a measure of independence, most unexpected for a married woman. It compares to A Room of One's Own as women cannot hope to be themselves, nor to express themselves without “money and a room of her own if she is (they are) to write fiction."(ch 1).The atmosphere in Charlotte's...

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