Tag: Mansfield Park

  • 21st Century Slavery – Now you see it – Now you don’t

    What constitutes morality isn’t easy to define much less pin down. But what constitutes slavery most certainly is… right? Free will. Who’s got yours?

  • Feminism and Jane Austen

    However if we look to the basic premise underlying Enlightenment feminism – that women, not having been denied powers of reason, must have the moral status appropriate to ‘rational beings’, formed in the image of a rational God – we must reach a different conclusion. At least two of the three of Austen’s heroines examined were apparently presumed by the men in their lives as capable not of forging their own moral code, but only of regurgitating that of their lovers.