Ecofeminism in Jane Austen’s Emma: A Critical Study

  • Manoranjan Behura writer and Lecturer in English, Mahanga Puspagiri College, Erakana,Cuttack, Odisha
Keywords: Ecofeminism, Ecocriticism, Nature, Eco-friendly

Abstract

Ecocriticism is a new concept in literature which implies the relationship of nature and women and it studies how women are very much friendly to ecology than that of men. The feministic study focuses that the female are less pollutants than that of their male counterparts. This paper deals with ecofeminism in Jane Austen’s Emma, a novel on man-woman relationship. It has been analyzed that women always cooperate with men for a better and peaceful society. 

References

Austen, Jane. Emma. London: Penguin, 1990.

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Published
2018-01-02
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