Jane Austen is one of the most beloved authors of all time. She successfully sheds light on the social life of Regency-era England, mocking the absurdities and allowing female characters to uplift one another. Here are four Austen heroines, out of seven, and you get to see if you’re like any of them.
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
I suppose we all have a part of us that desperately wants to be Elizabeth. If you are though, well, you are quite lovely. You get your energy from outdoors and social situations. Even though you may not be communicating with everyone, you have a keen eye and judgement. Your loyalty to your close ones is unparalleled, though the book you’re reading is closer to you than anyone else. Your wit and playfulness make you shine through. However, overconfidence in your intuition and your own logic may provide slightly to your downfall. You may come across as impertinent and insincere, but those who know you are aware of how much you value human emotions and relationships.
Emma Woodhouse (Emma)
Known for your charming precociousness, you are a confident person who likes things their own way. You have a cheery disposition, coupled with empathy that is almost condescending. You have the tendency to believe that people who have your sense of style and are appreciative of your values and beliefs are inherently better than the rest. You can also be very ignorant of the needs of people around you, choosing to believe they all need something that you think is right for them. This may be a shortcoming, but your underlying intentions intended to benefit others and ensure the happiness of those close to you never fails to catch anyone’s eyes.
Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility)
You’re the no-nonsense person of the bunch. You have the tendency of keeping things very much to yourself, to everyone’s dismay. You tend to think your worries are of little to no significance and never allow yourself to truly open up to anyone about your troubles. However, when it comes to those who are close to you, you are hell-bent on alleviating whatever might be bothering them, readily providing support and encouragement. You are more reactive to external forces, your responses yielding to those more than what lies in your own heart. You prefer keeping to yourself over socialising, introverted by nature. However, your caring and doting nature cannot be denied, and your loved ones more readily rely on you than any other.
Anne Elliot (Persuasion)
You are practical and reasonable. Superficiality escapes you, thus, leaving you room for prudence, intelligence, and dignity. You are highly capable of keeping a calm disposition in the face of adversities, never really disarmed by surprises. You believe highly in your own set of principles, never falling short of committing to them even if it leaves you stranded apart from your peers. However, you also put a high emphasis on your duties and responsibilities, never disregarding the role you are ought to play in whatever situation. Your tendency to be overly-responsible allows your close ones to persuade you to their own advantage, knowing fully well that you will not fall short of carrying out your obligations. However, your compliance never dissipates your own ideas of self.
There are other heroines who are just as intriguing as the ones here at your disposal, which only means Austen wrote enough to include every woman.