The Misogyny in the Male Mannerisms of the 18th Century in Evelina This critical study will analyze the misogynistic mannerism of male that degrade and subjugate women in the 18th century novel Evelina by Frances Burney. By analyzing a select quote from this novel, the rude and disrespectful manner in which men treat women can be identified in the context of class orientation and social norms in Great Britain. In many cases, women are treated as second-class citizens, even in the upper classes due to the primacy of patriarchal power through the institution of marriage and in society. By critically analyzing a few select quotes from this novel, the misogyny of 18th century British patriarchal society can be defined in this novel by Frances...The end:
.....’t live) reminds the reader that the drama of this novel all revolves around whether Evelina will thrive as the wife of Lord Orville, or will she fall into middle or lower class obscurity because she has not found a husband to support her financially. In this regard, the quote chosen for this critical analysis describes the misogynistic power of patriarchal society and its affect on women through Burney’s characterization of 18th century British society. Works Cited: Burney, Frances. Evelina. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. (To customer: I used this edition because the edition that you sent me through Google would not let search for related quotes. You can find it at Amazon.com—they give sample pages through a “search inside” forum).