The heroine becomes a feminist figure as she is full aware of the empowerment she disposes; she is the one who decides to either refuse or accept a marriage proposal. Her firm decision leads to superiority over men. Emma Woodhouse imposes herself and the words she uses help her reign over everyone’s opinions and judgements: „Fortunate I do not want, consequence I do not want”.
By means of words Emma seeks to be superior of her contacts. The novel is in numerous ways a feminist novel about society and complications.
The character Emma Woodhouse serves as a role model and the novel represents a departure from the social stereotypes, being centred on feminist ideals.