Clarke theorizes that while looking at Lily’s dilemma with Weber’s theory readers may realize that the real problem for her is not a conflict between marriage for love or money but as a conflict between marriage for class or status. Early in Wharton’s novel we learn that Lily would love to marry a European aristocrat or nobleman. The only problem with this ideal is that the American culture values the amount of money a person has, and titles like these weren’t given to men. To add to Lily’s struggles when it comes to making her decision between what man to marry Clarke points out the house hold that she was brought up in took money very seriously. Her mother had a crude passion for money and put a lot of pressure on her to have a lot of money when she grew up.
Myrtle is another example of how women’s role in society started to take a turn for the better. She tries to fit in with the successful people around her and make a name for herself. She uses the affair she is having as a getaway to the world of the so-called elite. "I married him because I thought he was a gentleman. I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn 't fit to lick my shoe."
The characters of Elizabeth and Darcy developed well through the story. Undoubtedly, their attitudes and actions are class-driven in the beginning with pride and prejudice respectively in the beginning of the story. However, as time goes by and the events proceed, they realize that they had been mistaken and heavily influenced by class-consciousness. Mr. Darcy feels he is superior to the girl and can tempt her with his wealth while she believes that her personal qualities help her seduce whoever man she likes. The plot is structured in a traditional way as the end is happy like in almost all romance stories where the lovers end up with being united and married to each other.
Sinclair tried to make this book promote socialism and discermish the capitalism system. He had hoped that this book will not only convince a few of the wealthy readers, but also convince the common people to push for more socialism. He had also written this book with an attempt to connect so much with women. This book was meant to connect more with women because he felt that they would be a bigger audience. He also made Jurgis's wife have a very difficult with her work conditions, including her boss who had taken advantage of her and and her
Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence Women in Love Themes Marriage and Work The four central characters of Lawrence’s novel test the expectations of their society, chiefly through their unconventional attitudes toward the institutions of marriage and work. Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen are spirited and independent women, although they are not from the upper class. Meanwhile, Gerald and Birkin are their social superiors, but both men are drawn to the Brangwens and pursue marriages that defy social norms. Birkin views the hyper productivity of the modern era as a mistake, and thinks that work cannot save humanity. Gerald meanwhile throws himself into his work, but believes in the advancement of technology as a means of mastering the material of the
The confirmation bias here, has to do with the families that will engage their young daughters to marry older men to correspond to their ethical ideas that they behold. Does bias also play a role with faith? By including possible ways of knowing, faith could be a relatable aspect of the formation of a bias. The families of the young Zimbabwean girls are aware of the possible tragic circumstances but are influenced by their moral judgment which could be rather based on faith and their embedded cultural tradition. Knowing these facts, the families make a decision, whereas, some families make decisions after their finances.
Clearly, these older women have internalized patriarchy to the extent of believing that is their duty or Dharma to mend their husbands by being more servile (Chakravarti, 1993, p.581). These women, while essentializing aggression to the male sex and condoning their deviance, also advance the notion that ‘mending’ a husband constitutes better performance of the archetypical wifely duties which would eventually impress a man and thereby confer the woman the ability to mend
Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice Apart from love, which is a recurring and obvious theme in romance novels, the themes that strike me as most important in Pride & Prejudice, are reputation, connected to marriage and social standing, as well as pride and prejudice. At the time when the action of Pride & Prejudice takes place, an early and good marriage was very important to parents of daughters. In the novel, above all Mrs. Bennett wants a good match for her daughters and does everything in her power to find wealthy husbands with a good reputation, which was often almost unbearable for me to read about. Linked to that is the general motive of marriage. Jane wants to marry Bingley, and Elizabeth is not really sure throughout the whole story, but is proposed to by Darcy and Mr. Collins, whom she both rejects at first.
As the other great Victorian essayist, John Stuart Mill tries to address a fundamental problem of the new Victorian era in his work; specifically, he challenges the traditional idea of women naturally subordinated to men. Mill’s focus is mainly on the middle class women, raised to be ladies, who are not self-sufficient individuals and have to rely on their husbands. They are the ones who need to realize their conditions of subordination, alongside the men who are preprinting it, and demand equality to men. In the first paragraph, Mill states that not only “the legal subordination of one sex to the other” is wrong, but it is also one of the major obstacles “to human improvement” (Mill 1105). Therefore, it is necessary to replace this condition with an equal relationship between the two sexes.
For instance, Shin and Juu Won portrayed as a stereotypical rich and powerful men. Then, Chae Gyoung represent a young woman from middle-class family and married to a crown prince in her young age. Dissimilar to Gil Ra Im. She presented as a working-class individual, from a middle-class family, yet prefered to work as a stuntwoman in order to earn living, and eventually married to Juu Won. This leads the researcher to concluded that each characteristics and personalities of the characters in the series are moulded by the demands of the narrative to represent the character types that feature in both Princess Hours and Secret