In their marriage, property plays a decisive part for this marriage, which is a typical example of the very social marriage situation and has a practical significance. On the one hand, Charlotte is twenty-seven years old girl and somewhat homely. Even though she has a good education before, she has little property. And for her, to marry basing on a comfortable life is the best marriage. So when she notices that Mr. Collins, a minister with money and status makes an offer of marriage to her, she accepts his proposal immediately without thinking whether there is love and same tastes between them.
It isn’t only the money, which I don’t deny has helped. But what would have become of Shabanu.” Dadi is making Shabanu marry Rahim just to make peace between their families. Dadi knows Shabanu doesn’t want to marry Rahim but still makes her because he know it will make their family rich and keep them out of danger. Further in the book Women are valued even less their main purpose in life was to marry and have children. As a woman in a marriage you must obey your husbands every request.
Most likely this was to convince her that during their marriage, he would take care of her financially. From this it is obvious to see that Daisy matches love with materials, therefore giving her a very materialistic outlook on love. On the other hand, Zelda was also very accustomed to a wealthy lifestyle. “Unfortunately, his paltry salary was not enough to convince Zelda to marry him, and… she broke their engagement in 1919… Fitzgerald, suddenly a rich and famous author, married Zelda a week after its publication” (Willett). This shows that Zelda would not marry Fitzgerald unless he had
Daisy marries Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man, as believes that money makes everything better. Her beliefs about wealth shows her obsession with financial stability. In the near beginning of the novel, Daisy finds out a secret that Tom is hiding from her. Jordan says, “’She might have the decency not to telephone him at dinner time. Don’t you think?’” (Fitzgerald, 20).
The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about how the interactions between money and love have major effects on the relationships between Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby. The relationship between Tom and Daisy is built more on money rather than love, however, there is little bits of love. Daisy marries Tom because of his wealth, but throughout their relationship she does, fall in love with Tom at least once. Also, Tom uses his money to basically buy Daisy’s love showing that he wants to have love in his life. The relationship between Gatsby and Daisy is also built on wealth, but it also involves love, alike the relationship of Tom and Daisy.
Matrimony in eighteenth and nineteenth century England played a significant role in the lives of women. In hopes of obtaining a secure financial future, women often dedicated their lives to marrying wealthy men, without any regard to mutual affection. Wollstonecraft condemned such marriages, arguing instead that marriages should be based on true friendship. As Wollstonecraft affirms, “Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded
She is adopted by the wealthy Miss havisham who takes her in as her own. Estella's attitude and characteristics were greatly reliant on how Miss Havisham. Instead of being taught values such as hard-work, kindness and honesty as she might have in a regular household, the affluent Miss Havisham teaches her how to be cruel. Miss havisham shaped her into the woman that she wished she had been; beautiful and refines but cold and heartless, someone who breaks hearts instead of having her own heart broken. Even Estella recognizes this, saying to Pip, “You must know… that I have no heart... Oh!
Daisy Buchanan’s idea of happiness is quite simple: she just wants “her life shaped now, immediately…the decision must be made by some force—of love, of money, of unquestionable practicality…close at hand” (Fitzgerald 96) Being from a wealthy and respectable family, Daisy is used to live conveniently, “She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life,” (Fitzgerald 159) which is why she wants to maintain that financial stability in life, and also to have a husband beside her. Note that “close at hand” means that Daisy doesn’t want to go to extreme lengths to achieve her happiness. Because of that, Daisy ends up marrying Tom instead of Gatsby, as Daisy cannot wait for Gatsby that long in order for her to attain the stability that she needs in her life, especially since the idea of living a prosperous life with Tom is right around the corner. The three things that she desires in life, “love, money, and unquestionable practicality,” seems appropriate to her lavish lifestyle and the way that her family
That insistence upon her own happiness at the cost of the disapproval of her friends is not seen as simply wanting to have a nice time in her life. It is seen as Wharton wanting to flirt and waste her time with parties. Lucy Freeman, Wharton’s best friend, describes her in The Coquette; or, the History of Eliza Wharton as “[meaning] to exhibit a few more girlish airs” before she gets married (Foster 595). Freemen very strongly disapproves of this inclination, particularly when she has her own opinions about who and when Wharton should marry. Wharton only pleases Freeman when she gives in and gets engaged to the man her friend
Throughout The Great Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson desired to fit in with the upper class; however, her marriage to George Wilson prevented such from occurring. Myrtle failed to recognize her husband’s hard work and true character due to her efforts to rise in social status. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald emphasized Myrtle’s hatred towards her marriage through her conversation with Catherine, depicting how people of the twenties focused more on wealth and power compared to moral American values. As readers closely evaluate the moment of Myrtle’s dialogue, she dictated her feelings towards her marriage in a way that supposedly justified her infidelity. Myrtle stated, “I married him because I thought he was a gentleman” (Fitzgerald 34).