Charlotte married the man who Elizabeth rejected because wealth and security her objective. Whereas, Elizabeth married Darcy because she fell in love with him, Elizabeth gaining all the wealth and security Charlotte wanted, even though she was not looking for it. Austen did a great job in introducing more than one perspective of relationships. All things considered, ideal and practical relationships were demonstrated clearly throughout the novel with great contrast
Since women do the majority of agricultural work and domestic work, men gain power by marrying as many women as possible (Bledsoe, 1976:376). Since the husband legally gets the outcomes of the productive and reproductive services of the wife, he needs to have a wife to gain power and wealth. Although this patrilineal ownership is not an indication of great legal rights for women in marriage, it does give women the bargaining chip to socially negotiate power. Since men do not produce themselves, their position in society and wealth are largely dependent on marrying. (Bledsoe; 1976:377).
This passage shows how a single man with a good amount of wealth should need a wife, even though men in that time were not rush like women to get married but shouldn’t take long to find a wife and later have children. Most time these marriages are not based on love and passion but for a higher status in life. For Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, their relationship lacked love and are only together for looks and financial benefit. Austen novel Pride and Prejudice shows that marriage is based on money and not love and the conflict between reason and emotion is conveyed through their relationship. Mr. Bennet at first is seen to be a sensible but witty man who enjoys teasing his wife and daughters.
Gatsby's wealth was always a dream while Tom's wealth was always reality. Daisy being with Tom will secure her a spot in the famous and respected "old money" society whereas her being with Gatsby she will be surround by people like him with "new money" who wants to be accepted by those with "old money". Just like Daisy, Myrtle chooses money over love. She cheats on her husband George with Tom. Myrtle was a woman from the lower class who desired to be a part of the higher class.
In Pride and Prejudice, social classes divided the country of England into wealthy and poor, and each class was to abide by certain social rules. Usually, the poor and the wealthy were not meant to intertwine in marriage but they could speak and dance at balls that were hosted. In the famous English romance novel by Jane Austen, five girls must marry off before their father dies and lose their house to their cousin, Mr. Collins. The plot of the novel is set between the second-born daughter, Elizabeth Bennet and a wealthy man by the name of Mr. Darcy. Both of them come off as prejudicial to each other at the beginning, with Mr. Darcy telling Mr. Bingley that he won’t dance with a woman that has been eyed by another man.
The satirical piece of literature, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, takes place in the Victorian Era, “when an intricate code of behavior governed everything from communication to sexuality.” (shmoop.com). During the Victorian age, all marriages were connected to social status, matched economics, and to protect their own resources. This idea can be shown in “The Importance of Being Earnest” through Lady Bracknell. This satire is written to awaken people and to try to remind people not to value bloodlines instead of true love when deciding upon your marriage partner. I think that Oscar Wilde finds his characters funny.
According to this act, the married as well as unmarried women shared the same rights over property. Through this act a married woman had a right to retain possession of property that she might have received as a present from a parent. Before Married women’s Property Act Women had no right over the property she brought into, even after a divorce; a husband had complete legal authority over any financial gain attained by his wife; women weren't allowed to open bank accounts; and married women weren't able to conclude a contract without her husband's legal approval. Owing to these restrictions on the property, it was absolutely troublesome or not possible for a woman to go away a failing marriage, or she cannot show any authority over her finances if her husband was not capable or willing to try and do this on her behalf. The legitimization of the 1893 Married Women's Property Act completed this method .After the passing of this Act married women had full licensed authority over all the property she has in hand before marriage, be it any sort of property or property from an inheritance or the money she
In The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde satirized the ideas of the Victorian upper class society through a few aspects. One of the main points he claimed is people’s attitude towards marriage in the Victorian society that “whether marriage is pleasurable or a restrictive social duty” (Shmoop Editorial Team). Lady Bracknell is a typical character represented the superficial upper class. When she noticed that her daughter Gwendolen was going to be engaged to Mr. Worthing, the most she concerned was not whether the man really loved her
Ezekiel 28:17 “Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor.” The world is made of first impressions and has been for as long as organized society has been around. This is usually based on family lineage, appearance, wealth, and intelligence. Jane Austen challenges this notion in her last work, Persuasion. She makes this clear by introducing characters in a very matter of fact form, and then contradicting her description with their dialogue and actions throughout the rest of the novel undeniably making reference to the idea that first impressions are not only a waste of meditation but are also usually quite off. The story of Persuasion is focused around the issues that surround marriage and courting during Jane Austen’s life.
There are many characterizations of Torvald and how his gender roles shape us, shown by Ibsen. Torvald has a huge role in A Doll 's House, and Ibsen portrays him as he should be in the Victorian era, sexist, dominant and powerful because they handle the family 's wealth. Ibsen also characterizes Torvald as caring in some manner because even though he doesn 't show too much affection at the end of the day, he does care about Nora. Furthermore, society would see it as abnormal to have Nora be more liberal or Torvald for that matter, so that is one of the reasons why Torvald did not give Nora more freedom. Moreover, Ibsen used the direct and indirect characterization of Torvald how gender roles in the Victorian era shaped