Mary challenged such thinking and thought that women could be equal to men if given the same opportunities. Thesis Statement: The Enlightenment thinker, Mary Wollstonecraft, supported women’s rights by promoting equality, calling for women’s education, and insisting that women should be free to enter business through her book, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which had a
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
The importance of reading The Great Gatsby is shown through how the women were treated in the 1920s through their status of the women caring about wealth and acceptance, and how the women use their beauty as an advantage in order to live a better life, and their unique personalities and attitudes of the women reflect and construct the American Dream. All ranks of social status are read in the novel from the women in the novel, there is a gap of wealth and acceptance. How their differences creates hope within citizens of Americans that the dream is possible. How Daisy was born into a wealthy family and her status represents the goal of the American Dream that everyone wants to achieve. This also interpret the American dream by not working hard for it, and how Daisy is lucky to be born into a wealthy family and she did not have to do the hard work.
In the Victorian era, women were forced to marry, as they needed the security of a man. However, Austen uses logos to question the real inequality in the Victorian era’s ideology, that a woman is incomplete without a man. This allows the reader to analyse the state of society from a different perspective. Austen also starts her sentence with an assertive tone further supported with her firm word choices, through using the words, ‘…truth universally acknowledged’. These words are important in her building ethos allowing her to deliver her controversial message.
It is common for people in everyday society to conform to society’s expectations while also questioning their true desires. In the novel, The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, the main protagonist Edna Pontellier is said to possess, "That outward existence which conforms, the inward life that questions." In other words, Edna outwardly conforms while questioning inwardly. Kate Chopin, uses this tension between outward conformity and inward questioning to build the meaning of the novel by examining Edna’s role as a wife, mother, and as nontraditional woman in the traditional Victorian period. Edna outwardly conforms to society’s expectations by marriage.
This segregation and loathing of differing social classes is also portrayed in 'Clueless' through Elton's outburst, 'Don't you even complete who my father is?' This reveals the importants that is put on family background and social connections, and the superficiality within both societies from the film and novel. The reinforced idea of class by "Clueless" presents the idea that values in the context of "Clueless" are similar, and if not the same as "Emma" despite the contextual difference. Appearance in both Jane Austen's 'Emma' and Amy Heckerling's 'Clueless' has great importance placed on it and this value of appearance
In Jane Austen (author of the original book) version of how a man should treat a women, they should flatter them, court them, and make the women feel comfortable. The social classes or social status, today mix all the time, but in the movie if was an act deviance, because normally a noble class does not married a middle class
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!
For married women, they are expected to practice cult of domesticity and coverture. Since Jane’s case is different from that of a married woman, she gets a vaguely larger set of options. Due to her education and capability, Jane can only either be a teacher or a governess, which are closely related. In her book Governess: The Lives and Times of the Real Jane Eyres, Ruth Brandon describes the governess role as naturally above domestic servant. However, it is considerably below that of a noble woman in a social ladder.
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.