This is the mindset that permeates both Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Both plays, having been written at the end of the 19th century, offer insight into how this societal pressure creates an environment in which women face a particularly large amount of pressure to find wealthy, suitable husbands rather than ones they truly love. This issue of marriage being classified as business is best summed up in The Importance of Being Earnest when Algy, after having learned Jack intends to propose to Gwendolyn, remarks, “I thought you had come up for pleasure…? I call that business” (Wilde
Nora finally seeks indaendance from Helmer "you're not the man to help me with that, I ust do that alone". Nora experiences somewhat of an enlightenment reflecting on how she has been treated in life: "he called me his doll-child... I went rom Daddy's hands to yours". Helmer is blind to how his controlling behaviour has had the oppiste effect and has forced Nora from him. However it is important to condier the context of the 19th centuary society and its social norms.
Brontë exploits this issue in “Jane Eyre” by showing this darker side of society through the enigmatic Edward Rochester and his lustful family. - Edward is an economically independent man with a favorable status and influential connections still looking for a profitable match. Jane will be the one in charge to unmask him to the audience: “I saw he was going to marry her [Blanche Ingram] for family, perhaps political reasons, because her rank and connections suited him” (Brontë 205) This manner of conduct converts Mr. Rochester from a hero into a villain, a perpetrator and “his project of
When considering the time span of Othello it is comprehended why the women aren’t respected, nor are they treated fairly. None of the women in the play have a voice, they are altogether displayed to be the property of another person. In Act II, Scene II as Othello addressed Desdemona, he made it clear to her and to any listening ear that she was his property. “Come, my dear love, the purchase made, the fruits are to ensue; That profit 's yet to come 'tween me and you.” Although the way he said it was to not be taken out of context, but yet in a loving manner. He blatantly influenced the audience understand that she is now in his possession forever.
The purpose of The Importance of Being Earnest was to satirise the Victorian traditions, false courtesy, and the superficiality of status and the quest for love and marriage. These manifests itself in Jack through his superiority toward his foil, Algy, who doesn't adhere to social protocol, and his deluded hope for a life with Gwendolyn, whom Jack views as a solution to his problems and a way to heighten his status, not as a life partner. Furthermore, putting emphasis on his delusion and hypocrisy. The hyperbolic "we will be the picture of perfection", "That satisfaction will come when, and only when, I have Gwendolyn as my wife" and derisive "the irony of which was evidently, though not shockingly, lost on him" are reflections of this and create cohesion between the character in the play and the
“As I told you my young lady bade me inquire you out; what she bade me say, I will keep to myself”(Act II.II.148-149). The Nurse has offered to keep the secret of the marriage between the two young ones and she will not tell anyone about it. After the Nursze comes back from visting Romeo she finds ways to not tell Juliet the good news instead she starts talking about other things, the Nurse also knows how delighted juliet will be once when she finds out about the wedding “Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind,...where is your mother?”(Act II.II.55-57). The day of Mercutio and Tybalt 's death she did not think Romeo would do such a thing, and now her thoughts about Romeo have changed instead she thinks Romeo would end up hurting her young lady. She can not do anything about it as Romeo is Juliet 's husband now.
Juliet faces a challenge when she wants to know the name of the man whom she fell in love with and without Nurse discovering it. To find out the name of the individual, she misleads her Nurse, “In order to find out, she devises a cleverly indirect ploy, first inquiring from the Nurse about the identities of two other young men in whom she actually has no interest. Only after she has learned their names, and thus diverted the Nurse’s curiosity, does she ask about Romeo.”(Garber,47). Juliet starts showing signs of independence by asking questions after falling in love with Romeo. She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo.
Blanche avoids all direct, bright light, especially in front of men. Mitch, one of her potential suitors, proves this statement when he points out to Blanche: “I don’t think I ever seen you in the light. That’s a fact!” (Williams…) She refuses to reveal her age, and it is evident that she stays away from light to avoid others seeing her losing her beauty and her age. Blanche’s inner conflict gave the play an unforgettable conclusion. She “[doesn’t] tell the truth, [but instead]
Have you been in love? Love does not have any shape, It does not look at social classes, skin color, even if your parents do not like you to be with her or him, but sometimes those are small obstacles that do not allow us to be with the person we love. A clear example, can be Ophelia and Hamlet in the play called Hamlet written by William Shakespeare. This pair of characters were in love with each other, but, Polonius, Ophelia's father, was against this relationship because he thinks Hamlet is playing around with her. As many relationships, everybody has parallel and contrast things.
Instead of listening to her and understanding why she doesn’t want to marry him he starts pointing out her flaws and forgets his own flaws. As shown in Mr. Collin’s view of only other people 's flaws and not his own, this vanity is a running theme throughout the novel with several other
Diana’s life might have been like a soap opera because her marriage was not perfect, she had to share the husband with the mistress and the queen did nothing about it. She did not get the support from her new royal family, she was in her own. People and Media know how to change the situation so she
In Scene 1, Marilla states that “She would never dream of taking in a girl!” When Marilla discovered that her brother, Matthew, had brought in a girl. Marilla originally return the girl in exchange for a boy. But later on in the act, she ends up developing a passion for Anne after she tells the story about how she ended up where she is now. I think Marilla develops a passion for the girl because she felt sorry for the girl. After she told the story, I believe Marilla views the girl in an entire different way than she did before.
The reason i would say he is responsible for this is because he made Juliet marry a person she did not want to. Capulet was the one that was planning the wedding for them. When lady Capulet told juliet that she needed to marry pairs that 's when she was upset and said no then Capulet came and told her the same but it did not go to great. Capulet words were”How how how how, chopped-logic? What is this?
However, I was never, nor am I now, the type of person to make up an excuse as to why I couldn’t do something. In fact, I pushed my body before it was ready. This type of back surgery requires wearing a full torso back brace for the first
Problems will not be resolved unless it’s her way or a way she benefits from. Finally Juliet will not do something for someone other than a few people she loves (e.g Romeo and the nurse). Juliet was asking for comfort on an argument that took place earlier by reason of her not wanting to marry Prince. She was very distraught and emotional in this scene, and is asking for advice from the nurse. Prior to this argument the nurse supported Juliet’s decision on secretly marrying Romeo and not Prince, but once she saw how her parents reacted on Juliet not marrying Prince she took upon her parents side.