Instead of working at home, with the help of their wives, men began to work in factories. What resulted, was “the two sexes [inhabiting] what Victorians thought of as “separate spheres” (Hughes). With this increase in the domestic responsibility of women, came a shift in the marriage dynamic. Wives’ dependency on their husbands increased, which in turn created even more pressure to marry and to marry well. This is the mindset that permeates both Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.
The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today,
When Howard proposes to Carol, it did not bother her in the slightest that she “was not in love with him.” Carol is first introduced as a romantic, yet every decision she makes contradicts her early description. Instead of a romantic, she seems to be an opportunist who is well aware of how she is perceived in the public. Since she knows that she must be married to become respectable, she agrees to marry Howard immediately to quickly get herself to her optimal social standing. In order to make the best out of this opportunity to move up the social ranks, she decides to “set about the business of falling in love.” Carol’s mindset is completely distorting how people fall in love. This way of thinking is wrong, since people cannot be forced to fall in love, and it is one of the many problems with these required marriages.
Women’s Suffrage in America The 19th Amendment was a significant point in history for people all over the world because it was put in place to give women the right to vote politically. The Amendment granted women to be politically equal as any other man would be. A good amount of women were more educated than a lot of men and they wanted the right to vote that they deserved. In the U.S. the 19th Amendment had an effect on a lot of women in a political way. Women have always wanted the country to get better and better, and this is what they are trying to do.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel set Georgian England times focusing on the relationship between classes and the legitimacy and true reason for marriage. In the novel Jane Austen, the author, satirizes the vanity of the people during the time of the plot by outlining the fact that they get married for economic gain, are not educated about humility at a young age, and look at others flaws before their own. Charlotte and Mr. Collins relationship and marriage are used by Jane Austen to show the problems with marriages in the time of the novel. As exemplified in this marriage, women married for economic gain and stability. Austen describes Charlotte’s view on marriage,“Without thinking highly of either men or marrying, marriage had always been her object; it was the only provision for a well- educated young women of a small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasant preservative from want” (Austen
In contrast, Jane was wise enough to make the right decision for herself and ended up with a better relationship than Lydia. Jane and Elizabeth had similar relationships because they both had common traits with the men they fell in love with. Elizabeth and Charlotte had very different relationships than each other. Charlotte married the man who Elizabeth rejected because she wanted wealth and security. 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.
Divakaruni, a product of the postcolonial feminism, creates a female universe out of the conventional male world. In her works, conventional geography is rejected. The rejection of other male definitions of the world automatically follows. She places her women characters, mostly with good educational background and yet hailing from unfair traditional family set-up, in conflict with a parochial society, and depicts their struggle to pop out of the shells. They break free themselves from the past conventional emotions and resolve to move into the new world of American ideologies due to severe hardships inflicted on them in the name of Indian tradition and custom.
Standing up for themselves influenced many other women to take part in this action. Since the late 1800s and early 1900s, social expectations of women have changed in the way they are portrayed, but the expectations have changed slightly in today’s view. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, social expectations for women played a crucial part in society. For example, young women were expected to get married and have children. Obedience and loyalty were the main components of marriage.
Both Kalyani and Shripati are forced into a loveless marriage by her. It is a clear dig at the conservative society where marriage and son are the only things that matter. Through the portrayal of the second generation pair, Kalyani and Shripati, Deshpande depicts the predicament of women who are confined in the framework of traditional marriage and lead a life of self-denial and suffering. Kalyani’s life is an example of forced incompatible arranged marriage in which a woman has to suffer endlessly. Even if marriage fails in giving happiness of any kind to woman, it is preferred because it gives a security and a sense of dignity to woman in society.
First, this kind of marriage is built on the foundation of love which is a changeable emotion, so it is not strong enough to be everlasting. The second reason is that the couples married based on impulse, later they found that their mates didn’t seem to be the right person. Therefore, you really need to make sure that he/she is the right one before getting married, or you may look for a match-maker who can help you to find the ideal suitor. Love is a long-run relationship, by seeking help from the psychologists of the "Family Harmony" project, couples can solve their marital crisis more easily. Thus, couples are less likely to get divorced and the divorce rate will decline.