Elizabeth now realizes that she actually rather than just being friendly with him she now loves him. The letter made the two of them friends and now this pushes her over the edge to love him. The love, however is unknown by Darcy and he is still afraid that they will not be able to come together until Lady Catherine De Bourgh steps in and tells Elizabeth to stay away from Darcy and not accept his proposal. She essentially says that Elizabeth cannot accept the proposal because she is a lower social class and her family is too big of an embarrassment to have her marry Darcy. Darcy feels different and still loves Elizabeth and his only gives him hope that they still may love get
Myrtle is another example of how women’s role in society started to take a turn for the better. She tries to fit in with the successful people around her and make a name for herself. She uses the affair she is having as a getaway to the world of the so-called elite. "I married him because I thought he was a gentleman. I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn 't fit to lick my shoe."
Although she does not express it as much, she may want her daughter to be well off and to have wealth and connections. However, she wants wealth and social standing more than she wants her daughter's happiness and her wishes outweigh her love for her daughter. Greed and her selfishness make Regina an unsympathetic character, while Amanda, on the other hand, loves her children and does everything in her limited power to make life better for them, even if they do not understand her reasoning. While it seems that Amanda has the same motives as Regina, that could not be more
This prevents her from painting what the popular eye can see, and the popular heart can feel (THE NOVELS).” While the Austen’s marriage proposals tend to leave some readers emotionally dissatisfied, this plainness is purposeful in that it highlights the main themes of Austen’s works and comments on marriage itself. This intentional blandness is strongly present in Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility; while the proposal scenes in both these works seem rushed and occupy a small space at the end of the novels, they both reflect the growth of their respective heroines. Marriage proposals in literature are often a heightened point of the work, embellished with great detail and passionate, direct discourse. For instance, In Charlotte Bronte’s Villete, after chapters of heartache and loneliness, heroine Lucy Snowe has a moment of respite as M. Paul Emmanuel takes her hands and warmly whispers into her ear,
Emma and jane Fairfax Jane’s situation in life is much grimmer than Emma’s, and represents the faith of many women at her time. Being an orphan meant that if Jane does not marry, she must become a governess, because she lacks any money of her own. While Emma can afford to practice feminine activities such as drawing, only for the sake of impressing the people surrounding her, and act as coquet to receive male attention, for Jane, attracting a respectable man and marrying him is the only way to have a decent life. Accordingly, she excels in many talents a young lady of those times was supposed to have. Despite being inferior to Emma in social standing, thus not representing a real threat to her social standing, it not surprising Emma takes an immediate dislike towards her.
I like being sarcastic and ironic almost all the time, but I feel like something is missing from me, maybe manners and elegance. Elizabeth Bennet is simply and at the same time complicated, awesome young lady, she is some kind of a model because of her behaviour and love for her family even if they're so different by having such different meanings of life and
However, in chapter 7, during the confrontation, Daisy quickly rethinks her decisions and states, ‘I did love him once – but I loved you too’. As Gatsby hopes and expectations of them being together breaks the audience starts to comprehend that Daisy contradicting statements is purely because she is afraid to leave Tom. Tom came from a wealthy family and was highly respected in society. Daisy knew that life with him would be luxiourous and entirely satisfactory in terms of respect and wealth. In addition, the author is trying to convey to the audience that Daisy is too secure in her marriage with Tom to even consider leaving it.
Even at such young ages, girls were held at these same extreme beauty standards as their mothers were, believing that they had to be this ideal beautiful ‘cookie-cutter’ woman, or else they won’t be beautiful at all. Women, including young girls, felt as though they could only be beautiful if society said so and as soon as society said so, then all of a sudden they must be beautiful. These standards aren’t fair to women because women shouldn’t have to be judged by society for their looks, and society shouldn't be able to tell them when they are beautiful and when they aren’t. Society put these standards into women’s heads, and Austen realized that they need to be taken out. She tried to do this by writing in a satirical tone in hopes that readers would see that these beauty standards are wrong and need to be changed.
This reflects that the woman’s reputation is much more important than a man’s reputation in Victorian England. Like in the other novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, the reputation of a woman is easily tainted and cannot be hidden; women cannot start their life over as if nothing has happened. Henchard is worried about Lucetta more than he is worried about himself. In addition, Lucetta seems as a romantic person that gets excited about the prospects of love without thinking about the relationship itself. When Lucetta waits to meet Henchard and ran into Farfrae, she quickly agrees to start a love relationship with Farfrae despite that she did not really know him.
Abstract: This paper questions the role of marriage through Ismat Chugtai’s short story ‘Morsel’ in achieving a respectable social status for women in society. She ridicules the undue attention given to the marriage ignoring women’s achievements. It highlights how chugtai raises a concern towards the emotional well being of unmarried girls due to the nerve wrecking match making in their daily life. She sarcastically makes a mention of the respectfully married women and gently hints that everything is not so well in their world as well. Finally she ridicules the mythical deliverance of women through marriage in which we so blindly believe as a society.