If at first Adeline refuses to marry out of philosophical principles, which she openly professes, her later acceptance of that precise status of wife can be understood as a marriage of convenience which she accepts so as to elude the stigma of prostitution to which she has fallen. But before touching upon the position of Adeline in society as a married women, we first have to look at the context
Emma’s maturation allows her to see Mr. Knightley as a romantic figure despite deviations from her concept of the ideal hero. Initially, Emma’s need to write her own storylines obscures reality, and only when she stops attempting to change the world to suit her notions can she look outside herself and realize that Mr. Knightley is the man with whom she belongs. In this way, Austen parallels Emma’s comprehension of responsibility to her maturation into competent wife. The two processes cannot be separated, and in the same manner the role of the wife cannot be separated from social responsibilities. Emma is not the story of a man teaching a woman how to be his perfect wife; rather, it is the story of a woman understanding her social responsibility and realizing her true potential.
Belle represent the second wave feminist’s spirit which demand equality in education field. Other than that, Ariel, Belle and Jasmine share the same quality of aspiring to marry the man of their choices. Jasmine even strongly refuses to marry someone if she is only seen as a price of possession. This view break the traditional images of stereotypical characteristics that ideal women are expected to be possessed (Bispo, p.4). Despite the fact that Ariel, Belle and Jasmine are able to break several gender stereotypes, but
Daisy wanted a rich successful man, Gatsby felt like had to try to impress her, in his mind this meant that he had to lie about his social class. Daisy has to marry a man and love a man who is like her meaning from her social class. The man she would end up being with would’ve had to meet her parents’ and society 's expectations. This is like the mirror image of Fitzgerald 's love life. He would meet the love of his life also while he was stationed in an outside town during World War I.
The novel is the drama of inner mental conflict of Jerry Conant who wants to decide which among these two women will make his life the happiest. This quest of hero for an ontological freedom finds him entangled in the mundane domestic relations from which he wants to relieve. He wants to be free from all the social constraints he has due to being married. Marriage has been summarized by Kerry Ahearn for her excellent argument as: Marriage is enforced by the ceremonial code and notarized by the contractual law, but confirmation of one’s existence requires passion, and passion demands freedom.” (P. 62) The desired freedom from marriage leads him to the freedom of adultery grounding such a sexual dynamics. Updike explicitly denies the connection between freedom and adultery in Marry Me though the basic question is left unanswered if adultery implies freedom.
Later, he becomes a powerful and rich man and acquire Wuthering Heights and Truschcross Grange, he becomes heartless and greedy. Catherine, she is free-spirited, beautiful, spoiled, and often arrogant. She loved Heathcliff but to maintain her high social scale she marries Edgar Linton. Later after different adventures she brought poverty and misery to both of the men who loved her. Catherine’s Daughter, she born and her mother died, she felled in love with Linton and a was a trap to inherit properties.
The institution of marriage is a chief concern of Jane Austen’s novels, though she never married. This does not necessarily mean that she did not know what love is. This paper discusses about the Institution of Marriage and how this institution affected women, through Pride and Prejudice and Sense and sensibility. There were so many laws prevailing in Victorian Era, and they had a major impact on women. At that time laws were based on the idea that after Marriage a woman becomes the property of man and now he has to take care of her.
In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen used personal experiences throughout the traditional 19th century to shape the viewpoints evident in both Charlotte and Elizabeth on love and marriage and use their opinions as social criticism. Much like the traditional views of the 19th century, Charlotte Lucas believed that marriage was based solely on security and not on true love. She believed, “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other, or even so familiar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterward to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life” (Austen 30).
The revolutionary aspect of this poem is demonstrated by the woman who questions Robartes saying “May I not put myself to college” (Albright, 223). This is significant as it represents the rise of the female within the poem but also the rise of women in society as a whole while Robartes attempts to confine her role, in line with traditional beliefs. Robartes does this by highlighting the importance of a woman’s body to man and not her mind as no “book” can aid the acquisition of “knowledge” substantially (Albright, 223). Once again Yeats draws our attention to the woman in the poem who continues to defy stereotypical beliefs when saying “my wretched dragon is perplexed” alluding to her views on the importance of women and value of female power in society (Albright, 224). This is symbolic of Yeats as a revolutionary poet as it gives a firm representation of the female voice which would have been unstereotypical of the time.
She once told her sisters that they were wrong – even morally wrong – in making their heroines beautiful as a matter of course. They replied that it was impossible to make a heroine interesting on any other terms. Her answer was, “I will prove to you that you are wrong; I will show you a heroine as plain and as small as myself, who shall be as interesting as any of yours (Gaskell 235). Introduction Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) was an English novelist whose novels have become enduring classics of English literature. In this essay, two of her novels will be discussed, Jane Eyre, published in 1847 and Villette, published in 1853.