One reason is that people are getting married for the wrong reasons, such as unplanned pregnancies. Another reason is that women have become more independent so that they are not forced in to being in a marriage where they are not happy. Last, lenient divorce laws make it much easier for many couples to get divorced. Combined, these three reasons have caused the divorce rate to be seemingly high and projected the increased trend in divorces. Marriage has long been a sacrosanct tradition only broken in the times of utmost desperation.
“ You career girls, can’t put it off forever you know, tick tock.” This shows that pride and prejudice is nothing more than Bridget Jones’ Diary in modern dress as the issues with not being able to find a suitable husband, and having the family intervene in the search are still very apparent. Both Elizabeth and Bridget feel obliged to find a man as most of their peers surrounding them are settling down and getting married. This is an expectation put on them by society, as only once part of a couple, women are thought of as complete or entirely happy. In Bridget's Jones’ Diary, Bridget's inability to find a man or settle down, often pops up as a common conversation subject with friends or family. “Hi Bridget, how’s your love life?” And “so, Bridget, why is it you career girls can’t hold down a decent man?” Bridget often puts off answering the question, with a quick, witty reply.
Essay4, Draft8 CIN-304390390 University 401 I grew up in a traditional society where gender discrimination become common practice in day to day life. By growing up in these situations I blindly followed gender discrimination without knowing the facts. Still, gender discrimination of girls continues in some parts of India like Orissa and Bihar. India is a rapidly developing country, but still dowry system and child marriages continues. The main reason for child marriages are parents feel girls as a burden to their families.
Charles Bingley, a rich attractive man, and his sister had a reputation to protect by not letting their brother marry a ‘low class girl’. Reputation even today and back in the nineteenth century is still very important aspect in culture. In the twenty-first century, women have attempted to make their lives easier by wanting to be more equal with the men in their society. Women are wanting to be the apart of the ‘bread winnings’ efforts within a family. Since evolving from the culture of the nineteenth century, women have lost a lot of family and home making traditions but women have gained equality with more rights such as voting, working, and overall equal rights.
Unfortunately, women today still struggle for equal pay for equal work and unequal pay triggers unequal opportunities for their careers. We all know that a lot of higher management jobs are held by men, not women. The article from thinkprogress.org states that “[t]he wages gap starts early in women’s careers and grows over time, women who get business degrees and have the same experience as men end up with lower level jobs right out of school and are paid thousands less. Those same men are then twice more likely to end up being named CEO than the women, and women in corporate America report that still face gender-specific discrimination.” (Glynn, thinkprogress.org). It seems that women are encouraged to pursue marriage and having a family rather than excel in their education and career.
He became engaged to her and her money, and Elizabeth on hearing about the engagement thought ... ... middle of paper ... ...alises that she is proud too, and she is surprised at this as she seemed to be always right in her first instincts though finds out that she is wrong about Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham. In the end Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy both get married together and live 'at Pemberley'. Overall Mr. Wickham's attitude towards marriage differs from Elizabeth's because Mr. Wickham is superficial and not serious at all, since he just wants to marry somebody preferable a woman with a lot of money as he is a mercenary man. But Elizabeth on the other-hand is profound and quite serious about her marriage as she wants it to be perfect al most. She is also very disinterested as in she does not go for the rich and powerful but for someone who she can respect, for example, when she turned Mr. Darcy down when he offered her in marriage.
She is arranging their marriages to pick someone suitable for them and also she may want them married to rich men for the society aspect. It would make them look higher class and would gain respect, as at that time people with more money were treated better. There is evidence of her attitude towards marriage in the book. When Elizabeth declines Mr Collin's proposal, Mrs Bennet is obviously upset because if Elizabeth agreed to marry him then her and her sisters would be guaranteed the estate. Mrs Bennet says "Mr Bennet you are wanted immediately, we are all in an uproar.
In the case of Edna and Léonce, Edna thought that being married would conform her more to her society, and when she received the disapproval of both her sister and father that gave her an even higher inclination to marry Léonce. Love to me is having a family and being supportive of each others decisions. Edna and Léonce have half of that, they together have two children. Back then the women were supposed to be a mother-woman but Edna on the other hand was... ... middle of paper ... ...ther companion. Edna was missing the attention from both her husband and Robert so when Alcée directed his attention to Edna she instantly fell for his charm and good looks.
Many who do not know about the consequences of being sold and the kind of life they have to live afterwards, send their daughters off to strangers, or sometimes even marry them off with the hope of getting rid of the chronic poverty that has been bringing them down to their knees, unknowing of the severity of atrocities they sent in their children for. After succeeding in alluring and convincing the heads in the family, the traffickers trade women to various places including city of Mumbai in India and sometimes to the Middle East, also. People have a perception that there are well paying jobs available in the Middle East, therefore, a lot of them get enthused about being employed overseas and become willing to take almost any risk to secure a job in the Middle Eastern labor market (Paul, Kanti and Hasnath). All their hopes turn into despair when they are made to face with the bitter reality of the purpose they were brought in for. Some are sold to certain red-light areas for sexual exploitation, and some are turned into domestic servants or circus entertainers, while others are made to work as child soldiers.
In India when a woman gets married is in no longer apart of the family so unable to help the family. The women's family also has to pay her husband’s family a dowry. A dowry is property or money that is given to the husb... ... middle of paper ... ...ering the chances of intentional death. Through the use of sex-selective abortions, child abandonment, and the intentional killing of female infants, female infanticide as accounted millions of missing girls from the world’s population. Female infanticide is the consequence of a strongly implanted, preconceived, idea that women are a financial burden on individual families as well as society as a whole.