Fella can make his way lot easier if he ain’t got a fambly” (ch. 26 p487). He is implying that he will no longer associate himself with the other Joads because they are weighing him down, keeping him from his own desires. When Rose of Sharon brings up that she “and Connie dn’t want to live in the county no more… a little worry came on Ma’s face” (Ch 16, p224). She did not like the thought of her daughter, although married with a baby on the way would ever leave her and her husband.
To turn your back on your spouse is one thing, but to turn your back on your children is another. Nora was around in an era were women were looked down upon, not considered equal to men, so it would be hard for her to find a job. If Nora were to leave her Torvald she would have no were to go. Nora was a doll all of her life, first to her father then to Torvald, if she were to leave more then likely she would just become someone else's doll. Torvald was not the best husband in the world, but Nora chose to marry him.
At the beginning of Martin and Bertrande’s marriage, they are unable to have a child. As Davis state, this was troubling: “Bertrande’s family was pressing her to separate from Martin; since the marriage was unconsummated, it could be dissolved after three years and she would be free by canon law to marry again.”5 While Bertrande had a way to evade this marriage, she stood by Martin remaining faithful. She waited for him for nine years until they finally were granted a child, and then another eight where he left her alone to care for their child. Not only was she given an opportunity out that she did not take, but she remained faithful to him in his absence. Or at least she did until Arnaud showed up.
These are “Duble Face”, "Waiting between the Trees", and «The Joy Luck Club". All of them have the same connections and show that daughters cannot fall apart from their mothers. The mothers witness how their daughters grow, they feel the desire to protect them, teach them how to lose your innocence, yet not your hope. It is mothers chance to give them a better life then they had in China. The entire correlation between mother and daughters is one of the elements that bring Jing-mei closer to her family and her Chinese heritage.
The Sydenstrickers lived in Chinkiang (Zhenjiang), in Kiangsu (Jiangsu) province. Pearl's father spent much time away from home, traveling in the Chinese countryside in search of Christian converts. Pearl's mother ministered to Chinese women in a dispensary she created. >From childhood, Pearl spoke both English and Chinese. She was taught mainly by her mother and a Chinese tutor, Mr. Kung.
For example in Pride and Prejudice marriage is highly sought after throughout the book, although it can become a controversy like when Mr. Bennet tells Elizabeth that “an unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins,” (pg. 52). Women were pressured by law that once you get married you basically become your husbands property, as where all their things now belonged to their husband and if anything happened to him you’d be left with nothing.
In custody cases, children will usually be awarded to the father or grandfather. Therefore, divorce, even in extreme abuse cases, is not likely to be pursued. The government recently changed the legal age for marriage from sixteen to seventeen. Men who want to marry girls under the legal age are not entitled to obtain a marriage certificate, although many men simply do not bother with officially registering their marriages anyways. However, it seems that fewer girls are getting married, which is good considering young married girls do not continue their education and often remain illiterate for the rest of their
This can be clearly seen through an examination of: the social, and political environment of the late fourteenth century, and the merchant’s opinions on the area of obedience to a husband, and how to avoid infidelity. Although it can be said that seeing as women had no rights during the time period, why not have them serve their husbands as a primary goal. Women usually were less educated, had restrictions on trades that they may practice and limited job opportunities. (S.V. Rosser, 2008 p23) They also were considered to be too young at the time of marriage to know what is best for them so their parents chose their suitor.
Thus, Nora was reared to be submissive to her husband, caretaker of their children, and to maintain a spirit of grace and beauty throughout. Consequently, education, equality, and involvement in financial matters were unnecessary for a married woman to partake of. Although, when one gets a taste of freedom and independence it burns within their soul until the fire is quenched. The revelation of Nora’s unhappiness for more than eight years was a bitter shock to Torvald unfortunately too late for him to change and learn to love the person and not the idea of her. Still, one cannot love a person they do not know.
In her fathers eyes Emily was the last to continue their “noblesse oblige” duty as a Grierson. I believe that Emily couldn’t escape her family’s fate because of her father and her townspeople. Even if Emily wanted to shed the family reputation, she couldn’t. The town would never have accepted her as anything, but a “Grierson.” Even as the generations change, Emily’s family reputation is still known. Years of solitude couldn’t change her reputation.