She has a different vision of love, seeing it as an eternal and passionate sensation of mutual respect between the husband and the wife. Her image is like the horizon, an eternal line where the earth’s surface and the sky meet. Janie is forced into a marriage with Logan Killicks that does not display mutual respect. She is determined to leave him and continue her journey. Her first marriage leads her into her second marriage with Jody Starks; a man who seems to respect Janie at first but in reality does not.
Through the narrator, the readers learn her inner thoughts: Before her marriage she had believed herself to be in love; but since the happiness which should have resulted from this love had not come to her, she felt that she must have been mistaken. And she tried to find out exactly what was meant in life by the words 'bliss', 'passion,' and 'rapture,' which had seemed so beautiful to her in books (pp. 29, 30). Charles will never be able to live up to Emma's high expectations or the dashing, charming, intellectual characteristics the men possesses in her novels. Emma's relationship w... ... middle of paper ... ... to her mother: " 'Leave me alone!'
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.
As much as the characters would like to be married for love some have no other choice. As Mr. Collins is proposing to Charlotte Jane Austen says "Without thinking highly of either men of matrimony, marriage, had always been her object; it was the only honorable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservation from want." (pg. 146) This quote describes how Charlottes complicated situation. Unfortunately she had to just had ... ... middle of paper ... ...is married however to anyone whom is not her brother.
Janie gained this experience in love as she discovered that the promises of love are not always true. Janie was promised many things in her life and most of them were the promise of finding love and obtaining it. Janie’s grandmother promised her that even if she did not like Logan Killicks that she would find love in her marriage with him, but Janie discovered that no love was to be found in her marriage and that those more elderly than her would think she was wrong for her values (Hurston 21-25). Then after her marriage with Logan, her luck did not change with her next husband Joe who promised her nothing, but lies. Yet again promises persuaded her into another marriage where she was not happy as Joe went back on the words he promised her
To Rat Kiley, “...Mary Ann made you think of all those girls back home, how clean and innocent they all are, how they’ll never understand any of this...” (O'Brien 113). To the men she was: dreams, youth, an escape, the future all in one pink trimmed girl. Mainly, however, to her boyfriend, Mark Fossie, she was his future, his connection life after the war. Rat Kiley describes Mark Fossie as “proud, yes, but also amazed. A different person, it seemed, and he wasn’t sure what to make of it.” (O'Brien 98).
11-12, Sister Carrie) Carrie didn’t know what to expect when she got together with Drouet. She loved the wealth and money, and believed she loved Drouet. After a while she began to realize that she really didn’t love him. But she thought that marriage would be a guarantee against losing his affection and generosity. Janie, on the other hand, was forced into her first relationship, in which this case was a marriage.
The wedding day arrives but the groom does not. Petruchio is very late and th... ... middle of paper ... ...r need. Loyalty was all Petruchio had wanted from the beginning but he had gained so much more. During Kate's taming she strived to make peace with Petruchio so that they might live together side by side without argument. She merely wanted him to care for her and treat her like a wife.
Marriage is central for all characters in the novel: not just daughters and sons, but parents, aunts, uncles and everybody else who has some interest in the subject. Though it is of course most in the interest of the daughter herself to get married, the interests of the own family can be important for the choice of husband and wife. It is not appropriate for the daughter to choose whoever she likes for her husband, which she- if she wants a happy marriage- is not very likely to do. I will discuss the reasons for the careful choice of a proper husband below. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" This is the first line in the novel, which clearly shows the connection between money and marriage.
But the happiness that should have resulted from this love had not come; she must have deceived herself, she thought. Emma sought to learn what was really meant in life by the words "happiness," "passion," and "intoxication"--words that had seemed so beautiful in her books.". She was dissatisfied with her life and searched constanly for a way to change it. Emma constantly asked herself "My God, why did I get married?". One of the highest points in Emma's life was when Charles and her were invited to the home of the Marquis d'Andervilliers.