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. Just that alone is very disheartening which can already bring down your self esteem. Now add the fact that women couldn’t get jobs for they were either full or they didn’t want a woman doing anything a man can do for men are superior than women according to law. So the goal of the family was to have each of the daughters married off to a goo... ... middle of paper ... ... something, change it. Eventually it will happen, you just can’t give up after the first no.
Mrs Bennet after she heard that a new man had moved into the local area. It seems that she already wants one of her daughters to marry Mr Bingley. It was very important for women to marry as women did not have an income as they did not have jobs, so they had to marry a man with money. "Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance" Charlotte says this when talking about Jane getting married, it relates to Ja... ... middle of paper ... ...ggests that he is just shy. Lots of girls were sent away to boarding schools when they were young, but only if the family could afford it, Jane Austen was sent away when she was a young girl.
Many mothers, Lady Capulet being one, encouraged their daughters not to marry for love but for money and status. At the beginning of the play, Juliet has no thoughts of love but she doesn’t have any choice in who she marries. She was expected to marry who her parent’s told her to marry. In Act 1 Scene 2, Paris asks Capulet if he can marry Juliet. County Paris is related to Prince Escales and this would be an excellent match for Juliet but Capulet turns Paris’ offer down.
However, near the end of the play she learns to love and respect Petruchio. It is evident that she honors Petruchio as her husband through her drastic change in attitude towards her family and friends. Before Katherine was married to Petruchio she was stubborn and resentful of her entire family. She believed that her father, Baptista, did not care for her as much as he did for her fairer sister, Bianca. She did not want to hear anybody’s opinions or advice, and she felt as if no one would ever want to marry her.
Woman who did not marry could really only look forward to living with her relatives as a dependent so that marriage is pretty much the only way of ever getting out from under the parental control. “Women married because they had a lack of options; they were not formerly educated, and were only instructed in domestic duties. They needed someone to support them, and were encouraged to marry and have children” (Ziegenfuss). If a woman were to remain single she would be contempt and pitied by the community she lives in. The rules for women were so strict it’s like she had to be a slave to her husband.
The society during Austen's time, from 1775-1817, put a lot of pressure on women to find a decent husband and the ultimate goal was to marry (Weldon 37). Though she never married, Austen felt the stress bestowed upon her by her fellow companions. "Women were born poor, and stayed poor, and lived well only by their husbands' favour" (Weldon 37). Elizabeth is obviously mistaken about Charlotte and her need to marry, and does not know her or take the time to know her, as a best friend is obligated to do. Elizabeth is at fault for ... ... middle of paper ... ...33, pp.
Mr Collins is a cousin of the Bennet family; he is also the next male heir to the Bennet's house, Longbourn. Mrs Bennet's primary aim in life is to marry off all of her daughters to wealthy men. She believes in marrying for status and money and not just for love; this is the reason that Elizabeth does not respect her mother. Elizabeth finds her mother highly embarrassing at social events because Mrs Bennet has little discretion. She needs to marry her daughters off because their house is entailed to Mr Collins and when Mr Bennet passes away they will not own Longbourn, also because the Bennet sisters have little financial independence.
Lady Catherine De Bourgh doesn't believe in love as she wants all marriages to stay in the family and she wanted to keep the wealth in the family but she also didn't want her family to marry people in lower classes of work to be in her family. "You have no regard, then, for the honour and credit fro my nephew! Unfeeling, selfish girl! Do you not consider that a connection with you, must disgrace him in the eyes of everybody?" Mrickham tries to marry Miss King but her parents successfully protect her, as he would gain about £10,000 pounds from her, he would then divorce her and run off with Mr Bennets daughter Lydia for his passionate needs, then Mr Darcy pays Mr Wickham to marry Lydia so that he can marry Elizabeth.
Kate does not believe that she should be offered as a wife and then backed up with a dowry. She is quite opinionated about this, with no fear of who knows or not. Katherine's views and beliefs of marriage and life set her apart from other women in Padua. Women, such as Bianca, simply go along with marriages and abide by what their husbands' request. She is the one woman no man has been able to tame, and no man has wanted to.
For marriage women were expected to have their own ‘dowry’ which in that time was their money and properties they inherited after marriage. However, in their marriage the women lose all their possessions and came to be their husband’s properties. A good example of a marriage done by social commitment is the marriage between Petruchio and Katherina. The only reason Petruchio wants to be with her is because of her money. As a result this shows how men show no romance towards women.