It makes people think badly of the family and shames them. People knew that Wickham wasn?t in love with Lydia, and that Lydia lives for the excitement. Lydia?s attitude towards marriage was that she enjoys flirting and having a good time, so wasn?t thinking of her future. In the book it says that Mr Wickham?s ?affection for her soon sunk into indifference?. As they were not thinking about love or their future, their marriage is not a happy one and although Lydia likes to brag about being the first one of the daughters to be married, it is predicted she will regret this later.
Women were meant to listen and follow. Marianne plays the subservient daughter. She is willing to marry a man that she does not want to marry simply because her father demands it. Yet, she plots with her maid Dorine to help her get out of the situation. This is something that does not follow gender norms.
The descriptions show the extent of how both women are locked into their identity that has been constructed for them, for example, Act 1 Scene 2; the conversation with Hortensio and Petruchio is discussing the two sisters. 'And wish thee a shrewd ill-favored wife? Thou'd thank me but a little' Hortensio believes that Katherine is not suitable for his friend. Petruchio believes that none is ever bad, they are always unbind from the spell, he refers... ... middle of paper ... ...ianca and Hortensio who marries a widow, both abused Kate saying she was a shrew and not a good figure to marry. Both men however end up with shrewish wives and are both socially mockable and degraded.
The Wife of Bath’s is a hypocrite with wisdom and advice that would be most helpful to her in her situation completely in control over her marriages and how they affected her. Even through her prologue she “hints at the erotic activity (Cox)” Which is strange, especially in a time when women only job was to keep their husbands happy and have children. So one must ask oneself how did Chaucer intend to portray the wife of Bath’s? Alisoun seems to defy any type of frame of a good woman during the 1300s. However, this is far from unusual in Chaucer’s writing, “Chaucer genuinely wished to write about good women, choose to adapt the biographies of women generally thought to be bad?” therefore even though he may have written the Wife of Bath in
She is very disrespectful towards Lady Capulet and argues with Lord Capulet. In contrast, however, she is very affectionate towards Juliet and acts as a second mother. Again this demonstrates Shakespeare's constant change in his presentation of the Nurse's behaviour. It is this, which holds the audiences attention. Act 1 Scene 3 is our first encounter with the Nurse and is the audience's first chance to form opinions about her.
Knox quoted “To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature” suggesting the limitation of women in society. Katherina challenges these values by appearing the exact opposite of a traditional 16th century woman as she is hot-tempered, sharp-tongued and rebellious until she meets her match. Audiences observe an excessive amount of dramatic comedy in the form of farce in Act 2. Kate and Petruchio can be argued to be devised as extreme characters to perform comedic functions, hence shouldn't be taken sincerely. It is possible to execute this comedy in a way that brings out its farcical construction.
She subjects herself to the humiliating drudgery of subscription sales in order to enhance Laura’s marriage prospects, without ever uttering so much as a word of complaint. The safest conclusion to draw is that Amanda is not evil but is deeply flawed. In fact, her flaws a... ... middle of paper ... ...r we will see that she is afraid of what will happen to a young girl of Laura’s position who is not married. Thus, Amanda’s emotions are mixed at present but will become clearer as the play progresses. Note how Amanda plays the revelation scene for all its theatrical effect.
The subservience of Katherine has been labeled as barbaric, antiquated, and generally demeaning. The play centers on her and her lack of suitors. It establishes in the first act her shrewish demeanor and its repercussions on her family. It is only with the introduction of the witty Petruchio as her suitor, that one begins to see an evolution in her character. Through an elaborate charade of humiliating behavior, Petruchio humbles her and by the end of the play, she will instruct other women on the nature of being a good and dutiful wife.
In Pride and Prejudice the relationships are not always due to the fact that the partner’s actually have affection for each other. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet ,who are followed in their footsteps by Lydia in her mate choice, did not marry on account of feeling any kind of endearment to each other. Elizabeth and Darcy along with Jane and Bingley found relationships that are based on true devotion to one another and will provide them happiness. The book 's central conflict is that the girls are ready to be married because of societal views of marriage. The two eldest Bennet sisters do not view marriage the same way that it is meant to be in their society.
Finally, Criseyde gives in herself and ends up falling in love. Reality check this is not love, but if anyone I know falls in love with this character I would try my best to keep him away from her in any cause. Ladies like Criseyde only desire to love men for their good. Criseyde loved Troilus not because of her will but more likely to satisfy her uncle’s demand. This explains that it was not a lover but more like a selfish deal because she did not want her uncle to die if she rejects Troilus and not become his lover.