However for both Bronte and Austen, relationships were unconventional for their time, as neither of the women married. Austen’s novel was much more widely accepted, as the heroine does not condone the inappropriate relationship that begins to form between Isabella and Captain Tilney. “His behaviour was so incompatible with a knowledge of Isabella’s engagement” Austen is satirical and ironic Cathy and Heathcliff’s relationship becomes strained and unobtainable because of the pressures society imposes on Cathy to marry for status and weath. Their family and society forbid Cathy and Heathcliff’s love throughout the novel. Critic Suzanne Birkett suggest ‘She later marries Edgar and comes to feel that she is imprisoned by society’s rules.’ As although Cathy has made a wise choice in marrying Edgar because ‘He will be rich’, her forbidden love for Heathcliff still hinders her when Heathcliff once again returns in chapter ten.
Lydia is incapable of seeing the shame she brings on the family through running away to be married, as shown in her letter to Harriet; “I can hardly write for laughing.” Her thoughtless attitude to marriage is highlighted here – although she is motivated by love, she hasn’t thought about the consequences of what she’s doing. This again illustrates a difference between herself and Elizabeth, who tells Lydia later that “I do not particularly like your way of getting
Is a caring mother one that gives into her sons affinity towards female accessories and the like? Or one who resists and refuses to allow their son to be more like “normal” boys? Based on the evidence in this poem it can be determined that the Narrator can be considered the “good mother” in this situation. Becoming a mother doesn't come with a manual, it is the hardest job any woman can “sign up” for but at the end of the day it is the most rewarding. Often times through motherhood, difficult situations pertaining to ones child come up causing a mother to make difficult decisions.
Context to era Marriage was the primary way that women were able to achieve stability. Contrary to the social-norms of the Regency era, Austen portrayed love in marriage to be more important than wealth. Example of what the author does Elizabeth initially rejects Darcy and will not marry him until she comes to love him. Similarly Forster in "A Room With A View" shows Lucy rejecting Cecil Example of what the author does using characters and his wealth in order to marry a man of lower social class and limited financial security in the name of Love. Austen and Forster both show that marrying for love does not make for a successful marriage without the element of wealth.
Evaluate the relative importance of differences or similarities between the texts, and the ways in which these differences or similarities reflect values in the text? In both Emma by Jane Austen and Clueless by Amy Heckerling the values have changed. In Clueless to suit a more contemporary society compared to Austen’s world in the 19th century. The similarities between the texts are how communication is valued. And the differences include how the value of marriage has changed to a value in sex and relationships.
Austin illustrates the restraints of social class through the establishment of particular relationships and characters. The ‘very pretty’ but not ‘remarkably clever’ Harriet Smith embodies the difficulties in socialising outside ones social class and Emma’s dialogue ‘I could not visit a Mrs Robert Martin of Abbey-Mill Farm’ illuminates the social restrictions of the class hierarchy if Harriet were to marry Mr
Often perceived as being submissive and without a voice, Desdemona has proved that she is in fact no victim to her husband, but more assertive in his presence. When Desdemona defends her marriage to Othello, it may not seem strange to anyone reading the play today, unless the role of women during the Renaissance period is taken into account. Because Desdemona is significantly younger than Othello, she is automatically stereotyped as being naïve, gullible, and sexually driven, all characteristics of a passive nature. However, Desdemona is arguably one of the most sane and loyal characters in Othello, and is less subservient than most of the women in that time period. The role of women in the Renaissance was not that of assertiveness, and certainly not that of equality, when it came to men.
She shows that she has the ability to justify her reasoning to break the law, ‘To do him honour in the world below’ and believes that the laws of religion are more important than the law of her land. This rebellious attitude is completely contrasted by her sister, Ismene, who has accepted her role as a woman, ‘remember too that we are woman, not made to fight with men’. Her loyalties are not necessarily against her sister, but she understands the consequences that will happen when the law is broken. However, she displays great bravery later on by attempting to defend her sister. The last woman in this text is Creon’s wife, Queen Eurydice.
Rejecting a man whom a woman did not love was rebellious and unheard of during this time. Elizabeth Bennet did not fit the generalization of the women living in a patriarchal society whose sole purpose in life was finding a suitable candidate for marriage. Elizabeth Bennet is her father’s favorite child. When Elizabeth is departing for Kent her father entreats “Until you or your sister Jane returns…” Mr. Bennet has a high regard for his daughter’s intelligence and wit. In sharp contrast Mrs. Bennet has little value for these qualities “Elizabeth was the least dear to her of all her children” (Austen).
If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess. Charlotte Brontë Persuasion (Jane Austen) Anne Elliot is the oldest female heroine and one of the most solid characters in Jane Austen's novels. She is level-headed in difficult situations and constant in her affections. Such qualities make her the desirable sister to marry: she is always the first choice (for Mr. Musgrove, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wentworth). Jane Austen Comparing both novels Women Both characters are strong, vivid, self-confident and, in some way, a rupture to the normal behavior on that time.