Austen recognises the individual’s social standing as a significant distinguishing factor affecting acceptance in society through the use of tone. To be of high social class, one must have not only wealth but respectability and the family that they are born into. Emma highlights this value when she is mentoring Harriet and forces her to reject Mr Martin as a suitable husband for the woman of higher class Harriet is to become. Austen ensures Emma’s direct language and firm tone have a heavy impact on Harriet. “Dear Harriet, I give myself joy of this.
Jane’s new wealth, due to her uncle’s death, allows Jane to be truly independent, “I am independent, sir, as well as rich: I am my own mistress”. Although Jane attempts to be independent earlier in the novel, it is always impossible due to her economic disadvantage. She strives to have freedom in her relationship with Edward Rochester and through her feminist power gains her some freedom, his economic dominance always hindered her liberty. This idea was expressed by Bronte through slave imagery. Jane was a slave to her profession and class, “governess slavery”, and was discriminated against by Rochester’s wealthy friends.
This shows that although Daisy loved him she chose her family over him even though she wasn’t very happy with the decision. For many people money is an important aspect of life. Daisy found money and social status very important in order to keep her somewhat ‘happy’ by getting anything she wanted. Tom Buchanan gave Daisy lots of material things in order to do this. For example of page 74, it quotes that Daisy receives ‘a string on pearls’ the day before her wedding to Tom but also on the same say she also get a letter from her former lover Gatsby, gets drunk after reading it and has a moment where she hesitates about marrying Tom but after she sobers up she ‘squeezed it up in a wet ball……And walked out of the room, the pearls around her neck and the incident was over’ as it also quotes on pages 74 and 75.
In Jane Austen’s Emma, Austen expresses the importance of not judging others based on class, their employment, or events of the past. This belief of Austen’s, is shown throughout the novel: from the opening when Emma discourages Harriet to marry the wonderful Mr. Martin, based on his employment, to insulting the kindly Miss Bates because of her tendency to speak dully. Ironically, Emma judges others so harshly, when she does not heed nor take criticism aimed at her lightly. Austen employs motifs to further show this tendency to judge others in the form of reoccurring insight to the judgmental mind of Emma. This parody, set in the early nineteenth century, shows the constraints of culture in England, and the tendency to judge others, but not one’s self.
Typically, a husband who can’t consummate a marriage should be abandoned without hesitation. When Bertrande is “urged by her relatives to separate from Martin, she firmly refuse[s]” (28). This decision reveals Bertrande’s “certain character traits…a concern for her reputation as a woman, a stubborn independence” (28). Bertrande cleverly calculates the advantages she possesses as a result of Martin’s incompetence. “Her refusal to have her marriage dissolved…freed her temporarily from certain wifely duties…gave her a chance to have a girlhood” (28).
In the 18th century if you were of the age of 20 and not yet married, it was likely for you to be called an old maiden and harder for you to marry. Most women of this era tried ridiculously hard to be married before the age of twenty, most of the time they tried to marry a man of good wealth. Most of the marriages during this time were for looks or what society wanted, not necessarily what the people wanted. In Charles Dickens’ “Our Mutual Friend”, Mr. Headstone is genuinely in love with a girl named Lizzie. He isn’t being pressured by anyone or feels like he has to marry this woman.
Lord Capulet’s attitude just suddenly changed because he would rather have a great family reputation instead of his only daughter marrying her love. “Not proud you have, but thankful that you have. Proud can I never be of what I hate, but thankful even for hate that is meant love.” 3. What is the Nurse’s advice to Juliet? Why is this hurtful to her?
It is clear that Osan knew about everything and in doing so, she writes a letter to Koharu and keeps it a secret. We also know Osan admits she is very unhappy. So unhappy as she is society demand had an influence on her despite her desires of not being with him after all what he has
“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.” Jane ch 17 -Charles Bingley- Easily influenced and a nice man. Darcy’s friend who move to Netherfield, and left Netherfield. “If a women is partial to a man, and does not endevour to conceal it, he must find it out.” Elizabeth ch 6 - Mrs. Bennet- obstructive and foolish. Elizabeth’s mother who is obsessed with husbands for her daughters. Attempting to push Elizabeth into a marriage with Mr. Collins.
In the novel "Pride and Prejudice", Mrs. Bennet`s is desperately trying to marry her daughters off not carrying about the quality of the men. She states, “If I can see but one of my daughters happily settled at Netherfield, and all the others equally well married, I shall have nothing to wish for". She believes one should marry for necessity and security and that once married, everything will be taken care of and be forever blessed in the future. An example showing that Mr and Mrs. Bennet have married for necessity and security is Mr. Bennet having to marry in order to pass on family heritage. He was captivated by youth and beauty in his younger days but after years of marriage, they barely speak and rarely get along.