Austen reveals Elizabeth’s character as an example about how she wanted to have her own self independence during that time period. Elizabeth is very out spoken for a young lady as herself, most of the ladies during that time period wasn’t fond of Elizabeth and her wild manner, as she wasn’t fond of people in the upper class behavior towards those in a different class. Mr. Darcy in the beginning of the novel was referred as a “bitterness of spirit...and shockingly [rude]”pg. 15 chapter 3. Mrs. Bennet thinks “[Elizabeth] does not lose much suiting his fancy; for he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing” pg.
She is the perfect example of how women of her level of society were supposed to act in her day. The circumstances surrounding Gatsby and Daisy's relationship kept them eternally apart. For Daisy to have been with Gatsby would have been forbidden, due to the fact that she was married. Marriage at the time was all about finding a suitable match, not about finding the one you truly loved. This means that even society makes love unobtainable and we can see that through the fact that Daisy’s mum wasn’t even supportive of her love for Gatsby when she had found her “packing her
“How does this add to your understanding of women’s role within society at this time?” In this passage, Curley’s Wife is confiding in Lennie. A few lines into the extract, she asks Lennie “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?”- Which could show that women at this time were told what to do, and whom they were allowed to talk to by their husbands. Women at this time were seen as having a lower status than men. Obviously Curley’s Wife does not love her husband, which is delicately shown when she tells Lennie “I don’t like Curley, he’s not a nice fella.” It is noticeable that Curley’s Wife does not have a name throughout the novel. She is only addressed as “Curley’s Wife” – her real name is never said.
Unfortunately, her characteristics hurt the friendship most important to her, that of Harriet Smith. Although Harriet does not voice the issues she has with Emma, it is evident that she is hurt. In the very beginning, the reader can acknowledge Emma’s blindness to Harriet’s feelings. When Mr. Martin, a nice suitable man, proposes to Harriet, Emma has a conniption. She imagines her best friend marrying a gentleman, not a farmer.
Faulks shows her to have nervous and obeying characteristics, that lack of eye contact could be seen as devotion and dedication to her husband, or a lack of self-confidence and a dislike of slight confrontation. She is also shown, even though she is the wife of Monsieur Azaire, to be quite low in the ranking of the house hold. When we are first introduced to Isabelle, we only know that her name is Madame Aziare as she is formally introduced by Azaire as ‘My wife’. This makes the reader feel that she is not respected by her husband as he does not even address her with her name. We are also shown this through how little others engage with her in group conversation and how what she says is shot down and many of the male characters in the novel mock her slightly.
I have sympathy for both sisters for very different reasons. Most of this sympathy is towards Dee. My reason is simple; I feel she has a superficial view on heritage. She is arrogant and I find her to be condescending and a little disrespectful. From the beginning when we were first introduced to Dee, we find that she has changed her name to Wangero saying that Dee is “dead” because she didn’t think her name, Dicie, had any cultural significance and so she choice a name she felt suited her more.
He flattered her by praising her appearance, manner, and personality while he fibs. He said that he planned to marry her the moment he had met her, but in reality, he had first decided to marry his eldest cousin, Jane. Unfortunately, she was arranged to be married soon, so he settled with Elizabeth who is witty and lively. In his conversation with Elizabeth, his diction caused her to laugh because he says with “solemn composure” that he will be “run away with his feelings.” It is ironic that his words do not match his actions, which induced laughter from her. As Mr. Collins proceeded to explain his reasons for his proposal, Elizabeth, while holding her laughter, cannot stop him.
And since, in her opinions, it’s an “astonishment that Wickham should marry a girl whom it was impossible he could marry for money”, the union of these two disgraceful people is both surprising and amusing news. Lydia would have attached herself to any other officer, clearly implies that there is no love in this relationship. The fact that Wickham has been such a scammer before shows that he does have commitment, but it’s commitment to the money, not the girl he marries. With that, there are high doubts that there could be understanding between two people, who marries each other not out of love and commitment, but because of lust and money. Next, Austen describes the marriage between Mr. Collins and Charlotte Lucas as a typical marriage during the Regency Period, which completely lacks love, but includes a moderate degree of understanding and a lot of commitment.
Here, Austen as the omniscient narrator is directly manipulating the reader to perceive that a man’s judgment and intelligence is greater than that of a woman’s and also sets the readers up to distrust the character judgement of Mrs Bennet throughout the novel. This idea of women lacking knowledge and having a bad sense of character judgement is also displayed in ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’. Fowles internalises Charles inner thoughts, as ‘to whether Ernestina would ever really understand him as well as he understood her.’ This suggests that Ernestina is easy to read, perhaps a typical woman such as Mrs Bennet, who is perceived as never truly understanding a
Although, it is understandable that she doesn’t point out his flaws with all the lies and guilt she has stacked up on her marriage. Assuming that this was the point of having Nora’s husband as a character, he showed the crudeness very discreetly and elegantly. He also emphasizes the fact that women don’t have as much credibility and respect outside of the home, especially at jobs. Men were portrayed as the moneymakers while woman were just the mothers. For example, when Nora’s friend from school was married her husband was in complete control of his business.