She is looked down upon by the rich for being a governess, and she believes she will never marry Rochester because of his more privileged position. Although Jane makes a success of her life through sheer force of will coupled with a lucky inheritance, the novel does not offer a solution to those in a similar position, wishing to break the bounds of social convention. Jane is seen to be inferior to her Aunt and cousins. As a result of Jane’s parents’ death, she is brought up by her Aunt Reed, who regards her as an inferior due to her late father’s occupation as a clergyman. Jane’s cousin, Master John, discovers her reading a book from ‘his’ bookshelf, and assaults her.
A modern audience may perceive Jane marrying a disabled Mr. Rochester means the loss of her independence. However the Victorian context of this novel illuminates the normality of a wife committing and obeying her husband. When Jane marries Mr. Rochester she commits to to being “(his) neighbour, (his) nurse, (his) housekeeper”. This indicates complete devotion to Mr. Rochester; putting herself in the position of his “housekeeper” immediately rejects all independence she recently inherited. 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”.
The resentment is only between Capulet and Montague, but somehow, they think the grudge against each other have passed down to their children and expect them to treat each other as their parents do. This then causes difficulty as they fall in love at a feast “my only love sprung from my only hate” (1.1.138). Under their parents’ control, they have no power to protest against the feud but to marry in secret. If their parents loved their children, rather than just have authority over them, it would’ve given Juliet a chance to be open with her parents and the story wouldn’t have ended with a tragedy. As we are introduced to Lord Capulet, he comes off as a caring, protective, open-minded father.
While the middle-class of England looks up to the upper-class Victorians with respect and envy, both Jack and Algernon dislike the propriety of it all. They would rather spend time in the country away from the constraints of upper-class society. As Jack explains about his fictitious life, “When one is placed in the position of guardian, one has to adopt a very high moral tone on all subjects. It’s one duty to do so. And as a high moral tone can hardly be said to conduce very much to either one’s healthiness and happiness, in order to get to town I have always pretended to have a little brother named Earnest,” (Wilde 18).
They have married for lust and love, after Mr. Bennet being seduced by Mrs. Bennet's good looks, and their love faded away with Mrs. Bennet's good looks after she gave birth to their five daughters, and now Mr. Bennet finds her irritating. Now, the only entertainment he gets out of her, is teasing her. However, the marriage between Mr. Wickham and Lydia are there to show the consequences of relationships not based on the ground of love, but on pure lust and ignorance. Their artificial feeling fades away quickly, and Mr. Wickham does not stay loyal. Overall, this novel shows a whole spectrum of attitudes towards marriage, and the importance of it varies as well.
LAdy Bracknell: Her major concerns where class and money. She did not like Jack because he didn’t know who his parents where making him not to know his social class. Mrs. Bracknell did not want her daughter to be married to a low social class man who could just be "interested in her daughters money". Later throughout the reading I was introduced to Cecily who was Jacks ward. She was "in love" with Algernon who was acting as if he was Earnest(i.e.
When his most loved daughter comments on her sister’s reactions about his wishes, he then begins to go insane after irrationally separating his land between two of his three daughters based on their charm bringing terrible consequences for everyone. I would say that’s Lear’s first mistake; separating power and responsibility. His two eldest daughters are prepared to be in control of their own lives (age wise) but not necessarily mature enough. A reason of immaturity from the daughters that Lear didn’t notice was how fond they were of him when he declared his wanting, therefore, they aren’t ready to rule a kingdom. They allowed their father to act as if he is still in charge.
Lefroy did not want to be at his aunt’s home in the first place and so he was bitter to the residents of that area from the time he arrived. He had an attitude about him that suggested he was better than those who lived there. Austen disfavored him because at their first encounter he belittled her and her work. Throughout their time spent together, Austen and Lefroy find themselves falling in love. They are both passionate, as shown in his choice of novels he suggests Austen to read, and her for utter love of the literature.
This all begins when Heathcliff over hears Catherine telling Nelly Dean that Edgar Linton proposed to her. However, Catherine then asserts that she loves Edgar but it doesn’t feel right. She tells Dean that Heathcliff and she are very similar but if she marries him it would degrade her as a lady. “My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary.
The story starts off right away describing Madame Loisel beauty and charm but unfortunately she was born into the wrong class. She isn’t happy with the life that she has. She dreams of a life with parties and elegant dresses and jewels. Madame Loisel is so envious of a rich, old school friend who lives a different life that she actually refuses to go and visit because she feels worse about her life when she returns home. Her friend doesn’t appear to be proud of boastful in the story and doesn’t seem to care that Madame Loisel is poorer than her.