Edward Taylor’s “Huswifery” and Anne Bradstreet’s “To My Dear and Loving Husband” both contain strong puritanical views, but which of their compositions shows the lifestyle more clearly? Bradstreet’s work approaches the subject directly with riveting emotion, while Taylor’s uses countless metaphors to subtly express the same basic opinion. Even though both effectively showcase the same opinion, Taylor’s clearly has more of a Puritanical Edge that allows his to portray the lifestyle more strongly. Bradstreet’s does a very good job displaying her devotion to her husband, a major merit in Puritan lifestyle, but she fails to show the aspect of faith in the Puritan lifestyle. The husband’s is the head of the home, and the wife is supposed to follow him fully with her own life.
Ruth, who suffers from her inability to distinguish reality from illusion, was a victim of a horrible relationship. She admits “ I had a boyfriend who tied me up and put me in a wardrobe so I wouldn’t run away” in the name of love. She tells the she “cried for days” after he left her. This twisted irony directly reflects her incapability to differentiate what is love and what she is told or deludes to be love. The play “Cosi” demonstrates that relationships that are based on love that is not genuine will easily perish, through exemplifying the failed relationships of the
Whereas, the couples must love each other unconditionally and decide on choosing each other without the input of anyone else but themselves, it is assumed that “married couples should be best friends, sharing their most intimate feelings and secrets. They should express affection openly but also talk candidly about problems. And of course they should be sexually faithful to each other.” (Coontz 381) In my opinion, I do not agree with Stephanie Coontz saying George Shaw theory of marriage has unrealistic expectations even though each culture has their own interpretation of marriage. No matter what each culture is different, if they believe that having more than one wife or having cospouses it is their choice and some will stay true to the values they were raised on. Finally, Coontz brought forth if someone is not marrying for love but just for the status then what is the point of getting married.
After meeting Zeena Ethan Frome is caught between 2 woman, one that can provide him with love and compassion, and his wife, who he relies on for economic support. In the book, the woman are the ones to make the decisions, and men were usually portrayed as weak. Edith Wharton’s exposure to knowledge about the cruel social status of individuals due to the war during the 1900, and her view of gender roles in society influenced her novella of Ethan Frome and forced it into a naturalistic perspective. The poor economic status of the characters in the novel, and the weak figure of Ethan Frome, leads to the cruel ending of the novel, encouraging the idea that our destiny can not be changes, and that outside forces control our outcome. Edith Wharton included the harsh economic status of Americans during the 1900, by basing her novel on the war.
Such discrimination towards same sex marriage originates from religious beliefs. Many religions believe that our Creator made the man and woman to be together and there is no other way around that. Therefore, these couples are committing a sin that should not be rewarded with the right to wed. The state is also falling in this trap and so, they are not able to analyze the situation clearly. They easily skip over the fact that the rights of these people are being violated.
The Women of Waknuk The Chrysalids by John Wyndham illustrates women differently towards their husbands, and their family members. Women in Waknuk are pressured to be perfect. Most likely women like Elias Strorm’s wife, who was a beautiful young lady. Elias Strorm’s strict ways turned his wife into a withered, grey woman, who was almost glad to die one year after David’s father was born. This explains that such a society stifles life.
She once was servant for the Proctor household, but was fired when Elizabeth Proctor discovered that her husband was having an affair with her. Abigail becomes obsessed with Reverend Proctor after their affair. She did whatever she could to keep Proctor for herself. Abigail later on accuses Elizabeth Proctor of damaging her name in the community saying “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me!
This is tied into the 1920s though the new morals and standards of young women that were coming to power in the 1920’s. As they were in the hotel, Gatsby springs up and says “She never loved you, do you hear? He cried. She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me” (137) Gatsby is telling of how Daisy Buchanan is no longer loyal to Tom and how she now wants him back because he has run into money.
Morality aside, she “[walks] through her husband as if he were a ghost” (26), completely disregarding his emotions. Another example of adultery in the novel is Gatsby’s relationship with the married Daisy Buchanan. He finally reunites with his dream girl after five years of separation, however, Tom eventually learns of his wife’s betrayal, “I stared at him[Wilson] then at Tom, who had made a parallel discovery less than an hour before…” (124) He is enraged at the news and sees no justification in Daisy’s actions despite his own unfaithfulness. Tom and Daisy’s disloyalty further projects their lack of respect and
Infidelity today is the number one killer of marriages and relationships, and can be looked at as a symptom for non-working marriages. In the novel there was a lack of love and respect in the marriages, and there wasn’t anyone trying to fix their marriages either because they were around for their spouse’s money, or cheated because they were rich and felt could get away with it. There was one couple in particular that demonstrated these examples of infidelity in the novel. The couple was Daisy and Tom. Daisy stayed married to Tom because he was buying her happiness and his money, while deep down, she was really hurt and sad about the relationship.