Inequality in Marriage in English Literature Term Paper by cee-cee

Inequality in Marriage in English Literature
A discussion of the changing nature of marriage as portrayed through English literature.
# 110160 | 4,122 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 16, 2008 in Literature (English) , Women Studies (Culture) , Women Studies (Marriage)

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This paper discusses the institution of marriage and how it has changed over time. It looks at the different roles of men and women in marriage and how marriage is shifting from a contractual decision to a love-based decision. The paper discusses examples from English literature to emphasize the ways that the institution of marriage has changed.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Coontz, Stephanie. Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage. New York: Viking, 2003.
  • ---"Three 'Rules' That Don't Apply; A Historian Upends Conventional Wisdom." Newsweek (June 5, 2006): 49.
  • Crittenden, Ann. "Knot for all." The American Prospect 16.5 (May 2005): 38(2).
  • Cruea, Susan M. "Changing ideals of womanhood during the nineteenth-century woman movement." ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly) 19.3 (Sept 2005): 187(18).
  • Eliot, George. Middlemarch. New York: Vintage, 1995.

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