A Comparison Of Slavery In Emma And Twelve Years A Slave
However, Anytime a marriage is not based on love and choice, it can be compared to slavery. Slavery and marriage are both the same in the aspect there is a superior figure. In both cases there is a figure telling the other what to do or what they have to do. Slavery is cruel and harsh with punishment. Marriage is a lonely road if there is not loved involved within the relationship.
Marriage can be considered a dehumanizing form of relation, according to Emma’s, Jane Austen. The practices that the wife has to go through essentially strips her from her own character and forms her into what someone else needs. Marriage is emotionally demanding and full of compromises. Compromises mean sacrificing what’s best for the individual. Household work can be physically demanding. Marriage without love can cause a woman to feel trapped. Similarly to slavery and how they are trapped. Each of these components can cause a woman to feel damaged and dehumanized in a