The Gender Roles Of A Today 's Society Versus The Novels? Essay

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What are the different gender roles in courting in today 's society compared to the novels?
This is going to be my research of the novel , which was situated in Georgian England during the Regency period before the Victorian Era, towards contemporary American culture. I found out that, for a woman, finding a husband was a serious issue in upper class to middle class families. For the most part, these affluent women had no further duty than to get married, most of their talents were centered around impressing the suitors. This code of where the man must court the woman protected a woman 's reputation. It was the father 's, or other elders responsibility to actively seek out suitors for his daughter at parties and dances (Goddard, 2014). In the novel the quote "It will be no use to us, if twenty such should come, since you will not visit them" (Austen, p.32) means that the Bennett girls could not visit Mr. Bingley unless they were properly introduced to him by their father. The prospect of where the man seeks out the woman, with the approval of the woman 's parents, was the novel traditional way of courtship. Today, courtship is seen from a completely different lens, Arguably there is the traditional form of courtship and the more informal and casual way of courtship which is more prolific today. Instead of the classic dating scene of dinner and a movie people nowadays prefer hookups, mainly where the night ends in sex. With the rise of liberalism and gender equality women…

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