Elizabeth Gaskell’s "Wives and Daughters" Essay

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Elizabeth Gaskell started her writing career in her late thirties. She went on to becoming an accomplished writer in the Victorian British Literature. All of Gaskell’s novels droned on about the consist stigma poor people had to endure at the hands of society’s powerful and wealthy. She managed to branch away from her constant rambles of the poverty of the Englanders, just to write a biography about her dear friend Charlotte Bronte which almost resulted in a lawsuit by family and friends of Bronte. With critics delivering harsh words to Gaskell for annoyance about the plight of the poor, they could never deny her skills as a writer, which lead to her success as a writer. Her last novel was Wives and Daughters, which was published in 1864 …show more content…
Both parents would dote over Osborne because they believed he’s an actual genius whereas Roger was a mediocre person with no future prospect of success or love in his life. Roger arrived home with an announcement about Osborne failing his exams, which placed his scholarship in jeopardy from Cambridge. What led to his failing studies would be the double life that only his brother knows about. Although the arrival of Roger was a good thing, but Squire and Lady Hamley prefer it to be Osborne coming home. Lady Hamley invited Molly to dinner with the family because she believed that a guest at the table was a good thing to have during a crisis. The Hamley family was waiting for Molly’s arrival in the dining hall when she arrived with this gaudy purple plaid dress. The dinner was a bit hostile because of the news about Osborne. As Molly enjoyed her visit to the Hamley family estate, her father was secretly courting Governess Hyacinth with the blessing of the Governess. A brief courtship ended when Dr. Gibson proposed to Hyacinth, she accepted of course. While making his medical rounds in the town, Dr. Gibson rewarded Molly with the news of his upcoming nuptials. Molly was none too pleased with the ideal of her father marrying again without checking to see how this will affect her. Roger helped Molly to accept the notion that her father was to wed again, she make the best of a bad situation for the sake of her

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