Marriage, a Glass-Ceiling over Women

*Marriage, a Glass-ceiling o*ver Women
Dept. of English
2007130864 Chaerim, Ji (지채림)
Think of my marrying you to be kept by you, Monsieur! I could not do it; and how dull my days would be! ... I like an active life better; I must act in some way, and act with you. I have taken notice, Monsieur, which people who are only in each other's company for amusement, never really like each other so well, or esteem each other so highly, as those who work together and perhaps suffer together.
With the development of feminists’ perspective on marriage as explained above, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a wave of radical feminism emerged that was overtly hostile to the institution of marriage itself. For example, Beverly Jones and Judith Brown argued that “the married woman knows that love is, at its best, an inadequate reward for her unnecessary and bizarre heritage of oppression” (Jones & Brown, 23). In 1970, Robin Morgan referred to the institution of marriage as “a slavery-like practice, we can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage” (Morgan, 537)
The feminists who are strongly insisting that marriage should be eliminated are categorized as extreme or radical ones. Even though not all feminists agreed to their opinion, but it is undeniable that they have some important points which cannot be ignored. In conclusion, throughout the history of feminism theory, marriage has been one of the most frequently discussed topics and usually the voices have been converged into one general opinion: Marriage can be evaluated more or less negatively in women’s perspective.
In this section of the paper, a few critical points about marriage in two novels will be analyzed based on the textual evidences. Generally, The Awakening and Sula give the same, or at least similar, examples. However, in some specific points they have difference, so that the comparison can be attached.
As we can read in the example above, the individual person...