The House of Mirth Essay | Women's Pressure in the House of Mirth

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Women's Pressure in the House of Mirth

Summary: The House of Mirth is an intense novel that examines many things and brings out many morals. Edith Wharton brilliantly portrays the relationship between the characters and the society that rules them.
The House of Mirth is a story that is full of deception, betrayal, deceit, and trickery. It exploits the social hierarchy of New York City in the late 19th century. Edith Wharton writes a magnificent story concerning the relationship between the protagonist, Lily Bart, and her relationship with a cold, hurtful, and controlling society. The biggest deception lies in the lives of the women in the novel. It may seem that a woman in the 19th century had a fairly easy life, implying that the most important thing was to fit in a dress, to always look beautiful, and to marry well. Stating it like that, it would be easy to think that the life of a woman was not nearly as hard as the life of a man, implying that he would be the one to support them. However upon looking deeper...

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