The House of Mirth

What is the theme in The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton?

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Women's roles in early twentieth-century were very rigid. They were expected to marry as best they could and raise children.The female leaders of society, Judy Trenor and Bertha Dorset, derive their power and social standing from their marriages. Lily doesn't want to play these social games. She tries to find an alternate path but fails.