Essays Tagged: "Dowry"

Overview of the plot of King Lear

o do this. Her short but sincere speech angers the king, who disinherits her, leaving her without a dowry. Her share of the kingdom is then divided between her hypocritical and insincere sisters. Lear ... ing of France is so impressed with Cordelia, however, that he takes her as his bride even without a dowry. King Lear announces that he will stay with Goneril and Regan on an alternate monthly basis an ...

(6 pages) 100 3 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

se wasthe tendency to marry for money. In this basic equation, a person sought aspouse based on the dowry receivable and their allowance. This processwent both ways; a beautiful woman might be able to ...

(2 pages) 112 1 3.9 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Distinguishing the differences between sense and sensibility. Refers to Jane Austen's novel

ans that the three girls and their mother will beleft without a place to stay and the girls without dowry's. As lethal a blow as thismay seem, it is coupled by the fact the their brothers new wife is ... her little cottage. Her man must possess "spirit, wit, andfeeling."The fact that the girls have no dowry is now beginning to weigh on them. Itis becoming an increasingly important theme in the novel ...

(4 pages) 80 0 4.8 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Robert Brownings The Last Duchess. Provides a roughly line by line anaylsis of the poem. A good essay, needs little revision.

. It is set as evidenced by the arranged marriage to the Count's Daughter and the suggestion of the dowry and also by the remark the duke makes to the servant "Sir! Notice Neptune, though, / Taming a ... em the reader is given another view of his boastfulness. He is soon to tell the servant he needs no dowry, or money, from the Count, his daughter is payment enough. Of mine for dowry will be disallowe ...

(5 pages) 183 1 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Boundaries of Eros (by Guido Ruggiero) - Summary Sex and how it was viewd in Renaissance Venice. Examines the society's view of acceptable sexual conduct while maintaining the fabric of society.

e court records of the various sex related crimes. Occasionally augmented by diaries and details of dowry prices. At the time Venice was a city state concerned first with the Goninan threat and then l ... isiting the ladies of negotiable affection.For the ladies seeking marriage there was the issue of a dowry. Without this no one would want to marry them. At the poorer levels of society a skill and a s ...

(7 pages) 55 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Evolution of Statutes Analyze the morals of Hammurabi, the Jews, and Dracon (and possibly Solon) with respect to the modern era and its morals.

y to us because their culture was greatly different from ours. For example, the ancient custom of a dowry for marriage is no longer practiced in American society, although gifts are given. This is bec ...

(5 pages) 33 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Galileo Galilei

ght that Galileo should be able to provide for the family when he died, and his sister would need a dowry soon. Galileo had other plans, and in early 1583 he began spending his time with the mathemati ...

(7 pages) 94 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

King Lear

Reagan, Goneril, and Cordelia to tell him how much theylove him. He does this so he may give them a dowry to be married with.First, Goneril begins to tell her father how much she adores him andwould n ... land in two and gave Reagan andGoneril each half. Cordelia on the other hand received nothing as herdowry and in turn no none would marry her except the King of France.Giving the land to the two daugh ...

(3 pages) 41 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Synopsis of Renaissance Play, The Roaring Girl

is in love with a Moll! (Mary and Sebastian were betrothed until his father discovered how low the dowry was, and then he decided not to allow the marriage. Sebastian then pretends to be in love with ...

(6 pages) 34 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Women and the Law in Rome (A Document Study)

falsely accused, the penalty for a man would be that he couldn't marry, and that he had to restore dowry to his former wife. If that man was married, then his former wife had the option of seizing hi ... er wife. If that man was married, then his former wife had the option of seizing his current wife's dowry. For woman who wanted to divorce it was a similar process but with more consequences. If a wom ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Comparison of Willy Loman of a Death of a Salesman and Amanda Wingfield of The Glass Menagerie

ocialite and part of the elite society in the south. Amanda has this notion that she has to build a dowry for her daughter to make her more eligible for marriage. She also has this idea that her son i ...

(3 pages) 65 0 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shakespeare Biography

life. It is known that she came from a wealthy family. Her family also paid her husband a handsome dowry.William Shakespeare went to a very good grammar school in Stratford-upon- Avon. Two of his ins ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Unattributed Advice to would be Appropriaters of "Taming of the Shrew".

at the time; the housewife who is obedient, loyal, virtuous, and to provide heirs. A woman and her dowry would be negotiated for a perspective suitor. These social alliances were common in the commer ...

(9 pages) 19 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Red Tent" infuses a woman's blood with power.

Joseph (he of the coat of many colors). She is raped by a prince whose father then offers to pay a dowry so that his son might wed her. Jacob agrees on the condition that all the men of the town are ...

(8 pages) 20 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Assess the character of Angelo in "Measure for Measure" by Shakespeare

to blackmail and commit a crime he is condemning another too.Angelo is set to marry Mariana but her dowry is too small so he breaks off the engagement. Later on in the play he is tricked into sleeping ...

(2 pages) 559 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

My Last Duchess

ewer is a the messenger from a Count who has been sent to the Duke to arrange his next marriage! (A dowry is mentioned, which was the money paid to a new husband from the new wife's father as 'payment ... wer is a the messenger from a Count who has been sent to the Duke to arrange his next marriage! (A dowry is mentioned, which was the money paid to a new husband from the new wife"˜s father as "˜pay ...

(9 pages) 5 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Nectar In A Seive

four daughters of the family, but she marries into poverty because her parents could not afford her dowry. Her three sisters were married long before she was, and they were all married above their cl ...

(2 pages) 392 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In depth Analysis of the subversive manifesto within "The Taming of the Shrew"

emphasized by the repetition of wealthily. Shakespeare shows that Petruchio is only worried of his dowry and not of love hinting a subversive manifesto. Moreover, Petruchio refers to Katherina as, "m ... anding her and the truth that he shall be fooled. Even Gremio joins in saying, "I had life take her dowry with this condition (1.1)" and the use of hyperbolic expression here again shows how Katherina ...

(4 pages) 19 1 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Sense and Sensibility: Elinor & Marianne

e at all. Elinor is heartbroken about this because Edward is required to marry someone with a large dowry or he will lose his inheritance. Marianne struggles with the issue because she loves John Will ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

My last duchess 4

objective of the Duke is to attempt to sway the envoy’s opinion of himself to obtain the maximum dowry possible in pursuit of this marriage.The reader is directed to imagine the Duke walking wi ... the rest of the party he makes it clear to the envoy in mentioning: “no just pretence Of mine for dowry will be disallowed; Though his fair daughter’s self, as I avowed At starting, is my object. ...

(5 pages) 1102 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare