Marriage relationships today in comparison to yester years
Modern marriage relationships are based on love and affection which compels partners to agree to a contract to live with one another for the rest of their lives. This is the trend in today’s society as opposed to the marriage relationships in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. In the yester years, marriage was arranged and more so the society was patriarchal in nature such that men were the dominant culture. During this period, women were accorded traditional role which were mainly to take care of the home, cook, clean and produce children for their husbands. This essay will discuss the play Trifles in 1916, the books, “The Story of an Hour” in 1894, and “Aunt Hetty” in the 1850s relative to marriage relationships common today.
Aunt Hetty on Matrimony is a book published in 1853. The author Sarah Payton Parton reveals what life must have been for married couples in the mid 19th Century. During this period, the notion of love and honeymoons were not treasured in the soc