The global issue presented in William Hogarth's Tet a Tet and Pygmalion is is the treatment of women as property and the repercussions of it.
In Pygmalion, a satirical drama, we see Eliza be treated as an experiment, a subject to be tested on. Eventually this leads to a conflict in which her future must be determined, and Higgins reaching the ultimate realization that she too is a human. Had he treated her fairly and recognized her independence he could have avoided all the trouble that would come to be at the conclusion of the experiment.
In William Hogarth's Tet a Tet we see rich visual content that serves the purpose of a satirical critique of the global issue. The painting features a frustrated man with a wife smiling. From the visual imagery presented the audience can conclude that the marriage between the both, consummated in the painting previous to this one in Hogarth’s collection, is falling apart due to the inorganic nature of it. The woman was married against her will and both are now seeing the repercussions of her treatment as an asset to gain wealth or status.
From this lighthearted and comedic representation filled with visual content regarding the global issue, the audience can become aware of the global issue and thus help combat it.
Your paragraph 3 is an insightful and compelling reading of the second "scene" of Marriage A-La-Mode. The pun on "consummated" is duly appreciated.
I agree that women in pygamllion and the picture are portrayed as “property” or “objects”.
Hogarth’s art is portraying a visual representation of an arranged marriage and the destruction that comes with it. In the image it shows the wife being satisfied and the husband with weary facial expression. It can be concluded that the wife is messing around with another individual, this is an example of sexual moral corruption. The wife is devolving into her spouse and.
I see how sexual moral corruption might be an issue in Hogarth’s work. However, there is no mention of Pygmalion or a global issue .
In both Pygmalion and in Tet a Tet the global issue that is being presented is, societal class. In Tet a Tet, we know that the couple married, to gain a higher ranking social class. Along with Pygmalion, where Liza does not marry but goes to Higgins and goes to classes and gain a higher social class.
I really like this because this is explaining really clear the fact that both, Pygmalion and Tet a Tet are representing the global issue on social class.
The global issue presented in Hogarth's Tet a Tet and Pygmalion is the strife for a greater social economic standing.
In the previous 'scene' of Hogarth's collection the woman is married to the aristocratic man in order to elevate their statuses. She is seen as upset and unhappy with the arrangement, yet in this second painting, she is satisfied with her new position while her husband appears frustrated. The man, a previous aristocrat has already been introduced to the luxuries of wealth, as to the wife, she is presented to all of this In the background, the house they are in seems disorganized and lacking authority, for instance, the servant waking up after 12 in the afternoon, or the disordered room with chairs and swords all over the floor.
Hogarth uses his paintings content in order to ridicule the moral and sexual corruption of the social classes. The woman who is pleasured by her already jaded husband is almost destined to go down the same path, or corrupted into becoming one herself.
Just as Hogarth's depiction of the woman, Eliza Doolittle, from George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion, is an experimental prop, newly introduced to the so called life style of the aristocratic duchess. However, Eliza is actively searching for ways to better herself, she has the education to walk out on her experiment and keep her independence and Hogarth's woman simply enjoys what is given to her, does not attempt to alter her situations, as if infected by her husband.
Thank you for introducing dramatic terminologies in analyzing Hogarth's painting. Hogarth considered himself as a playwright who could paint and print. Why don't you use a theatrical analogy throughout your response, for example, by calling the woman as the protagonist and the second "scene" as rising action?
Great analysis of the global issue and its relation to Hogarth’s body of work and Pygmalion.
The global issue introduced in both William Hogarth's and GBS Pygmalion is the society and class.
In William Hogarth's the women sitting on the chair is not sitting very "ladylike" and the way she and the husband seem so out of love causes one to think that the marriage is just for the upper - class lifestyle. Meanwhile in GBS Pygmalion, Eliza was getting taught how to act like a lady in an elite lifestyle but she was willing to give it up anytime.
In William Hogworths painting he depicts the struggles of an arranged marriage. We can identify that that the man has no feeling for his arranged lover and the woman is obviously in some sort of trance, as if she was with another lover that night. Furthermore, we as the reader can see that hogworth is showsing us the tone and mood of this arranged marriage.
Shows the girl gets what she wants and she’s very happy and pleased by what she has but the husband is sitting there because he’s already been through it so many times gottem.
A global issue represented in this image is the downfall of people when they use others for there successes. The way it showing this is by the women marries into a man with a title and the man marries a her for her wealth. The women is a middle class who starts seeing the first class corruption and soons falls for that same coprruption. Destroying the once pure heart she once had, leading to her downfall.
In Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode the viewer can identify the corruption in marriage. The viewer can infer this because of the visual evidence showing the man presented as jaded with vomit on his jacket. while the women looks satisfied and happy showing that she is devolving into a morally compromised person.
The global issue is the manner in which the woman is treated in the painting. She is treated as property much like Eliza in the book Pygmalion. Eliza is treated as basically nothing in the begininning and then develops to be treated better. Woman should not have to gop through this struggle in modern day although it still happens and frequently. The IB analytical concept being pursued is audience/purpose. The audience is woman who get treated in this manner and need to make a movement to get out of it. The purpose of the painting is to at the same time make the men aware of the manner that woman get treated so that it doesn’t go unchecked.
William Hogarth’s painting is used to symbolize the greater issue of corruption and falsity of standards held in social classes. He portrays the young woman to devolve from her once moral lifestyle. Through her trance behavior and her very materialistic husband, the reader can infer that she’ll have some kind of downfall.
The global issue that is being conveyed through this painting created by William Hogarth is social class hierarchies and aristocratic corruption. In this painting from Hogarth’s collection of “Marriage A-La-Mode”, we can see that there is an aristocratic married couple sitting down. Each having a different expression on their face. The man seems to be bored because he, as an aristocratic man, has experienced the corruption that exists in the
French aristocratic classes. On the other hand, the woman is a new member of this French aristocratic family through their marriage. She has the expression of a person who just woke up from sleeping, symbolizing her enlightenment of the corruption that exists in the French aristocratic classes. In George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Higgins takes in Eliza and enlightens her of the language that higher-class English people use and teaches her how to speak like a higher-class English woman. The content in Hogarth’s painting and George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion convey the theme of social class hierarchies and aristocratic corruption.
Very interesting approachable to the global issue👍
The global issue that is being represented to us in Tet a Tet and Pygmalion is social class. In Tet a Tet they are showing us how a couple got married and they did it to get a higer social level and make them seem important. In Pygmalion we see how Elisa in the beginning of the play she is poor and just a flower girl. At the end she goes to Higgins and he teaches her on how to become a higher social girl.
In the painting of William Hogarth’s we see one of the global issue the painting is depicting. We see an arranged marriage and how using someone else fo success and higher power can eventually lead to regret and having a miserable life. The women is hogarth’s painting has similarities with Eliza Doolittle, the differences is that Eliza searches and finds way to be dependent whilst they woman in the painting doesn’t. The painting allows us to see the corruption of different social classes economically.
Hogarth’s image tells us how this married man doesn’t give a damn about his wifey. He’s very jaded and has gotten bored because he’s done it all. As for the woman, she looks very happy, she getting those benefits from him. And so basically their both using each other for their own successes. Dudes even got vomit on his sexy jacket, damn. There’s a doggy also, fluffy little fella.
It shows How each girl has to work if the want to be in the high class level and the girl in the picture she just has to come from a rich family and not do much and the girl in Pygmalion the girl has to work hard for it in order to be a high class lady.
I agree with the similarity on this image towards Eliza.
The global issue being shown is the conflict with social class. The partners in this painting are married solely for economic growth and social standing. In a way, they’re useing each other for their own gain and benefits. In Pygmalion, Eliza also uses Higgins to expand her education, in order to climb to a higher standard class.
Hogarths paintings convey the similar global issue of social classes displayed by Pygmalion, but in a difffrent perspective. For example in Pygmalion it is stated that someone of that social class as illustrated in the painting should always be well mannered and not in a way sloppy. As you can see in the picture the Man is sleeping and not in a very cordial way. The lady sitting on the other side is also not acting very high class either. This is the complete opposite in Pygmalion. In the play the higher class is portrayed as well mannered and elegant.
William Hogarth’s Tet a Tet and G.B.S’s Pygmalion both make light of the global issue of corruption within their social classes. In Tet a Tet it is evident that both the man and woman married for mutual benefits of wealth and a higher social standing. Thus, they are now dealing with the growing reprocussions of continuing the corruption within their society. Similarly, in Pygmalion Eliza is first recognized as a flower girl that will not succeed if she doesn’t learn how to speak more gentle. Therefore, she enlists the help of Higgins to turn her into a duchess and teach her how to be an ideal woman in society, for the only people in their society that are seen as worthy and important are the ones with the biggest bank accounts and proper speech. To summarize, both Tet a Tet and Pygmailion sheds light of the corruption within social classes and idealism within society to cause the reader to realaize these issues and stand against them.
Changing "make light of" in the first sentence to "shed light on" would help make your writing more consistent.
Hogarth relates the global issue to Pygmalion by using the gender roles. The women in the picture is satisfied with her choices and the man has regret in his face. This resembles Pygmalion because Eliza is satisfied with her education and the choices she made to get to her current point. On the other hand, Higgins is disappointed because of his loss of the creation he worked so hard on.
A global issue that is found in this wonderful painting as well as Pygmalion is the treatment towards males and females and how that specific treatment is different towards different genders. A female in this painting is seen as an object rather than an individual human being with a heart and soul. This is similar in Pygmalion with Eliza and how her story goes. The attitude towards this specific ideaology is rather present in both works of fiction. It was a representation at the time of how women were treated differently than that compared to of men.
In the picture painting, the global issue shown is that there is a conflict between the couple and that they are both using each other to get what they want, like how Eliza uses Higgins to learn how to be a proper lady and is taught how to speak correctly Sox she can go into a higher class level than where she was before as a flower girl.
In the painting made by William Hogarths, Marrige A la Mode. We can depict that there are two people that were in an trance with each other after an arranged marriage. The global issue of both the painting and Pygmalion was there social classes because the female was arranged to be trotheled to the man sitting next to her in order for her to become a duchess more over a “proper women”. In Pygmalion, Eliza is a regular flower girl transformed into a proper lady ready to becoming a future dutchess. Meaning that people with importance are the once that have more power due to the amount of wealth they have. Concluding that most people don’t see the curroptions in different social classes.
Hmmmm, yes. I agree that people don’t see the curroptions in different social classes
William Hogarth’s Tet a Tet and Pygmalion both show a difference or status regarding social classes. In William’s painting we can see a man who taking or overestimating the power or benefit of having money by getting drunk instead of doing something for the good of humanity. This while his potential wife is also using improper physical actions towards the viewer and is expression a feeling of sexual relationships. We can relate this to Pygmalion due to the fact that Eliza came from an under class and Higgins is part of a higher class.
In Pygmalion, we see that Eliza is being introduced to a new social class. She is being introduced with something that she has never experienced before. Throughout the novel, we see that she evolves into the lady that Higgins pictured her to become, in which we see Eliza isn't very happy about. Eliza, unlike the girl in the photo, has become knowledgable in her place in society which causes her to become angry. She believes that she doesn't need a man to determine her class in society. In Hogarth's painting we see that the girl is enduring in what is meant to become, Eliza's future. The girl in the photograph has just endured on her first experience in the upper class, in which she has just become to endure. She looks satisfied, and, unfortunately, so does her husband. This is a clear representation of what Eliza is destined for, which is why the global issue that is being shared between both of these works is women's position in an aristocratic societies.
In this image we get to see that the wife is very happy while the husband seems very sad and tired. The whole house also seems to be in a mess. The husband and the wife married each other for power and money and we can see how it did not work out.
William Hogarth and G.B.S both brought up a global issue of social rankings. They would marry for their own benefits to look better to the public. Similar to Pygmalion Eliza was just a simple flower girl that was looked down upon due to the way she spoke. She then went to Higgins to learn how to speak more gentle so that she would be accepted to society and see her as a lady rather than just a flower girl. Having a more gentle way of speaking would better her reputation. The global issue that they both have in common would be the social class and the way others treat people just because they have a higher ranking.
The global issue shows that both G.B.S and William Hogarth show how class and society are separated amongsts each other because of how each one acts and live in society. Thus, the father of the women in the painting is gaining a husband by being bought, and why Liza is takes up Higgins offer to change her into a person of higher class. This shows the sepperation of society just by the little things that I one may not have.
In William Hogarth’s Tet a Tet illustrates how people in arrange marriage don’t caer nor feel for the lot her person. Is conveys how they are simply in the marriage to complet their duties. For example, the women married for the money and the man married for her title. This painting can be compared to G.B.S’s Pygmalion in the sense that Liza and Higgins are in it for personal gain and aren’t worried about how they treat each other.
Very good explanation regarding the roles in an arranged marriage. 😎
I throughly ernjoiyed your expression of ideas, and your clear point of view
William Hogarths image and Pygmalion both are closely similar in which they both touch on the global issue of higher social class. In Hogarths image, he shows that the man is marrying the woman for wealth and a greater name. In Pygmalion, Eliza goes to Professor Higgins to learn how to be a dutchess and speak proper English. She turns from being a flower girl to being of a higher class and leaving behind all of the people she once knew including her father.
In the painting the artist tries to describe a global issue of moral corruption and how they treated women back then, and how it was unfair for women to do things, but they were only told to follow men’s rules. More specifically, this paining describes how a middle-class woman experiences moral corruption when she comes into contact with aristocratic lifestyle.
In this picture by William Hogarth text a text we can see the same global issue represented in G.B.S’s Pygmalion which clearly shows corruption in or between social classes. The painting illustrates that they got together for economic benefits (more money/wealth) and also it would get the man in a higher place in the high social class. In the play Pygmalion Eliza was shown as just some whatever girl (flower girl” but then by just learning how to talk more fancy or correct she automatically received as place in the high class.
A global issue seen within this painting and George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion is middle class morality. In this painting, the setting is when the wedding party has ended. The woman is pictured with a smile from the events that happened that night, but the man seems tired and disinterested. This is typically any other night for the husband since he lives such an exciting lifestyle compared to the woman who has now just been exposed to the life of the rich and famous. The woman’s morality have now been tainted and will influence her ideas of happiness. This painting can be related to Pygmalion because in it’s final act, Eliza has a went through the same type of transformation as the lady in the painting, but she has maintained her middle class morality which lets her keep hold of her agency and ability to decide for herself. The lady lets her newfound status dictate her life and choice, but Eliza’s mentality encourages her to continue to control her on life despite the lavish aspects of the nobility’s lifestyle.
In both pieces of work, Pygmalion and Marriage A La Mode, represent the global issue of the corruption of social classes and statuses. Within the painting we are able to see the couple,who I presume has not been wed too long have absolutely no interest in each other. The viewer can easyily notice this with their body language, although they have their legs stretched toward the same direction you see no connection towards each other. The couple was only wed due to economic interest and nothing more, meaning they probably do not get along very well and it can be proven as the man walking away from does not look calm if not annoyed and irritated with them both.Upon noticing these small behaviors, the tone within the image is rather not hostility if not the couple has come to terms with their marriage even it is all a facade.We see this in Pygmalion in a different manner,as Eliza a mere flower girl becomes a duchess in a couple months.She learns to speak well and act well,with this and her appearance she fools not 1 but many people.
The issue of transformation across social classes is prevalent in both Pygmalion and Marriage A-La-Mode: 2. The Tête à Tête. However the two medias have completely different tones and unique endings to both. As shown in William Hograrth's second painting in his series, the young woman that we saw in the previous painting has completely changed following her marriage. Judging by her satisfied face and relaxed position, she is most likely still drunk due to the events of the previous night as shown with the messy floor of the house. She seems to have abused her change in financial status and is thoroughly enjoying herself. And judging by the facial reaction of the man on the left side of the painting, they are burning away all of their money.
In contrast, there is no corruption seen in Pygmalion even when Eliza undergoes a change in her social status, coming from "guttersnipe" to an independent and respectable woman. This is likely due to her time spent with Higgins, Mrs. Pearce, and Colonel Pickering, who all guided her in becoming a more socially adept and more independent in her actions.
In taking both medias into consideration, we are able to see that while both discuss the differences in classes, they both show how influences can change a person. The woman in Marriage A-La-Mode most likely had people in the upper class who fostered her corruption and ensured that she would reach her downfall, while Eliza had the support systems such as Mrs. Pearce, Colonel Pickering, and even Mrs. Higgins to push her into becoming more sure of herself as she underwent her transitioning through the social classes.
In this painting the global issue is that people can't accept the hard work that others put in just because of their class or who they are. For example, in the painting a musician is trying to show them their hard work that they have been working on for days or maybe months but they shut them out and start disrespecting you just like the woman in the chair tell the musician to get out just like in pygmalion when Eliza represents the musician and Higgins the woman.
the global issue that seems to be shown is working class, in the image shown, the women seems to be happy with where she’s at, that’s beacause she’s married to a person of wealth, this relates to Pygmalion in a way that Eliza is happy with where she’s at as well, due to the bet.
The global issue being conveyed is corruption with social classes. I George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, the flower girl, Eliza only chases after Higgins to “use” him in order to learn proper English. Hogarth’s Painting we can see that the woman takes advantage of the man because of his wealth and seem to only want to have “fun”. In both illustrations the reader can see how higher social classes are also reckless and uncontrollable.
The image is a visual representation of arranged marriage. The women in the picture is possibly representative of an older Eliza if she were to continue down Higgins path, an d lifestyle.
William Hogarth’s art is portraying a representation of a what some would still see nowadays, an arranged marriage where neither the bride or groom want nothing to do with each other or better said use their partner for other desires such as lust or money which was the real reason these two “love birds” came to be, to help the growth of their social status. To help the father’s status grow, become a more respectable family. The reasoning with Liza in Pygmalion can be compared when she has the idea to use the education Higgins was able to provide in order to become a “duchess at an ambassador’s garden party.” That’s where her interest to become a proper girl has piqued to take advantage of what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The global issue that Pygmalion has with “marriage a al mode” is the party that goes with marriage that happened. Marriage A-la-Mode, which illustrates the disastrous consequences of marrying for money rather than love. That “Pygmalion” has the same thing that connects to them and the party has been with Liza had the discuss that the great triumph of the day, we hear that Eliza has been a tremendous success not only at the garden party, but also at the dinner party and at the opera later. Furthermore, astounded by her calling him a "selfish brute" who is ready to throw her back in the painting of “Marriage A-la-Mode". Hogarth’s first moralizing series satirizing the upper classes, which exposed the shallowness and stupidity of people with more money than taste who are unable to distinguish good from bad.
The image is a visual representation of arranged marriage. The women in the picture is possibly representing of an older version of Eliza if she were to continue down Higgins path and develop a different lifestyle.
In Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode the viewer can identify the corruption in marriage. The viewer can infer this because of the visual evidence showing the man presented as jaded with vomit on his jacket. while the women looks satisfied and happy showing that she is devolving into a morally compromised person.
The global issue involved in Williams painting and the Pygmalion is the idea of arranged marriage.
Both story evidence is both of young women within the paintings and Eliza is that their whole propose towards society is to be married of for status.
These women are effected greatly because of this issue and both become corrupted for the ideal of status in their society and slowly become unsastafied
The global issue in this image portrays how the differences in class and society. As an aristocratic the husband is seen with a fatigue facial expression. While his wife seems undisturbed and quite tranquil. As for Eliza, she was excited and encouraged on learning to how speak properly while Higgins was just tired and wanted to use Eliza as an experiment.
The global issue presented in the painting is how many seek to be part of a higher social standing and tend to use people to reach those goals. The mood/tone of the visual seems chaotic and destructive, and example of this being expressed is the multiple books and other household things scattered across the room. The woman in the picture seems joyful while the man seems annoyed or sad. This is also displayed in Pygmalion, since Eliza is usping Higgins as an escape of her social standing. During their final moments together, Higgins is annoyed at Eliza for using what he taught her against him, expressing almost the exact same image on the painting.
The global issue in the painting of hogwarth and Pygmalion is social and working class. In the painting we see a corrupted marriage that the women is satisfied with since she was able to have riches from the wealthy. The tone is very mellow for the problems the French are facing. We can see a similarities with Pygmalion with Eliza. Eliza is learnig to be a fine lady but it satisfied in who she is. People in wealth are the ones who struggle in their life in both painting and Pygmalion
In this second scene of Marriage a la Mode, Hogart is attempting to draw attention to the corruption of aristocracy and the effects of social class movement (in reference to arranged marriage) on a person. In the previous painting, the woman was unhappy with the arranged marriage, but now she is content and unbothered. It is clear she is trying to take advantage to her position and has become quite accustomed to it. This contrast (the girl in the first painting vs. the girl now) highlights the shallowness of society and how they often tie their worth to their social standing. The most prevalent stylistic device in this painting is symbolism: we can see this in the pug, the servant, the spot on the man’s neck, the frustrated accountant, and all of the things strewn across the floor. The servant, who woke up in the afternoon, represents the disorder of the house. Hogarth explicitly conveyed the time through the small clock hung on the wall. The frustrated accountant exemplifies the corruption and irresponsibility of the aristocrats, and the pug or dog is Hogarth’s signature animal (he is trying to make the pug the dog of the British). The spot on the man’s neck is known as the French disease, which he is soon going to give to the wife. Hogarth employs these devices to showcase a different image of the aristocrats and provoke his audience to view the aristocrats in a more ”realistic” light.
The image by Hogarth represents the lifestyle of an arranged marriage. The woman seems to be in some sort of trance and in another world in her mind while her so called husband looks depressed. The arranged marriage portrays an upper class life struggle. While in Pygmalion, Higgins taught Eliza how to be and act like a lady and how to survive in a high end social class.
This piece made by WIlliam Hogarth identifies the middle class and how they are minorities and should be ignored by society.
Hogarth’s illustration demonstrates the “corruption” of the higher class involving marriage. There is a difference between the two individuals sate of mind, determining their thoughts and mood of their marriage. The man being disappointed and weary while the woman feeling the opposite.
This painting relates to Pygmalion as in how women receive there title when they marry men and men receive her wealth. Eliza might end in this position when she becomes older as the women, relating to corruption and falsity in marriages In the picture the global issue portrayed is a working class because marriages are arranged, the women seems happy because she is with a person of wealth.
The global issue conveyed by by the art piece is an arranged mirage and this global issue is still seen today in some cultures
The global issue seen here in William Hogarth’s art is women are a belonging during this era, and how marriage is done as a business not done for love. Neither the man or the woman feel any affection towards each other yet they are still getting married to keep a social standing. In Pygmalion, Eliza was purchased by Higgins, but not to be married but to be educated. Eliza was educated to be the proper woman and to be raise her social standing.
William Hogarth and GBS creates a storyline that conveys the global issues with society and class. In the visual the reader can conclude that the woman is honored to be appart of a high standard society, yet the man is tired, worn out, an fed up with his life. Throughout other artworks of Hogarth the reader can observe how the woman is being used as an object she has a powerless voice. Alike Pygmalion, Eliza is being used and doesn’t realize it. Once Eliza learns the formal way to act she understands how she is being used. In addition Eliza forms power in her voice, she learns how to take control in her words, and actions. Both of these women are from a low class society in which depicts their future reactions when they receive what they want.
The global issue that Pygmalion has with “marriage a al mode” is the party that goes with marriage.
In Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode the reader can see the corruption in marriage. The reader can infer this because of the visual evidence showing the man presented as tired with vomit on his jacket. while the woman looks satisfied and happy showing that she has been courupted by the upper class. The woman married the man for his title and the man for her wealt. These are both couprtion in the Marriage
Wealth* corruption * it would be corrupt due to that both partners married not for love but for benefits out of each other. The vomit is a physical representation of moral corruption.
The golbal issue would be society and class because they both married each other for power, money and title. In the picture as the audience we get to see how this has effected them both. The man seems very tired and even sick but the woman seems fine and very happy in fact. We get to see the same thing in Pygmalion with Alfred do little he had no money at the start but in the end we got to see how much he changed after he got money.
Social class is being portrayed in this painting. The partners in this painting seem to be married just for economic growth and social class. It almost seems as if they’re making us of each other for their own personal gain and benefits. In Pygmalion, Eliza also uses Higgins to extend her education in order to be in a standard higher class
However Eliza and Mr Higgins each gain something from their relationship Eliza gains Social Standing and Mr Higgins learns that equality like in a sense of knowing that there are equal minded people like Eliza
One of the main themes of Pygmalion is the theme of social classes, leading to a secondary theme of femininity and gender roles. Due to the era after the Victorian period in England, a period characterized by a particularly rigid social hierarchy. These differences between the social classes are enforced through manners, because it is all in appearances. Furthermore, the theme of femininity and gender roles is enforced under the same concept of society; the expectations that society has for women are unnatural and are shown through the two different narratives. During the early 20th century, women gained many basic rights and privileges. However, as seen in the image, the marriage between the characters was arranged and this can be seen due to the gloomy surroundings in the painting. For instance, the dog begging for food and the low life paintings represent how far the marriage has fallen.
In conclusion, the theme of social class together with the one of femininity and gender roles apply to a bigger picture of a global issue, and that is the expectations of society for women. These are seen through the image as symbolizing objects and themes, as well as the authors purpose to entertain the reader with a piece of historical fiction.