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Are The Marriages Of Mary And Teresa For Love Or Convenience?

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Are The Marriages Of Mary And Teresa For Love Or Convenience? Teresa's Wedding written by William Trevor and The Three Sisters by Jane Austen are short stories that explore the attitudes people have to marriage, the reasons for marrying, and whether or not the decisions made choosing a marriage partner are made out of love or convenience. The Story encourages the reader to examine the viewpoints on marriage and the reasons for the character in marrying. ...read more.

Middle

We find out in this story that Teresa has been forced to marry Artie because the priest has found out that Teresa is one and a half months pregnant. Being pregnant before marriage is considered a big shame in the Catholic religion, so it was very important that she married before anyone noticed the pregnancy. The Three Sisters is written in the form of four letters. The first two letters concern a possible marriage between Mary Stanhope and Mr Watts. ...read more.

Conclusion

This would lead to them getting abused and would bring great shame to their families. Due to Teresa having this problem the priest has forced her and Artie into marriage. "Teresa had said to Father Hogan about Artie, that she didn't love him or feel anything for him one way or the other; Father Hogan had replied that in the circumstances all that line of talk was irrelevant." Teresa is getting married because of the pressure of her pregnancy. She knows if she doesn't marry Artie, her and her family will be outcasted by the society. Her marriage is not for love but just for convenience. ...read more.

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