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Read the short stories, Teresa's marriage and the three sisters, consider which of the marriages in both of the stories is going to be successful.

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WIDER READING QASIM NIAZ The task specified was to read the short stories, Teresa's marriage and the three sisters and to consider which of the marriages in both the stories is going to be successful. Taking into account all likely matters to concentrate on, my thoughts become more positive towards Teresa's marriage. I will outline the reasons for my opinion that relates to the success of Teresa's marriage. The foremost aspect relates to the characters and their attitudes towards their reasons for marrying. More likely, I am going to compare the characters and their attitudes which will distinguish their married life. Teresa's Atty's character is fairly peaceful bearing in mind the circumstances she is facing and the way she is managing them. Teresa has a round; pretty face and black pretty hair and is a month and a half pregnant. She belongs to a poor family but she is a self respecting woman. ...read more.


Marry has two sisters and a mother who are influencing her to marry Mr Watts. Mary cares for her family and is aware of Mr Watts's fortune. She thinks his fortune can make great settlements on her and her family after he dies but doesn't expect him to die sooner as he is in a healthy state. But there are other things for her to consider if she refuses to accept the proposal, it can be offered to her sister Sophy and she may convincingly accept it, it not her other sister, Georgina might. Mary can't bear to have either of them married before her. She is very status-conscious and wants to earn more respect in the society. More likely in Teresa's situation, she has dealt with the situation patiently as she thinks she has nothing to forgoe. In Mary's situation, she is giving importance towards both acceptance and refusal of the proposal. ...read more.


She is too sympathetic for herself; she can't give any hope to Mary. Loretta's marriage had not been consummated. Teresa doesn't expect anything from her relationship with her husband, for what she has gone through has destroyed the desires she wished for. But she expects her husband to nurture their child with affection. Mary is making demands from the star as if she wants to over rule Mr Watts restrictions set on her after their marriage. Both of them want to be dominant in the family. Mary wants to take control over Mr Wats fortune but later doesn't want to lose until he lasts. In the end Teresa felt she could make some kind of marriage with her husband. It means that she is convinced with what she is doing in some way. This convenience would give her enough relief for the rest of her life. Mary is still feeling guilty by accepting the proposal. She is not happy with what she has done, she doesn't think she made a sensible decision and hopes to expect a good married life. ...read more.

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