Matrimonial Failure in George Eliot’s Middlemarch: through the perspective of Social Exchange Theory

Authors

  • Naveed-ur-Rehman Subject Specialist in English, Education Department, KPK, Pakistan Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33195/8tvg7297

Keywords:

Casaubon, Dorothea, Lydgate, Rosamond, Matrimonial failure, Middlemarch, Social Exchange Theory

Abstract

This paper aims at to analyze the causes of matrimonial failure in George Eliot’s
Middlemarch among the central couples: Casaubon and Dorothea and Dr. Lydgate
and Rosamond _ by applying Social Exchange Theory and its principles (rewards
and costs, Comparison level, relational resources, trust and commitment and
marital solidarity), through which their causes of failure of conjugal relationship
are meticulously analyzed, and not fulfilling of these cause failure and fragility in
central marriages in the novel.

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Published

04/12/2024

How to Cite

Naveed-ur-Rehman. (2024). Matrimonial Failure in George Eliot’s Middlemarch: through the perspective of Social Exchange Theory. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 2(I), 46-54. https://doi.org/10.33195/8tvg7297

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