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

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

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.


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

Published
2018-06-05
How to Cite
REHMAN, Naveed -ur-. Matrimonial Failure in George Eliot’s Middlemarch: through the perspective of Social Exchange Theory. Journal of Linguistics & Literature, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 172 - 188, june 2018. ISSN 2617-3611. Available at: <https://jll.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal2/article/view/31>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/uochjll-v1i1312017.