After reading the story of Eliza Wharton I was at first as we discussed on class on the side of Eliza close friends , siding with her marriage to Mr.Boyer as a good idea.But with the discussion we had it’s easy to see all the reasons why she wouldn’t want to marry Mr.Boyer.Eliza I believe had a very modern mindset for a women.She enjoyed her freedom she enjoyed her power in her choice and wasn’t in search of being parked with someone because it made sense.Which is why I feel she is more strongly attracted to Mr.Standford. Other then the more realistic connection they share and conversation and likeness, he’s not pushing her into marriage. He doesn’t even mention the idea, until much later in the novel and only to his friend.I feel as a first time reader you are influenced by the pretext and the insight to everyones real story and say,but when relating on a human level you can see the real honest in Eliza’s choices.
I also strongly agree with the statement said in class that referring to her as a coquette is an unjust term.Considering the time the novel was written if a women in the least bit had her own mindset and opinion or defiance in commitment or marriage at a young age she was assumed to contain this characteristic . Or behavior of this manner,so maybe the various voices in this novel are also a misrepresentation of Eliza’s true character as well, not to the full extent but might be a bit exaggerated.I couldn’t help but think how if Eliza had been in this situation in today’s time how much of an insignificance this would hold against her , and how different her outcome might have been.But that’s also the major part of the enjoyment of reading this text for me personally.Allowing my self to read and imagine myself or the life of people during this age especially women and how the smallest things in my life or my choices or views would and could have such a huge affect on my stance in society.It also makes me really appreciate not being born during such critical times.