Wifeliness


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Wifeliness

See also Domesticity.
Amoret
Sir Scudamore’s wife; loving and ever-devoted. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Arundhati
example of the ideal Hindu wife. [Hindu Legend: Benét, 56]
Billy Boy
question-and-answer ballad pointing up merits of possible bride. [Br. and Am. Folklore: Leach, 139]
Martha
personification of the busy housekeeper. [N.T.: Luke 10:39]
Penelope
a model of wifely virtue. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
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Matto de Turner reflects the progressive ideology of her time, which defends women's ability to reason and act independently, while still maintaining wifeliness and motherhood as primary feminine roles.
She is the aesthetic embodiment of wifeliness, her pawned portrait come to life:
Further, with the growing popularity of laments, these very young women would understand that their suffering on the way to wifeliness, whether deserved or not, was considered beautiful.