Tears in the Regency Era's Beauty; The Power of the Male Appears in The Duke and I Novel
Keywords:Patriarchy, Regency era, The Duke and I, Julia Quinn
The purpose of this research paper was to examine the patriarchal concept as it appears in Julia Quinn's historical romance novel series, Bridgerton's The Duke and I. The findings of the study revealed that the novel depicts the role of patriarchalism in the patriarchal system of the British Regency era in influencing the internal and exterior conflicts of the characters. In terms of familial relationships, the concept of patriarchy can be divided into three categories: The first characteristics was the power of the father to treat the child which is the concept of patriarchy in the connection between father and son. The child must obey and accept the father's decision. Secondly, the patriarchal concept in the connection between an elder brother and a younger sister is that the elder brother has power as the family's head and ruler, and the younger sister must accept the brother's orders and approval regarding her spouse. The last one is that the patriarchal concept in the husband-wife relationship, according to which the husband has the authority to perform and issue instructions to his wife. This includes the dominance of power as the family's leader. The novel, on the other hand, demonstrated how the system causes those in positions of authority, whether men or women, to have conflicts with themselves and others. It took the form of attempting to resist and to fight to the greatest possible boundary. In addition to the emphasis on family authority, the findings of this study reflected the conceptual framework and social ideals in the Regency era. The power of society also has a significant impact on people's behaviors resulting in later periods' demands for women's rights.
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