Research has already proven that "The agreement" is “the earliest prolonged critique in English prose fiction of the wedding industry from a woman’s point of view” (Donovan 59). realization has been attracted to the political references and allusions made in "The Contract", and to the gender matters which are being raised within the novel.
Concerning the previous, Victoria Kahn has reminded us that romances have been used politically throughout the reign of Charles I and the Protectorate (527) and has emphasised the analogy among the wedding agreement and “the hierarchical, inequitable political kinfolk of sovereign and topic” (527). This analogy is principally legitimate within the modern context of the engagement controversy (1649-1652), “when parliament sought to safe alliance to the recent executive of Cromwell after the execution of Charles I” and a press release of engagement needed to be signed through all male electorate (535). in response to her, "The agreement" increases questions about the validity (529), the differing kinds of contracts, and the incentive of individuals to signal contracts (526). Kahn has proven that The agreement is a touch upon “contemporary debates approximately political obligation”, a remark that argues for a sort of political legal responsibility “that is predicated on love instead of on filial legal responsibility” (529), and which satirically makes the royalist Cavendish “draw on the subject of the parliamentarians’ concept of an unique and revocable agreement among the folk and their ruler” (530).
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