As a student at The University of Warwick, I have taken a module called The Marriage Plot. I have written this poem in response to the themes within this module. Inspired by the heroines on novels such as Pride and Prejudice, A Doll's House and Gaudy Night, I wish to explore the battle between independence and love. Whether both can be reconciled is a question I will not answer, but something that I think can and should be explored.
This is a work of fiction and, whilst drawing inspiration from my own life, does not feature anyone living or dead.