He had disapproved of his son`s marriage and expressed his displeasure with his will. I did not dare to tell them about your marriage, only about your illness. I searched for your daughter in the wedding for Xerxes, the Prince of the Empire. Yes, favorite philothea; But not until she tells me about her own marriage to Geta. Couldn`t the duties of certain vocations be incompatible with marriage? As she had two protectors against a fifth marriage proposal, she asserted herself. She had seen the hope of freedom in marriage, but now she wanted it in de-independence. He received a solemn promise from his son never to tell me about marriage. Not as much as he`s of course involved in marriage, I`ll allow it. Marriage may be the exciting duty of some women, but was it necessarily hers?.