In her opinion the wealthier a young man the more an attractive proposition he becomes. Jane Austen is keen in this book to point out the dangers of a marriage that is not based on mutual love and respect. The first marriage we witness is the unsatisfactory relationship between Mr and Mrs Bennet. It is their absurd personality clash that causes us to look for qualities in their relationship, which could help us believe this was a happy marriage. Unlike other relationships in the novel we are able to see the effects which time has had on their relationship.
The same books the same passages were idolized by each." Elinor likes Willoughby but is a little uncomfortable as she feels he is rash and she doubts his veracity: "I love Willoughby, sincerely love him; and suspicion of his integrity cannot be more painful to yourself than to me. ", and throughout the book Jane Austen leads the reader to trust Elinor's judgement. However when Elinor hears Willoughby call Marianne by her fi... ... middle of paper ... ...e will of Miss Smith. Both Mrs Ferrars and Miss Smith try to use money to control the behaviour of Edward and Willoughby.
Perhaps it was Mrs Bennet's good looks that captivated Mr Bennet’s attention, or perhaps it was even her appearance of good h... ... middle of paper ... ...s in lookout and in need of a wife, Austen makes it very clear that marriage should be made for the right reasons. Her novel gives information and shows understanding of her reasons for this. She disagrees with any bragging done by Mrs Bennet to Mr Bingley about all the men that have previously liked Jane and also with her sending Jane in the rain in the hope of her staying over with an illness. Jane Austen feels that marriage should be committed for strong love, friendship, trust and the capability of bringing out the best in your partner by understanding them. She tells us the moral for marrying.
Instead, Mr. Collins calmly states his reasons for wanting to marry, as it is the right thing for a clergyman to do, that his patroness Lady Catherine de Bourgh desires him to do so, and pertaining to the entail... ... middle of paper ... ...Prejudice shows not only the prevailing attitudes regarding the time Austen lived in, but also the impact of money on love and marriage. Although the novel was written almost two hundred years ago, it suggests a great deal about the ideas that have helped to shape modern ideals for a spouse. The idea of marrying among one's own class and the advantages of marrying well are still present in society today, although it is believed to have of less importance. Maybe this was true, the phrase "It is just as easy to fall in love with a poor man as it is to fall in love with a rich one" would not still be commonly known.
In addition, Shakespeare displayed that love conquers hate through the relationship between Juliet and her father, Lord Capulet. Near the end of the play Capulet told Juliet that she had ... ... middle of paper ... ... end the feud between the families and how the love between Romeo and Juliet brought the families closer together. Ultimately`, William Shakespeare shows in many different ways throughout the play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, that love is the more powerful force than hate. The readers see how the characters continuously forgive one another, even when the conditions are tough. The friendships between specific characters display a loving bond that cannot be broken with hate.
In a conversation between the two Elizabeth states, ‘…I do like him,… I love him.’ P303. She is aware that her feelings towards Darcy haven’t always been this positive, but she believes that he is able to make her happy. Elizabeth believes happiness is the first sign to a good marriage. Therefore, this reflects Elizabeth and D... ... middle of paper ... ...n a man of large fortune should be in want of a wife. Though Mr Bennet was not a man of large fortune, he did however, need a wife so that in the event of his death, he had a heir to pass of family fortune to.
As a means for coping with the irritation his wife's ... ... middle of paper ... ...ily money together. She assumes he has forgotten 'what he owes himself and his family.' Her view is that of one very common in Austen's era, that fortune should be built upon by marriage, but we see Darcy, like Elizabeth, sees marrying for love as more important that marrying for financial gain, revealing to us that he shares a strong morality with Elizabeth in a time when such principles were rarely come across. This of course expresses Austen's own ethics. We are left to feel that Darcy and Lizzie have made the perfect match for one another, thanks to the ingredients of good sense, stability, affection, common interest, complimenting disposition and most importantly mutual respect.
At their first meeting Mr Darcy is very proud and disagreeable in contrast with the good-natured Mr Bingley. It shows that she is a very good judge of character and that she takes her first impressions... ... middle of paper ... ...she will only marry him if she can grow to love him as much as he loves her. His attitudes to marriage change after rejection at the first proposal. In conclusion, attitudes to marriage would seem to depend on social status and wealth. Those with social status and wealth would seem to look for the same things in a partner first, with love coming second, as seen in Lady Catherine's preference for her own daughter to marry Mr Darcy rather than Elizabeth.
The idea of the novel shows the different kinds of marriages and how each character’s pride and prejudices get them there. The union of Mr. Collins and Charlotte demonstrates the ideas of Charlotte’s prideful ambition and a one-sided marriage, whereas the union between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy shows one of compassion and mutual love because they learned to love each other once they got to know one another. Lydia’s marriage to Mr. Wickham shows the darker side of society and how his character can easily take advantage of an innocent and foolish child. The novel is an example of human interaction in 19th century England and could even be useful for studying that period in history.
In conclusion, marriage hopefully containing elements of love and companionship was more often a business contract than romantic idealization. While its certain Jane Austen was pressing for the importance of true love, due to the lack of opportunities and education, social, and economic stresses on women, true love was most often a non essential idea. The real purpose of marriage in this era was for women to find a man who would financially support them, and for a man to find a woman to fulfill his household needs, as a contract based on love, it was a deal made for the practical benefit of both parties.