Elizabeth is a romantic, and wants to find a man worthy of her love. On the other hand, Charlotte believes “happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.” Elizabeth laughs at her friend, and replies, “You know it is not sound, and that you would never act in this way yourself” (24). However, Charlotte soon enters into a marriage that offers her a good home and security, but a repulsive husband. With these two characters, Austen illustrates the two kinds of marriages most common in the novel: Charlotte’s is an example of a secure, if not pleasant, marriage arrangement. Elizabeth eventually marries Darcy out of genuine love for him, not for want of money or prospects.
Unlike Elizabeth, Mrs. Bennet serves as a constant reminder of the importance of wealth and prosperity during this time. It is ironic, however, that during this pursuance Mrs. Bennet pushes away potential suitors. "Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes” (Austen 19) In contrast, Charlotte Lucus personifies a very opposing view of marriage than... ... middle of paper ... ...ates how she is equal with Darcy "In marrying your nephew, I should not consider myself as quitting that sphere.
Emma creates many blind follies that along with damaging her friend's heart, leaves Emm2a vulnerable to new revelations about herself. On this bumpy path Emma changes her opinion of herself. At the age of twenty-one, Emma enjoys a life of privilege that indulges her clever nature and compliments her every endeavor. "One matter of joy to" Emma is using her cleverness to find "match[es]" for people. This talent, so recently discovered, becomes the item of her thoughts.
Jane is glad to be leaving her cruel aunt and of having the chance of going to school. At Lowood she wins the friendship of everyone there, but her life is difficult because conditions are poor at the school. She has come to be respected by the teachers and students, largely due to the influence of her teacher, Miss Temple, who has taken a part as a mother, governess, and a companion. Jane has found in Miss temple what Mrs. Reed always denied her. Also at Lowood Jane confront another main theme of the novel, the natural violence, which is depicted by Bronte then typhus kills many of the students including Jane’s best friend, Helen Burns.
The answer is Harriet Smith, a girl of questionable origins whom Emma decides to improve. Emma sets Harriet up with Mr. Elton and she is very surprised when Mr. Elton reveals that he loves her, not Harriet. Emma, offended at the idea, refuses him. Then the son of Mr. Weston, Frank Churchill, arrives in town. The Westons secretly hope he and Emma will become attached.
Once she finds out that he may possibly marry one of her daughters, her feelings toward him change: “the man whom she could not bear to speak of the day before, was now high in her good graces” (71). When she finds out that he might marry one of her daughters, she acts very friendly towards him and tries to please him in every way possible in hopes that he will marry one of her daughters. If he does so Mrs. Bennet knows that she might have security. Mr. Wickham doesn’t necessarily marry Lydia for her family’s money, because they don’t have any, but how it will benefit him to do so. When Mr. Gardiner writes back to the family, he explains that he has arranged for Mr. Wickham to marry Lydia, as long as Gardiner “[paid for] his debts to be discharged, and something still to remain” (288).
Gillys Nan introduces herself and secretly pays Gillys mum to visit her. Gilly goes to live with Nonnie, but in the end chapter tells Trotter she wants to come back. Galadriel Hopkins is an unhappy child. Her need to know her mother is very strong and takes over her life. When the story begins, Gilly is very unhappy.
Jane is a bildungsroman protagonist. “Jane also embodies in a strong way the Bildungsroman protagonist’s search for a model or preceptor, the clearest example of which is Miss Temple at Lowood School. Jane does not find a vocation in the modern sense of career; her journey ends in marriage and a family. But she does pursue important goas in the course of Jane Eyre, and reaching these constitutes the decisive and, in the world of the text, happy ending of her quest (Mosely). The novel begins with Jane living with her evil aunt and cousins.
I think that Elizabeth and Darcy's marriage is the ideal state between two extremes because the love of money and fear of loneliness, and the love of love only led to the couples being forced into unhappy marriages. A good middle ground like Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship (or Jane and Bingley's) leads to a happier marriage for the couples.
Although Elizabeth is outspoken and judgmental, she has blameless intentions for herself. She seeks love in an innocent manner and for innocent reasons and as a result found true love with Mr. Darcy. Catherine seeks love but also hopes to be showered with affection and to be provided with a higher social status, even though it may result in her marrying a man she does not truly love. Regardless of the difference in Daisy's and Elizabeth's personalities, appearance, and social status, each woman became content once they married. In the end, the morality of Elizabeth and Catherine led them both to live a wealthy life with their chosen husband despite the different obstacles they faced and the way they faced them.