True love is not found within the goals of economic survival or societal gains, rather it is found when two individuals unite in marriage because they have a genuine affection for each other. In her novel, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen depicts what love in a traditional Victorian era would be defined as. Austen displays love as the center of attention for all of society, along with the influences society has on it. Through various characters, such as Mr. Collins and Mrs. Bennet, Austen demonstrates how money and status can largely shape love and the idea of who to love. Yet, with the characters of Jane and Bingley, Austen conveys, in the end, that true love results not from economic necessity or societal gains, but from a sincere affection.
Though, Henry has no feelings for Eliza, he agrees to the marriage because of the wealth that is sure to follow their arrangement. Becoming Jane Austen is about, the life of Jane Austen and the novel speaks of the events that Spence believes to have much influenced Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. Spence quotes Austen in a conversation regarding her novel and the conversation was after her relationship with Mr. Lefroy seized, “My characters shall have, after a little trouble, all that they desire” (Jon... ... middle of paper ... ...r life. Jane Austen’s time and nowadays sees the same situation. Not all marriage is based solely on love.
Throughout the novel, as Elizabeth’s character grows, her feelings towards marriage are influenced by her family and society. After her visit to Pemberley, Elizabeth comes to the rational conclusion that marrying Darcy for his fortune is more practical than searching for her one true love. Elizabeth’s maturation comes with a transformation of belief that suggests Austen’s values are more conventional than they appear on the surface of her writing. Austen defies the norms of the period by suggesting that any harmonious relationship, especially marriage, is and should be based off of money.
Compromise and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice It is not unusual for an individual to disagree with social customs or expectations. Some people are only happy when they can rebel against society. Most mature adults eventually realize that compromise is necessary to achieve happiness. This is the case in the early nineteenth century England setting of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. In the novel, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is a lively, independent woman, whose family's financial situation and whose strong mindedness suggest that she may never marry.
“Pride and Prejudice”, is a novel which explores the huge chasm between love and marriage in Georgian England. Jane Austen’s presentation of passion and matrimony reiterates the fact that marriage is a “business arrangement”. Austen uses irony to make fun of polite society in this satire and Austen also emphasizes the point that social hierarchy dictates whom you can marry. The pressures of men and women in Georgian England are revealed through her exploration of the aristocracy’s prejudice against the middle class society in which she lived. Finally uses comedy to expose hypocrisy Early in the Novel, Jane Austen is initially presents Mr. Collins with comic irony and as a figure of absurdity to be mocked as a potential husband; Austen reveals Mr. Collin’s s palpable and selfish reasons for marrying in a simple comic statement “Mr.
Austen wants to create the perfect marriage but in doing this shows the reader that no marriage is perfect. She highlights how money and social status was far more desirable in the 19th century then true love and appreciation.
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.
Explore Jane Austen’s attitude to marriage in Pride and Prejudice Looking at the social, historical and cultural context In the 19th century when Austen wrote ‘Pride and Prejudice’, the way in which marriage was viewed was very different. It would have been expected of a young woman to find a ‘suitable’ partner for marriage before they were thirty, as after this they could be seen as an embarrassment to their family. By suitable, it does not mean in the way in which marriage is viewed today. Today marriage is seen as an expression of deep love and respect for another person. In Austen’s time, a ‘good’ marriage was seen to be one where wealth and social status of the man and woman were socially suitable.
As much as the characters would like to be married for love some have no other choice. As Mr. Collins is proposing to Charlotte Jane Austen says "Without thinking highly of either men of matrimony, marriage, had always been her object; it was the only honorable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservation from want." (pg. 146) This quote describes how Charlottes complicated situation. Unfortunately she had to just had ... ... middle of paper ... ...is married however to anyone whom is not her brother.
Therefore, Austen’s voice comes through Elizabeth to make the statement that it is foolish to marry for any reason besides love. 	Jane Austen uses Elizabeth as the focal character in the novel Pride and Prejudice to relay a message to the reader. Her own voice comes through Elizabeth to make the political statement that it is unwise to marry for any reason other than love. Elizabeth (and thus Austen) feels that true happiness cannot be achieved in a marriage unless there is a great deal of love between the partners, and so explains her pursuit for true love, and her disapproval of marriage between those she knows are not in love.