Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

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What is love? Love is that thing that we all yearn for. Love is that deep connection that you have with someone. Love is a fundamental force that we all want to obtain but few of is every truly reach. What is marriage? Marriage is a promise between two people who has that deep love for one another make, stating that no matter the circumstance they will stick by each other side. Marriage is a union between two lovers who feel like they have founded their other half. Marriage is a partnership between two people, and no matter what events may occur they will find a way to work it out because they love each other. Sometimes love can be mixed up with lust. Sometimes people feel like they have that love and figure marriage is the next step, but if that true love isn't there the marriage won't last. Marriages are mainly business deals in these times, set up for the sole purpose of money, power, and prestige. Throughout Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, the themes of love and marriage occur several times throughout each piece of literature.
Love throughout Pride and Prejudice is sometimes confusing. The character (mainly the males) will talk about a girl like they love her, but at the same time contradict everything they say by insulting her or stating the negative things about her. And then there are some instances where characters like Mr. Darcy will profess their attraction to one of the female characters. “But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she hardly had a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes. To this discovery succeeded some others equally mortifying. Tho...

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