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.
Charlotte believes that women should not marry for love, but instead marry for the well-being of themselves and also to achieve stability. The women should marry for stability and then fall in love with her husband later. Charlotte wanted to please her family as well as keep the good fortune coming. Mr. Collins on the other side is very different from Charlotte. He is very full of himself as well as somewhat awkward and comes across as annoying at some points.
If he truly loves either of them, he sure has a bizarre way of showing it. He likes being able to control Daisy the way he does, and he loves having Myrtle obey him because of his money. It seems he loves controlling them, not being with them. Another example is Myrtle. She obviously does not love her husband or she wouldn’t be cheating on him, and trying to leave him.
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. However those without wealth or high social standing, such as Jane and Elizabeth Bennet (although Elizabeth would dispute her lack of social status), would look for love and happiness first. Some, such as Mrs Bennet see marriage only as a way of increasing wealth and social standing. The union of Elizabeth and Darcy is remarkable as they marry purely for love - going against the social traits of the time.
His friends would have liked to have advised Januarie further on his choice of wife, however there was no time. Januarie sees the marriage very much as a business transaction and he uses his friends to scour the land for suitable women as it is a quicker way of finding the best deal. Like Januarie, Justinus is concerned with the economic ideals of the union. However he does have further concerns as to the age difference that will occur. He soon sees the possibility of infidelity on the wife's part.
By embracing money and refusing love, Mrs. Hammond denies her soul the greatest treasure on Earth. Lucy Hammond, "the very counterpart of her mother, both in person and mind" (6), also loves to emphasize the importance of being comforted by material pleasures and being socially accepted in the wealthy class. She reveals her shallowness when considering who to marry: her only concern is his financial stature. Walsingham attracts Lucy with his impeccable social graces and costumes and, most of all, his wealth. Likewise, Walsingham does not marry Lucy because he appreciates her intellect or creativity: his main concern is her... ... middle of paper ... ... is based on money.
Because she is shallow, she is not afraid to express her true intentions. Daisy, although her coyness causes her to conceal her selfishness, her actions reveal her materialistic attitude nonetheless. She convinces Tom away from questioning Gatsby’s past and ultimately sacrifices her true love for Gatsby for Tom’s wealth and social status. Both Daisy and Brett use their personalities to control their relationships and influence their fiancés of their love. However, their only motive behind these relationships is money, revealing their selfish attitudes.
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.
This, of course, would disgrace the family and bring disrepute on her family. They would be outcast from society and without society, the Bennet sisters could not hope to make successful marriages. Lydia married Wickham as she believed he was one with large fortune and high social status; however Wickham married Lydia for her looks and her naivety. For instance according to Austen (Pride and Prejudice: 263), “Wickham's affection for Lydia was just wh... ... middle of paper ... ...ics, 1992. Print.
Mr. Collins thinks that Elizabeth just shy and she would agree the marriage later. Mrs. Bennet wants Elizabeth to marry with Mr. Collins so that they could keep the money after Mr. Bennet die. Mr. Bennet totally agrees with Elizabeth and does not want his favorite daughters to marry with this type of man. 11. Austen often uses satire to ridicule characters and situations.