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 trying to decide how she can continue in the lifestyle in which she is accustomed; she acknowledges the beauty of her daughters, Lucy and Emily, and thus creates a plan. Moving out of the city and into the country of Philadelphia to "mournî she began to train her daughters to land a rich husband. Mrs. Hammond does not stop to think of the others who could be affected by her actions. She is uncaring and cold and only out to better her position. Mrs. Hammond characteristics range from calculating to charming; she uses her talent of manipulating situations to get exactly what she wants.
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.
However through the course of time, they eventually learned to care for each other and their mistakes made them a strong couple. Jane and Bingley also found true happiness since both Darcy and Elizabeth approves of their affair. The novel starts with Mr. Bennet, the patriarch and the owner of Longbourn, the Bennet's family estate. He is the spouse of Mrs. Bennet, an ill-bred woman of lowly upbringing. She is a noisy, tiresome and foolish woman driven with a desire to see all of her daughters secured with their future husbands.
Her figurative language is still prevalent and widely used in modern literature. De La Fayette’s innovative ideas contributed to one of the most important time periods, the Enlightenment, and continues to inspire today. The Princess of Cleves focuses on the forbidden love shared between Madame de Cleves and Monsieur de Nemours. The princess yearns for Monsieur de Nemours, but forces herself to remain faithful to her husband even after his death. Madame de Cleves often fakes illness, throughout the story, to avoid the temptation of acting on her feelings for Nemours.
The key was to marry her daughters off to wealthy men so they would be taken care of and, most important, so would she. The plan was for her to educate her daughters and keep them in seclusion until they were of the age to marry. She only had a little bit of time to accomplish her goals before her money ran out. When they were old enough, she through the biggest and best parties. Her plan seamed to work out well because it didn't take long for Lucy to become engaged to Lord Walsingham.
The reader forms an opinion that Emma has a pampered lifestyle. We also learn she is a keen matchmaker and brought together her governess Miss Taylor with Mr Weston. I think the reader would perceive Emma to be very interested in her friend's lives and perhaps even a little meddling in them. The reader is also informed of 'the real evils of Emma' being "the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition too think a little too well of herself". I think that the reader would not particularly like Emma because she seems to be too self-assured and interested in other people's business at this stage.
She's the foolish, whimsical and irrational sister, driven by passion and emotion. Both characters are put in similar situations throughout the book and, true to the title, act with sense and sensibility. Elinor's courtship with Edward against Marianne's affair with Willoughby contrasts the characters ideas of marriage and love. Elinor, though interested in Edward, would not admit anything more than having "great esteem" for him. Elinor looked at the situation practically, citing that Mrs. Ferras would be the ultimate factor in their courtship because Edward's future (and fortune) depended on what Mrs. Ferras thought of Edward's possible wife.
Austen?s criticism is clarified by Mrs. Bennet?s obsession with marriage, ?The business of her life was to get her daughters married? (Austen 6). ?Happy for all her maternal feelings was the day on which Mrs. Bennet got rid of her two most deserving daughters? (Austen 432). Mrs. Bennet?s ideas of marriage fully overlook love of the person.
Who Run the World? Not Girls in the 19th Century. Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, is one of the most renowned works in literature with the underlying notion of captivating the essence of an early 19th century woman. Although at first glance the novel may appear to be about love and it’s entanglement with the basic human qualities of pride and prejudice, if the reader analyzes deeper into the text they would be able to pinpoint that the novel could actually be taken in as Austen’s personal perspective towards the attributes of what made the ideal lady of this time period. Paying close attention and giving a deeper evaluation of the foiled characterizations, the dialogue between characters, point of view, the audience is able to identify Austen's portrayal of women in the novel and their correlation to her own personal feminist points of view.