The man she marries is, naturally, a wealthy man with no particular reason to marry other than the fact that it is the normal thing for him to do. The narrator emphasizes this by saying, “Mr. Collins to be sure, was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary. But still he would be her husband.” (149). Contrarily to women, men had no real purpose in getting married.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" This is the first line in the novel, which clearly shows the connection between money and marriage. It lies in the interest of a woman to marry a man with a fortune, or at least some good deal of money. The husband is meant to support his wife, since he is the one with a profession and she is not (something that will be discussed further down). So, naturally, personal attractions are weighed against financial considerations. This is why Mrs. Gardiner does not think Wickham a ve... ... middle of paper ... ...connection was a permanent one since divorces were very uncommon during this period (and misfortunate for the family's good name, one can imagine).
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.
All about Me Do you put yourself first instead of the people you care the most about? Most people would agree because they want to make themselves happy. In the book The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maughnam, he has a character named Isabel Macdonald that shows how she is only worried about herself for her own gains in life. In the novel Isabel is engaged to Larry Darrell but unfortunately, he feels that he does not need money to live a lavish lifestyle and there is more to life than their status. Isabel decides to choose money over love, she separates herself from friend because of their behavior, and loves another than her husband.
All she wants is the money so she chose Tom so that instead of being define by society based on her personality, she will be judged only by her wealth- another mask. Myrtle, on the other hand, is a little different. She is married, but she’s having an affair with Tom. She ends up falling in love with Tom and according to page 34 her marriage to George was for the wrong reason, even though it was love. She says, “The onl... ... middle of paper ... ...ike his true self, the one she had fallen in love with before everything, things would have worked out in the end.
Unfortunately she had to just had ... ... middle of paper ... ...is married however to anyone whom is not her brother. This is a complicated situation because Mr.Bingley is very naive and let's Darcy and his sisters walk all of we him. Since they told he Jane and he should not get married because of her wealth he listened to them letting outside factors and money stand in the way of his true love for Jane. In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice there are a plethora of relationships that show how the institution of marriage can be complicated yet critical when dealing with money and love. We are influenced throughout the novel to agree with her attitude towards her contempt for society.
She emphasizes that marriages can only be successful if they are founded on mutual love. Elizabeth and Darcy 's relationship is really different from all the others in the novel. Elizabeth does not care about him being super rich and he does not find her the most beautiful. At the beginning, he thinks she is “tolerable”. They do not like each other at the beginning, they argue a lot and are really sassy towards each other.
Viewers can’t help but think that the younger individual must be with the older man for the money. Such stories subliminally scream the message that if a person of romantic interest posesses a desirable amount of money, a straight way to happiness is to be with that person. Although a person with a lot of money might render financial security and stability, it won’t, however, possibly mask a lover’s terrible personality. Daisy, while being married to “…one of the most powerful ends…” ( Fitzgerald 6), carries within her, “…and expression of unthoughtful sadness.” (13) Even though Daisy has possibly everything she could ever want, she is still unsatisfied with life and is searching for something better. “[Her and Tom] had spent a year in France for no particular reason... ... ... middle of paper ... ...th of the matter is, though, that people become slaves to money and all it entails.
‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’ It highlights the importance of marriage within the world of the novel. The sentence suggests that the sole purpose for marriage was to increase the characters social and financial ranking. The quote mentions nothing of love yet it provokes the feeling tint he minds of the readers that the purpose of marriage was to merely create security. We see that Mrs Bennet has a consuming passion to find suitable marriage partners for her daughters. In her opinion the wealthier a young man the more an attractive proposition he becomes.
The words 'truth' and 'must' indicate an ironic voice and already, from this first sentence, we can ultimately tell the kind of society the characters live in and what their concerns about life, marriage and wealth are. The view put forward is what other people in her society believe and she... ... middle of paper ... ...ot marry for money, but for love. The opinion formed of the Gardiners is totally opposite to those formed of Wickham and Lydia. The connection between Bingley and Jane is the first that is spoken of as a possibility of a marriage, but it nearly doesn't happen because Jane doesn't show her feelings as picked up by Charlotte Lucas. The marriage between Bingley and Jane succeeds because they both share similar interests and intellect.