I think that Elizabeth and Darcy's marriage is the ideal state between two extremes because the love of money and fear of loneliness, and the love of love only led to the couples being forced into unhappy marriages. A good middle ground like Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship (or Jane and Bingley's) leads to a happier marriage for the couples.
One main moral message presented to us is marry for love if you can, wealth and status are not entirely important. Pride and prejudice is to some extent related to the modern world. There are some cases where families are very traditional, other cases when someone like Wickham could trick his way into a females' heart, marry her and take all her money, or there are other cases when two very opposite people overcome their differences and fall in love. Love and marriage is presented in a way that somehow relates to most people. It tells us of consequences of marrying for money and the hope of finding your true love.
Marriage is a beautiful bond, where two people who love each other unconditionally, promise to love and take care of one another for the rest of their lives. Through the experiences of Lydia and Wickham, Charlotte and Collins, and Elizabeth and Darcy. Jane Austen criticizes marriages based on Infatuation, convience and money and emphasizes that marriages can only be successful if they are founded on mutal love. In the novel, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen criticizes marriages based on infatuation. Lydia is immature and foolish enough to confuse lust for love.
Basically, the motto “love at first sight” was implemented and they were into each other immediately “When Jane and Elizabeth were alone, the former, who had been cautious in her praise of Mr. Bingley before, expressed to her sister how very much she admired him” (Austen, 1970). Not only did appearence play a key part, but both characters were also attracted to each other from their counterparts manors. Jane being attracted to Bingley’s gentle manner and Bingley attracted to Jane’s tenderness manor. Based off this relationship, the whole package of appearance/emotion helped these characters be equals and find true love which was very important to Ms.
This is evident in the many different plots in Happy Endings and how if social constructs and formations are not followed the ending is never a desirable one. In plot A the couple John and Mary follow a social normative path in their relationship leading them to happiness. Their well-being and success is suggested to be as a result from their traditional marriage. Due to the fact that they “fall in love and get married”, they are guaranteed to live a happy life. Margaret Atwood uses short and simple sentences that describe the highlights of the relationship of the married two.
Some critics say that Heathcliff is a complication to the family and imperticualy Cathy because if Heathcliff was not around Cathy and Edgar would have been married with no major problems and without the complication of Cathy loving Heathcliff. But there is no evidence to prove this information is true. Another aspect of the setting that makes the novel seem like a typical love story is the way Cathy and Heathcliff grow really close then Cathy has an accident and has to stay with the Linton's and then she falls in "love" with Edgar and decides to marry him. This seems like a perfect romantic set up. The characters also make the novel seem like it is a love story because it again fits in with the way a typical love story is written.
By saying “Some by experience find these words missplaced, Marry'd at leisure, they repent in haste.” (lines 7-8) Franklin is saying that the people who waited, the more experienced people who are together awhile before they are married, are quick to regret marriage because things were better and simpler the way they were before marriage. Franklin puts forth many interesting ideas in the poem “Wedlock”, like to be absolutely sure before making life decisions, and to always try to look at any situation with the best perspective possible. The most important message Franklin portrays in the poem “Wedlock” is to enjoy their spouse because most people only get one shot, so Franklin wants them to make the best of it. Works Cited http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin http://www.poetry-archive.com/f/wedlock.html
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." This first sentence of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice brings together the lives of the characters who are in pursuit of marriage. Austen uses many examples throughout the novel to illustrate the good and bad reasons behind marriage to reveal her idea of the perfect marriage. The reader is most familiar with the unhappy marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. Mr. Bennet married his wife because of her youthful beauty and her ability to have children.
This might be due to Mrs. Bennett’s less than educated reaction to the engagement. Since she behave so ridiculous anyway, it is only natural for her speech to convey her silliness. Mrs. Bennett is Elizabeth’s final approval for the marriage. The miniature scenes between members of Elizabeth’s family and Elizabeth were well placed in chapter fifty-nine. By breaking each interaction into separate scenes, the reader was able to truly define each character and appreciate their approval to Elizabeth’s happiness.
Jane Austen's View of Marriage in Pride and Prejudice "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want if a wife" This comment is humorous and satirical, but holds an underlying truth. The fact that Jane Austen opens the novel with such a comment on marriage evidences the importance of the theme in the book. Indeed the novel is all about marriage in society. Austen lived in a time when marriage was the only way out for some women, or they would be forced to become a governess and lose their independence. The way that this opening sentence is out provides another theme, satire.