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...egency Era. Due to her increasing age and very plain appearance, with her acceptance of Mr. Collins, she ensures herself a secure future, she would no longer have to worry about her unromantic nature being seen as undesirable, and her family and economic situation will be maintained by marrying into the social status of a clergyman. Not having the same benefits of an engaging personality or having a goal of marrying for love like Elizabeth, it is probable that Charlotte will not have many other men who will provide her with the security she needs. Overall, Charlotte Lucas represents the majority of women in the Regency Era who find marriage to be more of a task than a life goal; which is why she is correct in her decision to marry Mr. Collins, for she will now engage in a simple marriage that will provide her with security and happiness for the rest of her life.
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