Traditional marriages for fortune and wealth resulted in very unfruitful relationships between man and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett demonstrate this unfortunate and unloving pairing. The two of them married out of Mrs. Bennett’s search of wealth, and the marriage was arranged by their parents, although Mr. Bennett does not stem from the highest social class. Mrs. Bennett lives vicariously through her five daughters, always looking to move their family up in social standards. She does not care much for her own marriage, as she demonstrates little to no affectio...
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...her then leave. Lydia was tricked into believing she had true love, and intended to get married based on that. Mr. Wickham had no intentions of marrying for love, he just follows money. He was going to leave Lydia and move on to another, more wealthy girl.
Many of the older women and men in Regency Era England saw marriage as a source of income for their family. Mrs. Bennett, Mr. Collins, and Charlotte Lucas all agree that marriage should be that of financial security and a step up the social ladder. Mr. Bennett, Lydia, Jane, and Elizabeth all see marriage as a lifelong commitment to the person they love, and the three girls demonstrate it with the men they marry, aside from Lydia, who had good intentions of doing so. Marrying for love leads to a stronger, more fulfilling relationship as opposed to marrying for money, which shows itself to be shallow and cold.
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