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How does Jane Austen present love and marriage in " Pride and Prejudice"? Jane Austen presents love and marriage in many ways in the novel "Pride and Prejudice." In this essay I am going to discuss some of these marriages, not only from Jane Austen's portrayl of her characters but also from my own point of view. Jane Austen opens Pride and Prejudice with a statement: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must want be in want of a wife." By using this statement as her opening line she makes it very clear that she is humoured by the idea that every young an who has a large sum of money are eagerly looking for a wife. The main part of her book is based on matrimony. The statement shows clearly that she feels money and marriage are somewhat closely connected.
How does Jane Austen present the themes of love and marriage in Pride and Prejudice through Elizabeth and Darcy and Mr and Mrs Bennet? In the 19th century within English society, a woman's main aim/purpose in life was matrimony. This was even more so for young girls like the Bennet sisters. The entailment of their father's estate left them in a poor financial state, which is probably why Mrs Bennet's "business in life" was to get her five daughters married. We as the reader can tell from the opening sentence of the novel, what Jane Austen's views on marriage are. She states; "it is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." However this is an irony, almost mocking those who think in such a frame of mind, for example people like Mrs Bennet
Romantic love' is the central theme which unites all the incidents and the characters in "Pride and Prejudice." But there is nothing 'romantic' about Jane Austen's treatment of 'romantic love' in the novel. 'Romantic love' is checked and controlled by the incomes...