Love and marriage in "Pride and Prejudice”
The Romanticism Movement in English literature is the Era of outstanding writers and their wonderful masterpieces. Among them there is one who deserves special attention, the one who contributed to development of the Romantic novel - Jane Austen. The writer is considered to be one of the greatest novelists whose "undoubted merit is her influence on later birth of the novel of manners, as she develops the Augustan patterns of novels of sensibility equipping the genre with more contemporary concerns”.
The best example of novel by Jane Austen in which she explores the contrast in the large context of behavior closely associated with the social and economic framework is Pride and Prejudice. Besides many themes that are described in the book like: family and upbringing, education, snobbery of so-called nobles etc. love and marriage is especially worth mentioning.
The importance of marriage in the lives of main characters: Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters may be difficult for modern readers to understand. Young women today have a variety of options open to them regarding their future-they can marry, of course, but they can also go to college, follow any career path that may interest them, and live on their own, independent of relatives or chaperones. Young women of Austen's day did not have these advantages. In general the book perfectly portraits the struggles of finding the inevitable husband and of a society that believes in male superiority. Love and marriage in Romantic Time, when matrimony to a gentleman of wealth was the goal of most women lives, ladies' point of view changed very rapidly; it jumps from admiration to love and from love to matrimony.
Thus, in 19th century in England people had a tendency to marry because of financial benefits. A person sought a partner based on the dowry receivable and their allowance. This process functioned in both ways: beautiful lady was able to...