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Quotations  about marriage from "Pride and Prejudice"

Page history last edited by Nurdan Yıldırım 14 years, 10 months ago

1. If I can but see one of my daughters happily settled at Netherfield….and all the others equally well married, I shall have nothing to wish for.” (Mrs Bennet, I, 3)

 

---Marriage is the main purpose of Pride and Prejudice,so Jane Austen shows us a model of mother that behaves irregularly at public because she thinks about what people will say to her  if  her daughters don't marry,so Mrs. Bennet always thinks about the ways of marriage of her daughters.She always forces them to marry.

 

2. “My child, let me not have the grief of seeing you unable to respect your partner in life.” (Mr Bennet to Elizabeth, III, 17)

 

---Although Mr. Bennet isn't an ineffective character in the family,he wants her daughters' happiness;he doesn't force her daughters to marry in contrast to Mrs. Bennet;he wants it to come  naturally.

 

 3.“Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her objective; it was the only honourable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want.” (On Charlotte Lucas after she accepts Mr Collins’ proposal of marriage, I, 22)

 

---Charlotte’s only choice in life is poverty or marriage, and she chooses marriage.She doesn't have much money,she isn't beautiful and she is 27,so she decides to marry Mr.Collins although she doesn't love him.She thinks logically about marriage.

***In that time,people usually didn't marry for love,but they married for money ,or they married because of their families' honour or social pressure,but in these times,love is almost the most  important factor in marriage.

 

 

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