Essay on A Marriage Without Love Is Hollow

852 Words Dec 16th, 2014 4 Pages
A marriage without love is hollow. Love is the factor that strengthens a couple 's bond and makes it whole. When you marry someone for reasons other than love, you two can not truly be one in body and soul. Love is the chain that connects you to your partner 's emotions, desires, fears, and character. Other factors such as stability and happiness, creates balance and a sense of comfort. A marriage should not be based on money or status because a successful marriage should be based on love, stability, and happiness, because it creates a position of solidity.
The primary motive for getting married should be for love. For example, Jane says, “Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection” (Austen 418). In this quote, Jane is expressing that people (in this case, her sister) should only get married if they are in love. In reference to the quote, Jane’s words can also be considered as a warning, foretelling disastrous consequences of marrying someone when love is absent. Additionally, Elizabeth boldly says, “In marrying your nephew, I should not consider myself quitting that sphere. He is a gentleman; I am a gentleman’s daughter; so far we are equal” (Austen 399). According to this quote, Elizabeth believes that Mr. Darcy will not allow what she lacks in wealth to interfere with the love he has for her. She feels that since Mr. Darcy is actually in love with her, they will still get married in spite of Lady Catherine’s malevolent wishes. In conclusion, in a…

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