Jane Austen 's Novel, She Embraced The Attitudes And Reasonings Behind Marriages Of The Regency Era Into Pride

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In Jane Austen’s novel, she embraced the attitudes and reasonings behind marriages of the Regency Era into Pride and Prejudice. At the time, women were expected to get married at a very young age compared to the standards of today’s society. It was unusual for any girl to be single past her twenties. Marriage reasoning at the time was much different than today’s society as well. Many women looked for suitors with money, respected family name and a title that is equal or above their own. Also, it was very unusual for women to marry out of true love, it was more to find better fortune. These reasons make it an interesting discussion when debating the common and contrasting factors of the five major engagements or marriages that are included in the book.
First, Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Bennet’s marriage is not very unique for the time. Mr. Bennet simply was attracted to Mrs. Bennet because of her beauty, not her intelligence. In the novel, Mr. Bennet is often shown in solitude reading in the home library, away from Mrs. Bennet’s constant ranting and gossip of the community. Mr. Bennet constantly teases Mrs. Bennet with sarcasm and criticizing remarks. Jane Austen shows that even though their marriage may not be the most joyful of the book, they are still respected because of their sacrifice for the entire family. Even when Mr. and Mrs. Bennet pick sides of who their favorite daughter is and who they spend the most time giving attention to, they still raise five eligible daughters…

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