Essay on Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice

952 Words Dec 6th, 2016 4 Pages
In Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, has much examples of the effects of marriage on female relationships. She shows marriage couples that are appropriate in readers and society 's eyes. As well as the marriages that are unacceptable. This may not fit to today’s century, but surely there is a reason why this book has been acclaimed for over 200 years.
The novel takes place during the late 1700 's, which is related to Jane 's time period. Everyday norms for women consisted of acquiring skills such as playing the piano, singing, drawing, dancing and much more. One important and even crucial event women must face was marriage. Without this they were considered old maids, which is a social humiliation, and no financial or security benefits were given. Marriage during this generation didn’t result because of love, but for financial necessity, status, protection and inheritance. Hence Jane quotes in the beginning of her novel “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” (1). Single men with great wealth most likely married on account of their great fortune. This quote also foreshadows the main plot which the novel will take place. Bringing the conclusion that Jane 's point of view goes against what society thinks of marriage.
In the beginning of her book she introduces the readers to the Bennett family. One character in particular is Mrs. Bennett, who drives the story. Mrs. Bennett “business of her life…

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