Love And Love In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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Love is one of the main themes in literature; it is present in the works of all time, from mythology to nowadays. Numerous philosophers’ thought together about this theme without managing to determine it’s meaning. In spite of the difficulty to give a meaning to this term, we know that love is an attachment we carry for someone. However, love takes a meaning when it is shared or lived. Which excludes for example the love of the nature or the love for shopping because there isn’t any reciprocity. This conception of shared love includes a wide range of different feelings, going of the passionate desire and romantic love, in the soft closeness without sexuality of family love or platonic love and in the spiritual worship of religious love. As …show more content…
In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, behind the love affairs of the five Bennet sisters, Jane Austen depicted the rigidity of the English society of the end of 18th century, beginning of the 19th century. She raises the problems in which are confronted the women of the gentry, social security and status. It is a very codified, very distinguished society but where the human sins, the stupidity, the greed, the envy are developed as well as somewhere else. Elisabeth, Lizzy for her family and main character refuse two weeding offers, which nevertheless would assure her material future and rank in the society because she expects from it a “true and robust happiness”.

Love can convey optimistic or pessimistic visions of happiness, but can also be translated as an engaged vision or an against moral and political order because love is often lived in a feeling of gap with the rest of the society. It is necessary to go back to the older literature, the philosophic literature to define the meaning of love otherwise than has through the society. Symposium by Plato stages several sensible characters that give their vision of love, its nature and its definition. Eros, Philia and Agape, the three words in Greeks who means love will be the main subjects. The characters are going to develop very different approaches. We shall quote only some of

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