Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen Essay

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Pride and Prejudice Analyst Paper
During the 18th-19th centuries, women were not allowed to work or live life on their own. Independence was very hard to obtain for women due to the fact that they had to rely on their husbands and their income since men were the ones allowed in the work force. In the book pride and prejudice by Jane Austen, it is clearly shown that women would have to get married in order to have social and financial stability. Elizabeth Bennet, who Austen uses in the book as an outcast, is the woman who, instead of seeing marriage as a business proposal, she sees it as something that should be done because of love. Elizabeth friend Charlotte Lucas is different who sees marriage as a necessity and sees beyond love. Jane Austen shows the struggles women faced when confronted with the choice between getting married to secure their financial status or because of love through Elizabeth. Richard Simpson also agrees with this statement by saying “In similar manner Miss Austen believed in the ultimate possible happiness of every marriage. Thus the great coil Miss Austen makes to bring the right people together is really much ado about nothing” (Richard Simpson 209).
When Charlotte speaks about marriage, her only concern is being poor. “I am not romantic you know, I never was. I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins’s character, connections, and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair as most people can…

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