Comparing Infatuation In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” I know in some ways this sounds corny, but this is true in Pride and Prejudice; Jane Austen’s legendary literary work. Austen began to write while she was in her teens and only her family knew of her authorship of her novels during her life. During her time, women didn’t have much ways for self-improvement, and the only way to obtain this was to marry young men with lots of money. Lots of women didn’t marry for happiness and many felt miserable later when they didn’t like their companion. The main character, Elizabeth Bennet, goes against this in the book and doesn’t fall into marital tragedy. She finds an unlikely companion in Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, a haughty landowner who earns ten thousand pounds per year! In the story, they happily find love together and Darcy …show more content…
In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen introduces us to exactly four other types. Of course, Elizabeth and Darcy are the main story, but there is other marriages that happened throughout the story. Austen uses these variations to engage characters and define their futures. To begin, The two older Bennets have a love of simple infatuation is one without intimacy or commitment, and lies with just pure passion till it just runs out. Mr. Bennet supposedly married his wife because of her ample beauty, however, she uncovered herself as unintelligent and a little crazy. Secondly, Charlotte and Mr. Collins have a relationship just on Charlotte basically needs the money that Mr. Collins has and not for her own happiness. She just wants to get out of her parent’s house, she is past 25 (which is prefered as old during these times), and not pretty nor particularly rich. So, she just hooks up with the putrid Mr. Collins, knowing this could be her last chance on being the mistress of her own

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