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Darcy, instead of acquisitive dispositions.
Weldon in Letters highlights the harsh realities of marriage in the Regency era in that women “lived well only by their husbands favour” to avoid imminent poverty. Aunt Fay’s niece, Alice, is encouraged to anticipate a different social environment to come to the realisation of the juxtaposing that, “[marriage] is the stuff of our women’s magazines but it was the stuff of their life”, heightening the social sphere Austen employed, through the hyperbolic contrasting of time periods.
Hence, it is emphasised that during Weldon’s egalitarian society, women were not confined to observing conventions to become married and hence, they should seize opportunities available to avoid being a “dependent”. Therefore, Weldon’s exploration of marriage assists and impacts the responder’s understanding and interpretation of it and the way in which Austen expresses them in Pride compelling the responder to alternate their approach towards the value of