Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice

Views of marriage and social class in the society of 19th century England were very different from views in modern American society. In 19th century England, there were two main concerns about marriage, to marry for wealth (money) and social class (stability). Jane Austin shows that marriage was not an act of love for most people in that day and age but and act of survival, high ranking, and a place in society. The values of people in 19th century England were mostly the same. Women married for wealth and stability and men married for comfort and companionship. However, like everywhere, there were exceptions. Not all women and men married for those reasons. There were others who did not share in the same opinions and values as the rest of 19th century England.
Mrs. Bennet, wife and mother of 5 daughters, had a very simple view on the subject of marriage. She wanted to marry off her daughters to the most richest and most prominent men. She is not a very bright woman; in fact she is too simple in her opinions and thoughts especially her way of reasoning. She is an annoying woman who does not have enough

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