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Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice set in Nineteenth century England is a novel about marriage Austens feminine writing and storyline creates a classic novel The novel Pride and Prejudice is essentially a satire of social behavior This is especially projected over the theme of marriage Austen plays on this social behavior and seems to be making a statement There is no drastic action or heroic characters However through the course of the novel Austen convincingly develops the characters Each with their own dialogue and experiences throughout the novel portray the mocking attitude for Jane Austins outlook on her society Jane Austin through her characters satirizes women in society One character she ridicules in Mrs Bennet As a mother Mrs Bennet is desperately trying to marry her daughters off She didnt care about the quality of the men her daughters were marrying but was satisfied just as long as they found a man When a clergyman Mr Collins proposes to Elizabeth Mrs Bennet is furious toward Elizabeth declination Mrs Bennet calls on her husband for support on the issue at hand She is so mad she tells Elizabeth to accept or else I will never see her again Austen 77 This clearly shows her childish immaturity Mrs Bennet cant even handle the situation she has to go and bring her husband into it too she is telling on Elizabeth as a five year old would on a sibling to their parents Another instance is when her sixteen-year-old daughter Lydia marries Wickham she is thrilled and proceeds to make plans for visiting her neighbors with her despite the fact that they had lived together for over a year without being married and that Wickham was forced into marrying her Mrs Bennets strong desire to marry off her children and her unsatisfactory attempts at matchmaking show that in her society marriage is held in high regard It is a persons personal worth and the transfer of family
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