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Love and Marriage in Pride and Prejudice Society today puts a significant value on marriage and making sure that love is the reason for that marriage Jane Austen describes marriage as more for convenience rather than compatibility Marriages are considered based on economic and social backgrounds With great irony and wit Austen shows how the tenderest human feelings interact with and are influenced by financial considerations Marriage is seen as a type of financial security Why need love when there is money to make all the worries to go away In Jane Austens society marriage is the status that all women strive to achieve Many marriages in the novel show that the heart does not always dictate marriage meaning the marriages in the novel are based on money and not love Throughout Jane Austens novel Pride and Prejudice the conflict between reason and emotion is conveyed through the marriage of several different characters In the marriage of Mr and Mrs Bennet it is quite clear that the two have never experienced much love and is done mostly for financial benefit Similarly the marriage of Charlotte Lucas and Mr Collins is done out convenience and security of money However the marriage of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy is an example where there is a strong bond of love It is through the unity of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth that Austen conveys the perfect example of marriage The marriage of Mr and Mrs Bennet shows how the lack of love in a marriage can have negative consequences Their marriage was strictly based on wealth looks and poor judgements Their marriage is extremely dull since they cannot even communicate with one another Their marriage lacks both affection and passion The only motivation for Mrs Bennet in marrying Mr Bennet was the fact that he would be able to financially support her One of the reasons why Mr Bennet married Mrs Bennet was because of her beauty Elizabeth
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