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Jane Austens novel holds values which most authors write about eventoday Pride and Prejudice addresses many aspects of the society inwhich Jane Austen lived herself Austen by way of the entire Bennetfamily and the characters connected to them throughout the novel pushesfor changes in the everyday approaches to life which the people of hertime hold Jane Austen creates her characters in a way which each playsoff of one another in order to portray her point of view of societyregarding the extent of changes which should be made Each one of theBennets plays a key role in the portrayal of the theme of changingcertain ways of society through their actions and their characteristicsAs the novel opens the reader is told of a truth universallyacknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must bein want of a wife this truth is so well fixed in the minds of thesurrounding families that he is considered as the rightful property ofsome one or other of their daughters 35 Mrs Bennet displays thisbelief with passion and forces it upon her entire family She pushes soincredibly hard for Mr Bennet to go and see the new attractive richyoung man in town so that any one of her girls may be more apt tomarrying him At first Mr Bennet stands his ground and refuses to gobut he eventually falls into the wishes of his wife She gets her waybut still does not ease off of the subject of the girls marrying onebit Mrs Bennet comes across as a character who is not mentally stable attimes especially considering her unruly desire to have her childrenmarried off so young This comes into play when Mr William Collins theheir to the Bennets small fortune wishes to marry Elizabeth BennetMrs Bennet has her mind so set on such an arrangement that shethreatens to make Elizabeth lose a parent if she decides not to marryMr Collins Following that incident Mrs Bennet continues to upholdher
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