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It is known that marriage is one of the leading causes of stress for people however it can bring the most happiness to peoples lives Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is about the Bennet family of seven five daughters a marriage-insistent mother and a nonchalant father The mother is always trying to find spouses for her daughters They are a united family with no worries but since the Bennet daughters are getting older their mother wishes them to get married quickly to men with good fortune When the family discovers that a handsome and wealthy Mr Bingley they all want to meet him and even possibly date him To the mothers liking there are dances where the women get a chance to meet Mr Bingley and other wealthy men The young ladies are introduced to Mr Bingley and his friend Mr Darcy and Mr Bingleys attention is almost immediately drawn to the familys second eldest daughter Jane They are introduced to each other and soon find themselves dancing all night long Although Mrs Bennet is so insistent on having her daughters married to wealthy people marrying a man of upper-class financial status was the way to be married at that time in order to avoid any financial problems In the nineteenth century it was accustom for a man to court a lady before he proposed to marry her He also had to beseech the permission of her father in order to marry her he had to ask her hand in marriage from her father The marriage usually consisted of a wealthy husband and a less-wealthy wife This tradition was intended to bring honor and wealth to the brides family In the novel Mr Bingley begins to courts Jane after he meets her at one of the dances He shows that he is interested in her by asking to dance with her first He chooses her out of the other girls He later leaves town
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