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In Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen presents a number of relationships

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In Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen presents a number of relationships in early 19th century England

Pride and Prejudice essay

“How does Jane Austen present the pleasures and problems of love and relationships in early 19th century England in Pride and Prejudice”

In Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen presents a number of relationships in early 19th century England. One of the main relationships is between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Bennet who are a part of a well off country family who own
Longbourn estate and Mr Darcy is a very rich landowner. Another main relationship is between Jane, Elizabeth’s sister, and the most attractive Bennet and Mr Bingley a wealthy agreeable man and Mr
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Wickham and Lydia have a difficult relationship because Wickham is a con man paid to marry her by darcy so Elizabeth’s family can keep her family reputation in order where as Lydia is young and foolish that believes her in love with any man who passes the time of day with her.
Mr Wickham has been after a fortune by marring a rich girl he had already tried to elope with Darcy’s sister Georgina that was stopped by Darcy. Wickham was friendly with Elizabeth until a wealthy heiress turned up .He tried to marry her but failed. He eloped with Lydia almost by mistake as her has no money and he had no intention of marrying her until Darcy pays him to marry her so they end up married and travelling to Newcastle.

Collins and charlotte lucus is a convenient marriage that suits them both but it is not based on love. Mr Collins starts with trying to marry Elizabeth but “she will have none of him” he takes this as being rejected but the family and since his patroness wants him to marry he marries the next girl he bumps into, Charlotte Lucas. Charlotte is not romantic and just wanted to get married “ I am not romantic you know I never was I ask only a comfortable home and considering Mr Collins’ character, connections and situation in life I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair as most people can boast on entering the marriage state”. These

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