Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice

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Why is it that people set such high standards when it comes to falling in love? Throughout the history of mankind, world culture has made love out to be mysterious, complex, difficult, and undefinable. Finding the right soul mate is simple when there are mutual feelings involved; it is difficult to have a compatible relationship when one person expects something out of the other. Problems may transpire in a relationship when one concerns over things like: where the other stands in society and their financial stability. In the novel Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen states that the desire for better social connections interferes with the workings of love through the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth to criticize the social class…show more content…
This source about Pride and Prejudice, demonstrates the struggle of women during the time period of the story; the struggle they have finding a husband with all around, good values. Throughout this time period, depending on where a woman 's family stood in society, it was very important and sometimes difficult to find the right man. In Pride and Prejudice, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have five daughters to marry off, and the only standard they seem to have for any of them is to marry above their circumstances. The novel depicts a social world highly stratified and laden with class struggle and pretension. The theme of class is related to reputation, in that both reflect the strictly regimented nature of life for the "middle" and "upper classes" in Regency England. In this novel, the lines of class are strictly drawn. While the Bennett 's, who are "middle class", may socialize with the "upper class" Bingley 's and Darcy 's, they are clearly their social inferiors and are treated as such. Eventually Darcy began showing signs of interest in Elizabeth Bennett after the several times of running into each other. This was beneficial for the Bennett family and their economic situation. This quote depicts the social class change Elizabeth went through by marrying Darcy, "Elizabeth, the daughter of an aristocratic gentleman and middle class woman, rises by marriage into one of the wealthiest aristocratic families in England" ( ). Most
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