Pride and Prejudice is a British novel written by Jane Austen. This book is one of the most

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Pride and Prejudice is a British novel written by Jane Austen. This book is one of the most cherished love stories in English Literature. Pride and Prejudice was written in the early 1800’s to replicate the relationships between men and women in Austen’s time. She portrayed Elizabeth, the second eldest of the Bennet daughters as fearless, independent, and more concerned about marrying for love than marrying for social status and stability. Elizabeth is able to still able to have the expectations of a woman without losing the ability to have her own opinion and strong state of mind. Austen created and highlighted one of the main characters, Elizabeth Bennet, to express the different morals she viewed, and how unalike she is from most of the…show more content…
For example, Elizabeth married for love whereas Charlotte Lucas, another character, just married for money and stability. Elizabeth believes marriage should be all about love, equality, and respect. While society tells her that marriage should be based on social status and financial status. In the bible it says: “Keep your mind on the higher things, not on the things of earth” (Bible in Basic English, Col 3:2). This is a lot like Elizabeth and Charlotte. Elizabeth is more focused on what will happen in the long run, which in this verse is Heaven. On the other hand, Charlotte is focused on how much money her husband will have. In this verse it says to make your attention towards higher things. Mr. Collins proposes to Elizabeth, and she denies the first time. Elizabeth’s mother becomes angry because without the marriage of Elizabeth and Mr. Collins, the Bennet family will not be able to keep their estate. Elizabeth denies Mr. Collins because she says that stability is no reason to be committed to someone. She proclaims, “I could never make him happy, and he could never make me happy.” (Austen, Chapter 55) She uses this quote to illustrate the fact that marriage should not be based on financial wealth and social status. Pride and Prejudice is the story of how Elizabeth, and her true love Darcy, overcame all obstacles to find romantic happiness. Most women in Jane Austen’s time period focused on marrying a man

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