The Formation of Jane Austen's Marriage Concept and the Reflection in Pride and Prejudice

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THE FORMATION OF JANE AUSTEN 'S MARRIAGE CONCEPT AND THE REFLECTION IN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Nie Zuyuan December,2010 College of Technology,Xiaogan University Abstract “It is a true universally acknowledged,that a single man in possession of a good fortune,must be in want of a wife.”Almost two centuries later,the deep impression on readers left by the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice has not decreased because of their changing literary taste.As the author of Pride and Prejudice,Jane Austen was one of the famous realistic writers in English literature in the nineteenth century.Pride and Prejudice is Austen’s representative work.During the forty-two years of her short life and a merry one,Austen wrote six full-length…show more content…
But not all people can make their dream come true. Sometimes, our dream and hope just like a bubble disappear in the wind and just leave disappointment in our heart. What should we choose between love and money when we can’t choose these two things at the same time?And which style of marriage is a more perfect one? Jane Austen as a novel writer who lived more than two hundred years ago thought about these questions. Jane wrote many novels. Her novels always praised as a classical works about love and marriage, especially the novel of Pride and Prejudice. And Jane also won her highest reputation through Pride and Prejudice. The original version of the novel was written in 1796-1797 under the title “First Impressions”, and was in the form of an exchange of letters. The story of Pride and Prejudice took place in the time of the Regency in Britain. At that time, Britain was at the period of transition from the earlier stage of Capitalism to Capitalist Industrialization. In the countryside, the aristocratic family still held great power and right that country squires were likely to fawn upon them. However, as the development of Capitalism and the expand of the rank of rich people, the distinction between social strata was becoming smaller and smaller, while money was getting more and more important in people’s mind about social value. This story shows the ordinary lives, feelings of the ordinary people. They were linked up in a harmonious order under the author 's

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