The Marriage Of The Late 18th And 19th Centuries Were Very Different From Todays Views On Marriage

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Marriage in the late 18th and 19th centuries were very different from todays views on marriage. During this time family relationships had ver rigid societal rules according to the British government. This time time period was basically sexist to put it simply, the women had a far greater disadvantage in that there were not allowed to work nor even inherit wealth from their own fathers. Men basically saw women as items of property, they were even told how to dress, behave and introduce themselves in a particular way. Both men and women had clear roles especially those brought up in higher class. However, not all women belonged to the upper class so getting married was sought after by young women in desperate need for financial stability. Women thought that if they did not get married soon they will end up lonely, poverty stricken old women. Although true love may not have been present in their marriage they found what they wanted which was a sense of stability and security but can you blame them during that time period? A lot has to go into a marriage to make it a life-long success which is the idea essentially if you do not want it to fail and this book gives many different aspects to marriage during this time time period, and without them, these marriage would have failed. From the beginning of the book the idea to for these young women to marry as quickly as possible arises when the Bennet’s find out that a wealthy bachelor is moving in a nearby estate, Mr. Charles

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