Marriage also called matrimony or wedlock is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses that establishes rights and obligations between the spouses, between the spouses and their children, and between the spouses and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures. It takes a considerable leap of the imagination for a woman of the 21st century to realise what her life would have been like had she been born years ago. We take for granted nowadays that almost any woman can have a career if she applies herself. We take for granted that women can choose whether or not to marry. Condition of women in 19th century
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Marriage Ideas in Pride and Prejudice Marriage is supposed to be about money and a very small affection towards the person you are marrying. Marriage is a decision made by societies dictates as well. Jane Austen started her novel Pride and Prejudice this way because it clearly states that marriage is going to be a theme.
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Marriage is central for all characters in the novel: not just daughters and sons, but parents, aunts, uncles and everybody else who has some interest in the subject. Though it is of course most in the interest of the daughter herself to get married, the interests of the own family can be important for the choice of husband and wife. It is not appropriate for the daughter to choose whoever she likes for her husband, which she- if she wants a happy marriage- is not very likely to do.
While tying together two similar points of views, Yen also incorporates Austen 's themes from her novel as. The point of view in Pride and Prejudice is limited omniscient; the story is told through Elizabeth, but not in first person. As a result, the mood of the novel lacks dramatic emotions.