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    How does Jane Austen represent marriages and the marriage market in the novel Pride and Prejudice?
    i need to write about mr and mrs bennet. i need help lol. if anyone ha anything to say it will be most appreciated!!
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    she represents marriage in a realist way, reflecting the historical context. women were extremly oppressed in this patriarchal society but austin had a tendency to create strong female characters that struggled against the odds
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    The Bennets, the Collins, and the Darcys are the prime married couples in the book that show extremity of nature. Mr. Bennet married Mrs. Bennet primarily due to her said beauty, vivaciousness, and her visage of congeniality. He thoughtlessly uses his wife and daughter as sources of entertainment. However, he never gives advice or words of wisdom during their amusing troubls. His worst mistake in the novel is letting Lydia go to Brighton where she elopes with Wickham. Charlotte marries Mr. Collins out of the need to be situated well in life. “Without thinking highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honorable provision for well-educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want.” During her visit, Elizabeth notices Charlotte has many strategies for enduring Mr. Collins such as the following: she ignores him, she sometimes sends him out to the garden to get him out of the house, and she picks the ugliest room in the house for her sewing room. However, Charlotte is happy to be married; in this case, illogical marriages can be made to benefit the individuals. The Darcy marriage is the exact opposite from the Bennets or the Collins. Marriage must be compatible; Darcy and Elizabeth are both the balance between sense and sensibility. Darcy feels responsible for Lydia’s fate because he did not expose Mr. Wickham’s disgusting actions. However, Elizabeth feels the same; she believes she should have told her family about Wickham and Miss Darcy. Their feelings reveal that they take responsibility for their actions. They influence each other’s revelations to self-knowledge. After reading Mr. Darcy’s letter, Elizabeth realizes she has been prejudice and blind. These marriages prove that superficial values do not create a good, compatible relationship.
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    (Original post by Shellspeare)
    she represents marriage in a realist way, reflecting the historical context. women were extremly oppressed in this patriarchal society but austin had a tendency to create strong female characters that struggled against the odds
    Yet the novel's conclusion sees both Elizabeth and Jane happily married. Lizzie may go against society's idea of the 'ideal woman' by being independent and opinionated but her fate lends some credence to society's idea that a woman's happiness is dependent on a male. How far is she joking when she says that her love for Darcy stemmed from her first seeing Pemberly?
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    try looking at this maybe you will get some ideas http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/pride/
 
 
 
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