Pride and Prejudice Essay | How Material Wealth and Social Class Affect Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

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How Material Wealth and Social Class Affect Marriage in Pride and Prejudice

Summary: Describes and analyzes how material wealth and social class affected marriage in the novel `Pride and Prejudice', by Jane Austen.
The idea of how much marital decisions are affected by material wealth is instilled in a reader's mind during the first line, "it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune, must be in want of a wife." This sentence displays the view of many in Jane Austen's time, about how when looking for a marital partner money was an important, and sometimes necessary factor to consider. Therefore, establishing the insignificance of personal choice and emotional suitability when searching for a partner. In addition, this statement refers only to men "in possession of a large fortune," and this implies, that they are the only ones who should expect, or "be in want" of a `decent' wife. However, throughout the novel this belief is constantly ridiculed, and eventually discarded by Austen, on...

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