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Essay | Marriage in Dickens and Austen

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Marriage in Dickens and Austen

Summary: Analyzes two passages from Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. Explains how each author approaches female characters and marriage.
The two passages, the first by Jane Austen and the second by Charles Dickens, show opposing meanings and intentions of marriage. One believes marriage is what is expected of someone in society while the other values the emotional connection of marriage. Austen and Dickens have different assumptions about the woman they are writing to and thus convey different attitudes towards marriage.

The two passages seem to have different assumptions about marriage and women's emotions, which lead to opposing arguments about why the man should get married. In the first, Austen never mentions a women's perspective on marriage or what she would value or look for in choosing a husband. The narrator seems to think that women don't consider much in marriage. This leads to Austen's arguments that a man should get married because it is expected of him and because he assumes it would make...

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