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Society's Moral Development through Reform in "Pride and Prejudice"

Summary: In "Pride and Prejudice," Jane Austen explores the social mores of marriage in upper-middle class 19th century England as an analogy to how society should develop itself through reform, not revolution, as it matures.
Jane Austen is seen as a social scientist. In her novels she explores, comments and at times reveals the underlying conventions of her immediate society, the upper middle class of 19th century England. In her novel `Pride and Prejudice', Austen does not only depict society and its minor flaws, but provides a hidden etiquette to achieving an ideal society without the `chaos' of revolution. Austen believed in reform, not revolution, as change protects the `best', and revolution destroys everything.

The novel Pride and Prejudice opens with this line: `It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife'. This statement is the essence of the novel, as all economic, political and social themes regarded within the novel are somehow encompassed into the one sentence.

The idea of marriage...

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