Question: English & Literature

explain the quote: "A younger son, you know, must be inured to self-denial and dependence."

I know that the eldest son inherits everything from his father but i don't exactly understand the quote as far as a second son's life, marriage, or anything like that.

In English & Literature | Asked by Jessy3643
Asked from the Pride and Prejudice study pack
Answers

Im guessing it would mean that the next male ( possibly son ) will inherit all the wealth or if his daughter gets married i think it goes to the husband but im not 100% sure

(guest) | 1559 days ago

Colonol Fitzwilliam is speaking from experience as he IS a younger son and will inherit nothing. He's stating that everyone would love to have their own way, but that only a very lucky few are able to live like that..like those who are rich (like elder sons). 

MHood2 | 859 days ago