Pride and Prejudice

Why does Charlotte marry Mr. Collins? What quotes indicate why?

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In chapter 22 Charlotte tells Elizabeth that she's accepted Mr. Collins' proposal.

“I am not romantic, you know; I never was. I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins’s character, connexions, and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair as most people can boast on entering the marriage state.”