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    Pride And Prejudice:Why is the news of the elopement of Lydia and Wickham in Chapter 46 such an important moment and how does it affect what follows in the novel?

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    when the news arrives of Lydia?s scandalous elopement because just when Elizabeth?s feelings reach a new high point for Darcy, she is hit with the realisation that he may never want to be associated with her again: ?Never had she so honestly felt that she could have loved him, when all love must be in vain.? However, Darcy does show great concern for Elizabeth when he arrives unexpectedly during her breakdown; an ironic and dramatic moment as he?s almost like her saviour coming to rescue her.

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    How is marriage presented in the novel "Pride And Prejudice"?

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    The first marriage we encounter is that of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. Their marriage is an unsuccessful one. Although it was thought that marriage should be for money, a few marriages were based on lust. The Bennet's marriage is an example of this. Mr. Bennet was "captivated by youth and beauty" and therefore married a 'woman of mean understanding'. As the marriage progressed, 'any true affection for her was put to an end very early in the marriage." The relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet is of poor standard. Mr. Bennet is witty and resourceful in comparison to his wife, who is not.

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    Pride and Prejudice. Mr Collins proposes to both Elizabeth and Charlotte, but their reactions are very different. What does the behaviour of all three characters, during chapters 19, 20 & 22 tell us about the different attitudes to marriage in the early n

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    which shows her determination that she would not marry for money, but only for true love. Marriage today is seen upon by society as a way to be connected to your 'other half' forever due to your undying love for each other. Many people get married by choice of the heart which is similar to the way Elizabeth saw matrimony back in the 19th century. When Mr Collins proposes to Elizabeth she try's to be nice and reject him in a nice way by saying '"Accept my thanks for the compliment you are paying me.

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