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Explore the variety of attitudes towards love and marriage in regards to chapters one, nineteen, thirty-four and fifty-eight in 'Pride and Prejudice'.

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  • Submitted: 24/03/2005
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GCSE Jane Austen

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Pride and Prejudice

Introduction

Jane Austen was born in 1755. She was the seventh of eight children. The family was well educated and affectionate. Her father was a clergyman and they lived at the rectory in the parish of Steventon in Hampshire. She wrote several novels one of which was 'Pride and Prejudice'. It is full of romance, drama and humour. The novel was set in pre 1914 in a society were women had no vote, were unable to voice their opinion and had no income of their own so they had to rely on their husbands.

'Pride and Prejudice' stands upon the affirmations of love and marriage. Jane Austin believed that the perfect relationship existed between two people who respected and loved each other. She illustrates the idea of a perfect relationship and also demonstrates how some relationships are not ideal.

I am going to explore the variety of attitudes towards love and marriage in regards to chapters one, nineteen, thirty-four and fifty-eight.

Chapter One

The opening sentence immediately links money and marriage without referring to love.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in

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