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In Pride & Prejudice there are many relationships, some good, some bad, some for love, and some for lust. Jane Austen displays many different reasons for relationships, but she also interprets her idea of what a perfect marriage should be

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Introduction

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" is the most remembered quote in the book, it tells the main thing that happens in the book. In Pride & Prejudice there are many relationships, some good, some bad, some for love, and some for lust. Jane Austen displays many different reasons for relationships, but she also interprets her idea of what a perfect marriage should be. Most of the relationships follow the social class. All of the relationships had many different strengths and weaknesses. There were 5 marriages in pride and prejudice. In pride and Prejudice Jane Austen's Ideal marriage was Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley. Jane Bennet is the eldest and most beautiful Bennet sister. Jane is more reserved and gentler than Elizabeth. Mr. Bingley is a friendly, well-intentioned gentleman, whose easygoing life contrasts with Darcy's initially rude behaviour. He is uncaring about social class differences.They were love at first sight. ...read more.

Middle

At the second ball Darcy realises that he likes Liz. He then asks her to dance and she then refuses. This then makes Darcy like her even more because he now thinks that she only likes rich men, but what he doesn't realise is that she is prejudice. She first realizes what a nice and considerate person he is when he pays off Mr. Wickham to marry Lydia Bennet after Lydia and Wickham ran off together. If the didn't get married by the time they return to longbourn it would have ruined the family name. Darcy asked Liz to marry him but made the proposal so long winded and rude she said yes. This was before she found out about Darcy paying off Wickham. At the same time when Bingley proposed to Jane, Darcy Proposed to Liz and she said Yes. They then had a double wedding with Jane and Bingley. There marriage was for love. The one relationship that almost ruined the family's reputation was Lydia and Wickham. ...read more.

Conclusion

She is more interested in having a comfortable home and money. They had only properly known each other for only one day before Collins proposed and she said yes. She even thinks he's arrogant and boring but she still said yes. They got married in lust. In my opinion the relationship between Jane and Bingley was the overall best. They loved each other from the start. Liz and Dacey had a good relationship towards the end, but over all they had a fairly good relationship. They had problems to begin with but they saw past that and later got married. The overall worst relationship was between Charlotte and Collins. They had now relationship, nothing in common but yet they still got married. Second worse was Wickham's and Lydia's they thought they had something in common but they ran off together and eloped. Wickham only wanted Lydia for her looks, money and sex. There were many different types of relationships in pride and prejudice. There were many different strengths and weaknesses. ?? ?? ?? ?? Pride & Prejudice 29/12/2005 English - 1 - Samuel Newman English 10AWI ...read more.

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