Discuss three of the different reasons for marriage shown in

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Pride and Prejudice.

Discuss three of the different reasons for marriage shown in “Pride and Prejudice “ and consider what Jane Austin may have been trying to say about marriage in her society.

Marriage was a central theme in Jane Austen’s book “Pride and Prejudice” as in her time marriage was done when the women were quite young. Jane Austen uses this book to express her emotion that women didn’t have much of a say in many things and they weren’t allowed to work and shouldn’t learn. Jane Austin’s book shows us three main reasons to get married the first is that people should get married for money, another reason to get married is for passion, and the final reason to get married is to marry out of love.

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        A financial marriage was a great prospect for Charlotte as she had an unknown amount of brothers and sisters and if her father died and she wasn’t married she would have to borrow money from her brothers, she also knew it was a good marriage with Mr Collins as he was to come into a lot of money very soon as the story say that:

“Mr Collin’s present circumstance made it a most eligible match for their daughter, to whom they could give little fortune; and his prospects of future wealthy were exceedingly fair”.  

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