Marriage: The Perfect Ending To Pride And Prejudice

An individual often finds himself in a conflict with the rules of
society. Occasionally, rebelling is the path to happiness. However, usually,
the real path to happiness is through compromise. This is the case in the early
nineteenth century England setting of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. In
the novel, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is a lively, independent woman, whose family's
financial situation and whose strong mindedness suggest that she may never marry.
Mr. Darcy, is a rigid and proper man, who falls in love with Elizabeth, despite
their differences. By the end of the novel, Elizabeth and Darcy learn to
compromise, and, in doing so, become truly happy. In marrying, they not ...

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of a good
fortune, must be in want of a wife" (Austen, 1) As Norman Sherry points out,
this is Austen's way of implying that 'a single man in possession of a good
fortune' is automatically destined to be the object of desire for all unmarried
women. The statement opens the subject of the romantic novel; courtship and
marriage. The sentence also introduces the issue of what the reasons for
marrying are. She implies here that many young women marry for money. The
question the reader must ask himself is, does Jane Austen think this is moral?
Sherry shows us that Austen was not particularly romantic. She reveals these
sentiments through Charlotte remarks concerning her marriage to Mr. Collins.

"I am not romantic you know. I never was. I ask only a comfortable home; and
considering Mr. Collin's character, connections, and situation in life, I am
convinced that my chance of happiness is as fair, as most people can boast on
entering the marriage state." (Austen, ...

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The right people eventually come together, for
example, Elizabeth and Darcy, the hero and heroine. The development of the
relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy is the most important proof of the
whole overall theme of compromise. This relationship took work, it did not just
occur. Elizabeth has to learn to control her prejudices. She forms her
opinions very quickly and does not change them easily. Darcy has to learn to
evaluate people on characteristics other than social rank. He is too proud of
himself, as well as his high social class, and it affects his ability to relate
to other people. Both Elizabeth and Darcy have to change a little and come to
understand each other ...

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