Monday, March 30, 2009

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." (pg. 24)

In this quote and others like it, often spoken by Mrs. Bennet, the time period is well shown. Austen makes a point of letting the reader know that for young girls, especially ones of a lower class than others, happiness is not the point in getting married. Getting married was simply what young women had to do in order to guarantee their own survival.

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