Pride and Prejudice2

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Views of marriage and social class in the society of 19th century England were very different from views in modern American society. In 19th century England there were two main concerns about marriage, to marry for wealth (money) and social class (stability.) Jane Austin shows that marriage was not an act of love for most people in that day and age but and act of survival, high ranking, and a place in society. The values …

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…shows that the inequalities between men and women and marriage are a financial arrangement. In the society of 19th century England women marry men for money. Since love is not involved most of the time, marriage is basically a financial arrangement between men and women. Men marry women for comfort, for companionship and for swaggering. Women marry men for wealth and for balance. Love in 19th century England was not an essential part of marriage.