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Many people simply regard Pride and Prejudice as a love story, but in my opinion, this book is an illustration of the society at that time. She perfectly reflected the relation between money and marriage at her time and gave the people in her works vivid characters.
The characters have their own personalities. Mrs. Bennet is a woman who makes great efforts to marry off her daughters. Mr. Bingley is a friendly young man, but his friend, Mr. Darcy, is a very proud man who seems to always feel superior. Even the five daughters in Bennet family are very different. Jane is simple, innocent and never speaks evil of others. Elizabeth is a clever girl who always has her own opinion. Mary likes reading classic books. (Actually she is a pedant.) Kitty doesn’t have her own opinion but likes to follow her sister, Lydia. Lydia is a girl who follows exotic things, handsome man, and is
somehow a little profligate. When I read the book, I can always find the same personalities in the society now. That is why I think this book is indeed the representative of the society in Britain in the 18th century.
The family of gentleman in the countryside is Jane Austen’s favourite topic. But this little topic can reflect big problems. It concludes the stratum situation and economic relationships in Britain in her century. You can find these from the very beginning of this book.
The first sentence in this book is impressive. It reads: “It is a truth well known to all the world that an unmarried man in possession of a large fortune must be in need of a wife”. The undertone is very clear: the foundation of the marriage at that time is not emotion but possession.
People always think that Austen was an expert at telling love stories. In fact, the marriage in her book is not the result of love, but the result of economic needs. After reading this book, I know the truth is that a poor woman must be in need of a husband, a wealthy man.
I couldn’t forget how eager Mrs. Bennet wants to marry off her daughters. If you want to know why she is so crazy about these things, I must mention the situation in Britain at that time. Only the eldest son had the privilege of inheriting his father’s possessions. Younger sons and daughters who are used to luxurious lives have no choice but marry a man or woman in possession of a large fortune to continue their comfortable lives. Thus, we can see that getting married is a way to become wealthier, particularly for women without many possessions. Jane Austen told us that money and possession determined everything, including marriage and love in her century.
In “Pride and Prejudice”, the sister of Mr. Bingley strongly opposed his plan of marrying Jane because the Bennets don’t have many possessions and their social positions are much lower than them. From this, we can see there are a lot of obstacles for a not very rich woman to marry a wealthy husband. The society, the relatives would not allow them to get married.
In modern society, although the marriages of economic needs have decreased rapidly, the concept of “money determines everything” is still rooted in some people’s mind. A lot of parents try hard to interfere their children’s marriages. Education background, possessions, jobs remains the main reason that may influence one’s marriage. Marry for money is still a big problem in our society. We can’t help thinking: can money determine everything?
Austen left this problem for us to think. The genius of Jane Austen lies in this perfect simplicity, the simplicity that reflects big problems. Although Austen was only 21 when she wrote “Pride and Prejudice”, her sharp observation of social lives makes the style of this book surprisingly mature and lively. The plots in her works are always very natural. The development of the plot is as inevitable as a problem in mathematics. I think the depth of Pride and Prejudice is the reason that makes this book prominent and classic. Today, her book still can be the guide telling us the economic relationships both at her time and in modern time.
About the story:
Jane Austen is this novel’s writer who is a famous writer in the world,and she is famoused with her a series of novel.s.
Mrs.Bennet had five daughters,and marrying all her daughters was her biggest wish .In a genteel ball, Mr. Bingley , a friendly young man,also the host,fell in love with Jane at first sight.Jane was Mrs.Bennet 's first daughter who was simple,pure and never speaks evil of others. Darcy ,who was Bingley 's good friend ,a very proud man who seemed to always feel superior, was fond of Jane’s sister,Elizabeth. But his arrogance behavior and the smear from Wickham led Elizabeth to misunderstand and was biassed against Darcy .
Darcy couldn't restrain himself from loving Elizabeth ,so he proposed to her.But his attitude was still so arrogant ,Elizabeth declined firmly.This hit made Darcy noticed the consequence from proud and conceited for the first time. Leaving a long letter to explain the things around him and Elizabeth, he left her painfully. She felt regret after reading it . Not only feel guilty for misunderstanding of Darcy , but also ashamed for the behavior of her mother.
Elizabeth gradually changed her views of Darcy. When Darcy met her in his own manor again, his sincere attitude and dignified behavior made her considerably surprised.Finally ,they walked out of the frog which was pride and prejudice .It could be called a happy ending.
There are seven different marriages presented in the novel. Excluding the Gardiner and the Lucas, the remaining five marriages contrasts each other to reveal Jane’s opinions and thoughts on the subject of marriage.
The marriage between Darcy and Elizabeth reveals the characteristics which constitutes a successful marriage. One of these characteristics is that the feeling cannot be brought on by appearances, and must gradually develop between the two people as they get to know one another. In the beginning, Elizabeth and Darcy were distant from each other because of their prejudice. The series of events which they both experienced gave them the opportunity to understand one another and the time to reconcile their feelings for each other. Thus, their mutual understanding is the foundation of their relationship and will lead them to a peaceful and lasting marriage. This relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy reveals the importance of getting to know one’s partner before marrying. The marriage between Jane Bennet and Bingley is also an example of successful marriage. Jane Austen, through Elizabeth, expresses her opinion of this in the novel.
The last example of a marriage is a of a different nature than the ones mentioned above. The marriage between Mr. Collins and Charlotte is based on economics rather than on love or appearance. It was a common practice during Austen’s time for
women to marry a husband to save herself from spinsterhood or to gain financial security. However, Jane Austen viewed this as a type of prostitution and disapproved of it. In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen dramatizes this form of women inequality and show that women who submits themselves to this type of marriage will have to suffer in tormenting silence as Charlotte does.
In Pride and Prejudice, Jane has denounced the elements of marriage and society that she found distasteful. These are the conclusions of her observation of the people in her world. However in her writing, Jane has also reflected her own enjoyment in life among these people with and without their faults.
About my opinions:
Believe it or not,I have readed this story no less times no matter book movie. I readed it again and again,and the more time I read the story is more than a love story I found.
I like this story for the outsdanding characteristic of the characters.
A good book not only can bring you exciting,but also give you some further thingking.From the Pride and Prejudice,I lean a lot.First,it’s stupid to judge a person by the first impression and always have prejudice on the person who you don’t like.In a word,we can’t judge a person without any further reconigse or by other people’s words.Just like Elizabeth,under Wickham’s evil speaking she judge Darcy wad a pround and hatest man and began to have prejudice on him,and kept misunderstanding him.As a reselt,she was failed to see the merists of darcy.Other example,Mr.Binely persuadeed himself run away from falling in love with june for having heard Darcy’s word that June didn’t like him,at least no more deeper than him.This hurted two loved heart.They even almost missed each other. By the way,we can learn that pride sometimes will make you far away from others.You can’t deny that the country people didn’t like Darcy very much no matter how rich he.For,he always feels superior to the country people.And,because Darcy’s pround,he offended the girl he love.
Then, After reading this book, I couldn’t forget how eager Mrs.Bennet wants to marry off her daughters. Why is she so crazy about that?I know it’s because of money. money is very important for our lives. Money is required for food, shelter,and clothing, so many things in our life need money. With money, you can make your life more comfortable . You will be able to buy a big house with servants.But, Can money determine everything?How could a marriage maintain without love bue just for money?From the marriage between Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins, we found that their marriage totally depended on the position, money, and the background, not the love. Most women choose the men who can satisfy their material comforts to be their husbands at that time, just like Charlotte Lucas. She married Mr. Collins although she shared no common interests with him. She didn’t love him while she married him indeed. She persuaded herself to tolerate her husband’s strange and foolish behavior, and her only comfort
was her big new house and rich material life. While in my eye, it’s really unfortunate to rest hope on the material comforts for her rest life. Although sometimes it’s necessary to consider the property, position, and background in the marriage, it’s stupit to marry just for the money. Charlotte Lucas married for the possession not love, and on the other hand, Mr. Collins married her because he needed a wife, not for love, either. Their marriage seemed to be necessary but not happy. But how to maintain the marriage without love? Fortunately,I don’t know more them in the end of the book.
About other readers’opinions;
1: After reading this book,so many opinions accured to me. It’s really a good book to make me think much. Only can I remember is—-money and marriage. 2: he most popular among the Austen's volumes is Pride and Prejudice that takes the theme of love and marriage in a mildly humorous way of expression. As a female writer, she shows different attitudes toward marriage by depicting several young women of different descent, economic position and horizon of knowledge. A simple theme introduces a great deal of what is about life. The whole book teems with authoress' wit and insight.And this inclination and
intention cannot escape from the reach of her living circle and reveal some of her points about worldly life.
3:Love perhas is deveople by misundersdanding which make lovers know more each other and fall in love with each other.Maybe we need forgivention sprit.
4:As a lady ,I think ,we should take a more objective view to sentiment. Reputation is the most important thing in a girl’s life whenever and
wherever,just as Elisabth.
Elizabeth is such an independent woman. She is confident, knowledgeable, and has self-esteem. She was born in a poor family and her mother wants her and her sisters to marry rich men thus to make their family rich. Since they are poor, there’s no condition for the girls to learn dancing, drawing or playing the piano. Despite all of this, Elizabeth loves reading, which makes her special.
I think this has much to do with the writer Jane Austen is also a woman who loves reading and writing, though women writers are underestimated and have low social status in her time, she still insist on her interest and keep on writing. She is unfortunate because she can’t marry the man she loves and stay single for her whole life, but we are fortunate as she leaves us so many great books which benefit us so much.
Women who have their own opinion, confidence and future plans should be respected, such kind of women set examples for all women.
Elizabeth is a represent for Jane Austen.
She is brave, she cares about her sisters. When her sister Jane is sick and stays in Mr. Bingley’s home, she goes to see her regardless of the bad weather and mudded road. Eventually she arrives exhaustingly. Her dress is dirty and her hair is cluttered, but her courage and perseverance win Mr.Darcy’s heart.
She is brave, she fights for her dignity. I like the conversation between she and Darcy.
Darcy: Miss Bingley has given me credit for more than can be. The wisest and the best of men, the wisest and best of their actions, maybe rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke.
Elizabeth: Certainly, there are such people, but I hope I am not one of them. I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies so divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can—but these, I suppose, are precisely what you are without.
She is brave, she fights for her love and happiness. When Mr.Collins proposes to her, although her mother wants them to marry, she refuses, because she knows he is not the man who is suitable for her, and she doesn’t love him, she doesn’t want her happiness demolished by a man she doesn’t love.
I love this novel, and I admire the author and the characters in it. I love their courage and I respect their independence.