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The Formation of Three Marriages in Pride and Prejudice

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The Formation of Three Marriages in             Pride and Prejudice

1.   Utilitarian Marriages.
1.1.     The story of Collins and charlotte’s marriage;
1.2.     The marriage of no passion and little affection but successful;
1.3.     Analyze the character feature of Collins and charlotte;
1.4.     Social background behind their marriage.
2.   Moral marriage.
2.1.     The story of Bingley and Jane’s marriage.
2.2.     The marriage of genuine affection esteem shown as a real marriage but not an ideal one.
2.3.     Analyze the character feature of Bingley and Jane.
2.4.   Their marriage fit Austens’s ideal of happiness.
3.   Perfect marriage.
3.1.     The story of Elizabeth and Darcy’s marriage.
3.2.     The marriage with affection, esteem and passion, shown as a perfect, real and happy couple.
3.3.    Analyze the character of Darcy and Elizabeth;
3.4.     Social background behind their marriage and fit Austen’s ideal of happiness.  

The Formation of Three Marriages in Pride and Prejudice
Abstract: The author collected a considerable amount of information of discussing the formation of three different marriages in Austen’s Pride and prejudice. The paper recommended the three marriages are utilitarian marriage, moral marriage and perfect marriage. It was analyzed that one’s character reflects his/her marriage and attitudes towards love and social mores were reflects their marriage’s formation. The emphasis of this study lies in the third marriage (perfect marriage) that arrived at the combination of physical life and mental life. Finally the author concluded the important factors of a successful marriage is fortune, love, status and knowledge.
Keywords: marriage, love, social mores, status, fortune...


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