Lady Catherine's Metaphor Of Marriage

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Finding a partner for marriage during the Regency era was through courtships, and courtship were more based on the money and same social classes. Do not considered as marrying below themselves. When Lady Catherine heard about her nephew Darcy fall in love with Elizabeth which she was in the lower social class as him, she told Elizabeth, “My daughter and my nephew are formed for each other. They are descended on the maternal side, from the same noble line;”. Lady Catherine’s metaphor demonstrated that she thinks Elizabeth is too poor to marry Mr Darcy. And her daughter, which in the same class with Mr Darcy, have the right to marry him. Through this business of marriage, Lady Catherine and her family will become richer and have a step higher
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