Wealth Analysis Of Happiness In Marriage

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1. Quote analysis
“Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance” (Charlotte)
It is clear that Charlotte did not marry Mr. Collins out of love, and neither did Mr. Collins marry her out of love. Charlotte basically married him, because marriage in that time period (19th century) meant security. She wanted someone who provide for her, and a home to live in. He wanted a wife and she wanted a husband, so she basically did it for her own convenience. Charlotte just saw it as a change in status rather than a commitment out of love. Jane on the other hand was happily married to Mr. Bingly (the new guy in town), and so was Elizabeth to Mr. Darcy. This happiness comes out of love, and that is very clear. It is like the thing that most women wished for at that time. When Charlotte says that happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance, she is saying that the chances of happiness in a marriage are entirely dependent on the probability of love in that marriage. This statement represents a social satire, because it describes people’s morals or the way people thought about marriage, and how they saw it during that period of time.

2. Austen’s description of wealth analysis
For some people it has no meaning, for others it’s all they can think about; sometimes it helps bring about good, but it also causes great harm.
The main idea here is that wealth can brainwash people. Some people might think that wealth can buy everything. That’s why they can get so caught up in it.
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