Marriage in Jane Austin’s World-(part 2)

Marriage in Jane Austin’s World-(part 2)

October 22, 2010 by Beardmaster  
Published in Marriage

The rigid class system of Jane Austen’s world obligated women to marry if they wished to improve their status in life. Yet the experiences of women such as Harriet Smith in Emma, Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and Mrs. Smith in Persuasion, showed that the marriage and the prospect of marriage had its down sides as well. Who or what is really to blame in Mrs. Bennet’s and Mrs. Smith’s marriage?

Marriage in Jane Austin’s World-(part 1)

Marriage in Jane Austin’s World-(part 1)

October 22, 2010 by Beardmaster  
Published in Marriage

The rigid class system of Jane Austen’s world obligated women to marry if they wished to improve their status in life. Yet the experiences of women such as Harriet Smith in Emma, Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and Mrs. Smith in Persuasion, showed that the marriage and the prospect of marriage had its down sides as well. Who or what is really to blame in Mrs. Bennet’s and Mrs. Smith’s marriage?