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05-16-2005, 09:03 PM
Okay, I love Jane's style I'm very enthusiastic about that... it's great. I love how she describes things. However... what she's describing... I'm not so enthusiastic about. It's all about who will mary whom. Doesn't that seem kind of artificial?

Marriage in this context is a mere mechanical contrivance, and is therefore artificial and somewhat vain. I am therefore a wee bit conflicted.

I was wondering if anyone felt this way.

05-17-2005, 12:26 PM
No I dont feel that way especially if you look at the opening line of P&P, "It is a truth universily acknolaged..."
That use of marrige was a reality for the upper classes in Austins time marrige was about money status totaaly materialistic love was for the peasents or for affires (spelling?)