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HomeARETEvol. 4 no. 1 (2016)

Marriage as a Vehicle for Social Mobility in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Shiela Dura | Fe Monique Musni-tagaytay

Discipline: Literature, English, Communication Arts



Marriage is a universally, socially or ritually recognized institution of the union of man and woman. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the way by which the dynamics of marriage is portrayed in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This research is a literary criticism of the work of Jane Austen entitled Pride & Prejudice. The research found that money and financial security are primary considerations in choosing a lifetime partner. This could be attributed to the fact that women in 18th century had no right to property and were at the mercy of their husband for security. Marrying for love was not enough at those times until now, we need to consider the money in order for us not to suffer from poverty because at this times, poverty was arousing in everywhere.