Throughout considered important, it could be described
Throughout the book Pride and Prejudice (Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Macmillan, 1962.), focuses on the mother of the five Bennet girls, is only worried about finding a husband for each one of her daughters, and describes marriage and love in this era. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” through several different marriages, this book shows the difference between marriage in the 18th century, compared to today. While love today is considered important, it could be described as a kind of deal, and not so much about falling in love.
An example that supports my opinion on the theme of this book is when Caroline Bingley explains her idea of an accomplished woman. “A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages…” (chapter 8, page 27). Men were not just focused on woman being able to perfect these skills, but also have beauty, they did not search for someone to love, but rather someone who would be presentable. Marriage was decided by whether or not a woman would have the charm and skill to get a man who they could depend on.