The Formation of Jane Austen's Marriage Concept and the Reflection in Pride and Prejudice

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THE FORMATION OF JANE AUSTEN'S MARRIAGE CONCEPT AND THE REFLECTION IN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

by
Nie Zuyuan

December,2010
College of Technology,Xiaogan University

Abstract
“It is a true universally acknowledged,that a single man in possession of a good fortune,must be in want of a wife.”Almost two centuries later,the deep impression on readers left by the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice has not decreased because of their changing literary taste.As the author of Pride and Prejudice,Jane Austen was one of the famous realistic writers in English literature in the nineteenth century.Pride and Prejudice is Austen’s representative work.During the forty-two years of her short life and a merry one,Austen wrote six full-length works:Pride and Prejudice,Sense and Sensibility,Northanger Abbey,Mansfield Park,Emma and Persuasion.There were no earthshaking events,no dreadful disasters,no sharp contradictions and no romantic legends in Authen’s novels.Time and space were small in her novels.She wrote how a marriageable woman could find a satisfactory husband.She described many kinds of love and marriage of different women.She expressed her own original views of marriage in her works.In Pride and Prejudice Austen wrote four marriage types:ideal Elizabeth and Darcy,realizable Charlotte and Collins,felicitous Jane and Bingley,unhappy Lydia and Wickham.She pointed out emphatically economic consideration is the bonds of wedlock and love.She said marriage is not determined by property and family status;it is unwise to marry without money,but it is wrong to marry for money;the marriage settled by love is happy and ideal. The thesis makes an analysis of four marriages in pride and prejudice and discusses the deep outlook for their love and marriage in the light of social back ground ,and through analyzing the factors which influence Jane Austin’s view of marriage and how it is embodied in Pride and Prejudice, people can have a clear understanding of Jane’s view of marriage. In addition, it also tells people what is the most important and how we should choose in marriage.Her exposure is of great realistic significance to the society today. Key Words: Pride and Prejudice;love;marriage

简·奥斯汀婚姻观的构成和其在《傲慢与偏见》中的反映 摘要
“凡是有财产的单身汉,必定需要娶位太太,这已经成为了一条举世公认的真理。”近两个世纪过去了,在 《傲慢与偏见》这本书的开首一句话留给读者的深刻印象并没有因为文学趣味的变化而减退。 《傲慢与偏见》这本书的作者简· 奥斯汀是十九世纪英国文学史上最著名的现实主义作家之一。 《傲慢与偏见》是奥斯汀的代表作。在奥斯汀短暂而精彩的42年生涯中,共创作出了六部长篇小说: 《傲慢与偏见》、《理智与情感》、《落桑觉寺》、《曼斯菲尔德庄园》、《爱玛》和《劝导》。在奥斯汀的小说中,没有惊天动地的大事件,没有可怕的灾难,没有尖锐的矛盾和浪漫的传奇。她写作的时间和空间都不大。她写的多是未婚女子怎样找到一个满意的丈夫,写的是各种类型妇女的爱情生活和婚姻纠纷,表达了她独特的婚姻观。奥斯汀在《傲慢与偏见》中描述了四种男女的婚姻类型:理想的伊莉莎白和达西、现实的夏络蒂和柯林斯、幸福的吉英和彬格莱以及不幸的丽迪雅和韦翰。她强调了经济状况对妇女爱情和婚姻的束缚,指出婚姻不应该只由财产门第来决定,虽然找一个没钱的人结婚是不明智的,但是为金钱而结婚是 错误的,建立在爱情基础上的婚姻才是理想和幸福的。 本文分析了小说中四种不同的婚姻并讨论他们在当时社会环境下的婚姻价值观,并且通过分析影响简·奥斯汀婚姻观的因素以及她的这种婚姻观是如何在《傲慢与偏见》中被表现出来的, 从而把奥斯汀的婚姻观清晰的展现出来。告诉人们在婚姻中什么是最重要的,我们在面对婚姻时又该如何选择。对今天社会来讲,她的揭示也有着相当的现实意义。

关键字:傲慢与偏见;爱情;婚姻

Contents

1.Introduction.............................................................................................................1

2.Different marriages in pride and prejudice..........................................................2

2.1 The Marriage Based on True Love.....................................................................2

2.2The Marriage Based on Same Interests................................................................4

2.3The Marriage Based on Money or Benefit...........................................................5

2.4The Marriage Based on Vanity and Carelessness.................................................7

3.Conclusion.................................................................................................................8

Bibliography................................................................................................................10

The Formation of Jane Austen’s Marriage Concept and The Reflection in Pride and Prejudice

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