What is Austen's version of love? What is the difference between the three young love relationships: Elizabeth and Darcy, Bingley and Jane, and Lydia and Wickham? We will go trough a review and a summery of the marriages that took place in the story.
Jane Austen’s view of love goes back to her own experiences in life , when I read a summery of her biography I understood that she had some ending relationships ,which later helped her and showed them self in her romance novels , to make her love stories more realistic , also the period of time that she lived in most be considered , she was living in a period of time that wealth of a man would play an important role in finding love , and wealth has an important role as until this very day.
The relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy: Elizabeth was the youngest girl in the family who had an interest in reading books and playing piano among all of these she was quite beautiful , on the other hand Mr. Darcy was a well educated and wealthy man from a big city with high qualities , their relationship began when at first Darcy turned down Elizabeth’s hand in the ball and did not admire her at all and later on in the second ball Elizabeth did not show any intention for Mr.Darcy while she was introduced to him, at this time Darcy literally started feeling an itch in his heart.
When Jane and Bingley’s relationship got more intense Elizabeth and Darcy saw each other more often and started teasing each other which in this case Elizabeth was a head above Darcy, Elizabeth though that Mr. Darcy is a proud man who doesn’t show any intention in getting involved in any social activities , but all these ideas vanished when she understood his true personality and his true intention of doing the things he did , their love was a slow formation love taking place step by step into knowing each others personality thus it would be stabilized .
Bingley and Jane’s relationship was in my opinion , a love in the first sight it started in the first ball when Mr. Bingley danced twice with Jane that showed his passion toward Jane because she was the only girl in the ball that Mr. Bingley danced twice with, and they shared smiles and had a happy time together, until later on that Jane was invited to Netherfield and her mother did not give her the carriage to go with in hope that she would get sick because of the rain and would stay there for a few days and hope that Mr. Bingley would fall in love with her , and the same happened.
After Janes week long stay in Netherfield the second ball took place in which many tought that Mr. Bingley would propose to Jane for marriage including Jane, Mrs. Bennet and Elizabeth , but such thing did not happen, not long after the second ball the Bingley family moves to London for business, after a while miss. Bingley sends a letter to jane informing her that they would not come back to Netherfield , we know all these happened because Mr. Darcy did not think that Jane would suit Mr. Bingley therefore he departed him to London. After some time in which may actions took place such as : Jane going to London and not meeting Mr. Bingley and Mr. Bingley didn’t know about her presence in London finally a new development takes place which I call it a fulfillment of hope , when Mr. Bingley returns to Netherfield Park and pays a visit to the Bennet family in the company of Mr. Darcy, then he asks Jane if she would marry him and Jane replies : “ yes a thousand yes “.
Now we get to Lydia and wickham , in this very case lydia is a very easy girl to get and since she has a very great love for the soldiers , and wickham was in the army , it was easy for wickham to dodge Lydia to run away with him and live togheter without being married , this was a big shame on Bennet family whereas in that period of time kissing a man was a great guilt and Lydia running away with wickham would damage bennet family’s reputations and her sisters too, because then nobody would marry her sisters , until that Mr. Darcy found them and actually paid Wickham and pay off his debts, He also helped him get a new commission in the regular army which he could not do on his own.
Mr. Darcy by arranging a marriage for Wickham to marry Lydia, preserved not only her reputation but also her sisters' reputations. He removed the disgrace from Bennet’s name and this way he also had to spend time with a man who he justly detested.