Sexual vs. social reasons for marriage
Posted by Constanza on November 20, 1997 at 21:05:42:
In response to Charlotte and Mr. Collins, written by Sara J on November 20, 1997 at 19:15:44
Charlotte's reason for marrying Mr. Collins is a simply social one -ie a marriage of the brains- as compared with Lydia's pure sexual attraction to Wickham -ie a marriage of the bodies. Each girl's relationship with her corresponding husband is just the opposite of the other's. Lydia's marriage turns out for bad and Charlotte's for good.
Do you think Jane Austen planned it on purpose?
(I don't know if I made myself clear enough, but English is not my mother tongue :( )
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