Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice Essay

1521 Words Nov 18th, 2015 7 Pages
Dating and Marriage From The 19th Century to Now While there appears to be many drawbacks to living in the nineteenth century such as a lack of technology, the rituals surrounding dating and marriage seem preferable to those of the twentieth century. Since Adam and Eve, dating and marriage still continue to change and evolve during different time periods. In the 1800’s dating and marriage created a way to make social connections and grow wealth. Today, men and women use marriage as a way to take a journey of self-discovery with the help of their spouse (“Are Modern Marriages Stronger or Suffocating?”). Men and women considers dating as a way to experience a taste of marriage without the commitment an actual marriage brings, but many of those dating begin to take part in activities meant to take place while in a committed marriage. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice contains many examples of dating and marriage in the nineteenth century. Pride and Prejudice provides an example of what courting and marriage look like two-hundred years ago. While it may seem that 21st century dating and marriage practices are more advanced compared to the nineteenth century, it is actually the other way around. Dating in the nineteenth century was extremely different from what we see today in many ways. Dating in the nineteenth century was not even called dating. A different name for dating was used, courting. Courtship is “a relationship between a man and a woman in which they seek to…

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