Theme of marriage in Sense and Sensibility & Middlemarch
• Jane Austen is very famous in
social tendency. In the whole
novel Austen uses marriage as
a plot and theme of the novel.
• Here we can see marriage as a
purely economic exercise and
also marriage for love.
• The novel is full of many love stories
and marriage. They make the plot as
well as bring romantic atmosphere.
Elinor falls in love with Edward. Edward has true with Elinor
because of that he marries with Elinor though he disheritages
from will. That’s why we can call marriage for love.
• Love story between Marianne and
Willoughby. All think that
Marianne and Willoughby will
marry but after some time
Willoughby runs away to London
and never comes back, later the
news comes that he married with
Sophia who has plenty of money.
• For John, money is important not love though
He loves her, he doesn’t marry with her because of
Money at the climax Marianne marries with
Colonel Brandon for social status.
• Marriage between Lucy and Robert though
Lucy wants to marry with Edward when she
Knows that he is disheritaged from will. She
Marries with his brother Robert so this marriage
Shows as a economical exercise.
Theme of Marriage in Middlemarch
Imperfection of Marriage
Vocation and its frustration
Self-sacrifice and Selfishness
Comparison of both the Novels