“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”.
This opening sentence of the novel Pride and Prejudice could be taken as the theme of each of her six novels. It is a comically ironic statement implying that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be the target of all the unmarried women who are looking for husbands. The statement also introduces the subject- the theme of a romantic novel, which is courtship and marriage. The events in Pride and Prejudice follow from this dictum.
Marriage – an Important Social and Economic concern:
“I am not romantic you know. I never was. I ask only a comfortable home and considering Mr. Couins’ character, connections and situation in life, I am convicted that my chance of happiness with him is as fair, as most people can boast on entering the marriage state.”
The Importance of Correct Judgement:
Good and Bad Marriages: