Jane Austen....For Love or Money?
October 16, 2009 9:53pm CST
You have all seen some of the remakes of the Jane Austen collection. -Sense and Sensibility -Pride and Prejudice -Emma -Mansfield Park Her work is awesome!!! It is so interesting how she captured the For Love or For Money concept in her work. The characters in her books had to make a decision either to marry for love or money. More than 200 years later, the concept still holds true. It make more sense back then? In the 1700's before women had the right to work, to own property it made sense. The Western equivilant to the "Dowry" Essentially, the wife's family depended on the marraige "for money" for the family's survival. Especially, if the family was considered of inferior class. It does not make sense to me now. What paralells still exist between the 1700's and the 20th century as it relates to the concept of "For Love or For Money"?