The relationship between men and women is developed in fascinating ways in this novel

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Men earn money, inherit property, women can't (property law).

Therefore, creates anxiety in women - marriage is crucial for (financial) security. Mrs B is voice of anxiety as she urges Lizzy to marry Mr Collins and vice versa (despite the fact that no-one really loves him) "Mr Collins had only to change his mind from Jane to Elizabeth...done while Mrs Bennet was stirring the fire"

Men evaluated in terms of property/money, women in beauty "about 5 times as prettey as every other women" - numerical language, lack of physical description - allows reader to judge.

Acomplishments - What women should be like according to Miss Bingley. Darcy and Lizzy ridicule idea.

Social jealousy/competition between women to…


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