I am not romantic

One last thought from Charlotte on marriage:

“‘I am not romantic, you know.  I never was.  I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins’s character, connections, and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair as most people can boast on entering the marriage state.'”

Charlotte Lucas to Lizzy, after her engagement to Mr. Collins
Pride and Prejudice, volume 1, chapter 22


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3 Responses to I am not romantic

  1. Too bad Charlotte was constrained the customs of her time. Had she lived today, she would have lived happily and independently alone.

  2. I agree, though the option to be independent is not so far removed from our own history. Even in the 1950’s education and career choices that paid enough to live on were not widespread. I have to wonder how many make the same decision even now.

  3. nicky

    im watching pride and prejudice atm as i have an exam on wednesday for lit…. wat can i say…. mr collins….. looks like a greasy rat that needs a well deserved shower with alot of scrubbing!
    If charlotte lived today maybe just maybe she would be see the repulsive side of Mr Collins