property

Category: Custom & Law | Type: Glossary Word | Title: Pride and Prejudice (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 1

The word will resonate throughout the novel. There are essentially two kinds of property, real (in the sense of real estate) and portable, as in cash, jewels, bonds.

The irony here is that the women view the young men as ambulatory property, when, immediately upon marriage, the woman will become the legal property of her husband hardly to be differentiated, if he chooses, from baggage.

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