Sense and Sensibility

DO we still live in a world where love and marriage are directly linked to issues of financial independence?

Which characters seem to embrace and reject these links?

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I think, here in the West anyway, we like to think that marriage is for love and everything else will follow. Finances end up playing an important part whether we like it or not. Elinor seems to grasp the practicality of this while a character like Marianne is lost in issues of youthful "love" and surface beauty.