what does this quote imply “It is a truth acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”?
- RogerLv 76 months ago
It means that men who have money perforce want to be married. Jane Austen's tone, however, is ironic, as can be seen by the words "universally acknowledged" in the original. That irony implies that Austen, being slightly sarcastic, doesn't entirely believe what she is saying, i. e., that not every rich man wants a spouse, so the implication is that this idea is what many people think, but such, in fact, may not be the case..
- JuanaLv 76 months ago
The correct quotation is "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
It implies exactly what it says. You do understand English, don't you?