How does Charles Dickens represent marriage in Oliver Twist?

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One of the marriages that Dickens describes is the marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Bumble. Though Victorian men were typically expected to lead their wives, Mrs. Bumble leads Mr. Bumble. Mrs. Bumble attempts to use emotion as a weapon to gain power over her husband. This is seen when Mr. Bumble brings up Mrs. Bumble's previous husband who passed away. He says to her,

Your late unfortunate husband should have taught it you; and then perhaps, he might have been alive now. I wish he was, poor man!

Through this, he not only brings up a depressing topic (the death of her husband), but he also insults her by implying that he (Mr. Bumble) would rather not be married to her.

She immediately retaliates to his mean words through a display of emotion:

She dropped into a chair, and with a loud scream that Mr. Bumble was a hard-hearted brute, fell into a paroxysm of tears

This effort does not work. He simply encourages her to...

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Charles Dickens must belive that marriage is based on love and not social status.

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