Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes.

– Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 1. Austen satirizes love and a woman’s search for a husband here, as Mrs. Bennet hopes to manipulate their new neighbor Charles Bingley into falling in love with one of her daughters. Obsessed with finding husbands for her girls, she tries to force Mr. Bennet to call on Bingley to set the wheels in motion.