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|I agree - JA's description of Mr. and Mrs. B. (Ch. 1)
Written by Karen G
(4/12/2010 4:34 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I think Mrs. Bennet is silly period, penned by Nancy Ann
I love JA's succinct description of both characters here (Ch.1):
Mr. B definitely was "pushing her button" (as my own dad would do to my mom from time to time) by indicating he wouldn't visit Mr. Bingley. And of course, since Mrs. B's "business" is to get her daughters married, she was extremely discontented to think that Mr. B might possibly be serious in not visiting - because it could be disasterous to her job, and she could do nothing about it. I could imagine Mrs. Bennet not happy with favoring Lizzy because she is often like her father, and at this point in time, she's not too happy with him!
I find it ironic, too, that Mr. Bennet finds himself annoyed when Mrs. Bennet is actually happy. Her report of how favorable Mr. Bingley was to Jane was something he could hardly stand hearing about! :) "For God's sake, say no more of his partners. O that he [Bingley] had sprained his ancle in the first dance!" (Ch.3)
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