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|Is Mr. Bennet helpless?
Written by Robbin
(4/21/2010 8:20 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr Bennet's insensitivity, penned by Nina RG
Mr. Bennet could have avoided the entire situation after the Netherfield ball by ordering the carriage himself in better time rather than giving Mrs. Bennet an opportunity to force their presence on their hosts long after they should have been gone. He knows very well Mrs. Bennet’s disposition and that she will take any opportunity to throw Jane in Bingley’s way and even if he failed to predict her maneuvering he should have at least thought of what was proper. Mr. Bennet could try to stop Lydia’s “occasional exclamation of "Lord, how tired I am!" accompanied by a violent yawn” (18). How easy or realistic impressing Lydia or distracting two such determined talkers as Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins from constantly exposing themselves is, I grant, perhaps thin to nonexistent but his lack of trying and especially his lack of insight as to how little credit this so amusing situation does his family is pitiful. (:D)
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