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|Interesting comparison Charlotte to Mr. Bennet
Written by Karen G
(4/23/2010 1:45 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Perfect for Each Other, penned by Robbin
Mr. Bennet's emotions were much more tranquil on the occasion, and such as he did experience he pronounced to be of a most agreeable sort; for it gratified him, he said, to discover that Charlotte Lucas, whom he had been used to think tolerably sensible, was as foolish as his wife, and more foolish than his daughter!
The fact that he made the same "foolish" choice as she did (with his eyes wide open or not) struck me. I could imagine either an ego in Mr. Bennet that exempts him from the same judgment on himself, or secretly there has to be some self-loathing going on, since he is more foolish than his daughter as well!
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