Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|Elizabeth judging her father...
Written by Karen G
(5/23/2010 8:04 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Mr. Bennet, helpless?, penned by Robbin
in the worst possible light, is not necessarily the omniscient narrator's point of view. It's a judgment made by Elizabeth at a prescient moment, though, since it is at the point that Mr. Bennet decides to let Lydia go to Brighton. At first I was thinking it was her judgment made at the time it is discovered that Lydia and Wickham have eloped. Interesting to see her view comes about before the disaster. She is already looking at her father from Darcy's point of view.
But she had never felt so strongly as now the disadvantages which must attend the children of so unsuitable a marriage, nor ever been so fully aware of the evils arising from so ill-judged a direction of talents; talents which, rightly used, might at least have preserved the respectability of his daughters, even if incapable of enlarging the mind of his wife. (Ch. 42)
I still think Mr. Bennet's reply to her has truth in it - since that came true in the end (and it does Mr. Bennet some credit to have known that as well, since he has helped nurture that.)
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.