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|agree with comment re gentleman's dignity
Written by Karen G
(5/23/2010 8:09 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Helpless, no..., penned by Roisin
Mr. Bennet's lack of visible concern, IMHO, holds quite true to the reserved nature of the time, and not just in gentlemen. He guards his emotions and maintains his privacy as a matter of dignity.
It reminds me of what Mr. Darcy said to Elizabeth in Ch. 11, and I think it may apply to gentlemen more generally:
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