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|His own amusement comes first?
Written by Ann2
(1/11/2004 1:56 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, No value, penned by B. Michelle
I must say that with time Mr Bennet strikes me as a sadly inept parent. Is it not cruel- even unworthy of a mature man - to make fun of Mary when she tries to find her way in the world? I wonder if he ever tries to help her sort her ideas out? There are times when he places her a snap above Kitty & Lydia. His interest in the bringing up of his children was probably ebbing by the time of Mary's birth. That's perhaps when he had fully realised his mistake in choice of wife?
'If my children are silly I must hope to be always sensible of it.'
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