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|Mr. Bennet as a father
Written by Jane C
(1/11/2004 11:24 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Differences in medium I gather, penned by Lucy K
JA describes him finding pleasure in life through his reading and solitude in his library and delighting in silliness wherever he sees it - even in his wife and three younger daughters. JA implies, I think, that the alternative would have been for him to have taken a mistress. So he deserves some credit for not doing that.
I see him as withdrawing from harsh reality by refusing to take anything or anyone seriously.
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