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Written by Cheryl
(5/4/2007 1:15 p.m.)
"First of all he asked Miss Lucas. ... but, however, he did not admire her at all: indeed, nobody can, you know." (ch 3)
It seems like there is something about Charlotte that really rubs Mrs Bennet the wrong way. Is it just that she sees Charlotte as a rival to her own daughters' marital prospects and so has to remind everyone (including herself!) that Charlotte's plain looks are really no competition to her daughters'? Or does she see Charlotte - a 27 year old spinster - as a kind of horrible object lesson for the beed to be vigilant in finding husbands for her own daughters?
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