Early on, I found Mrs Jennings gossip and her coarse, inquisitive methods so irritating.
But she seemed warm and good-humoured if thoughtless.
Also, before all her gossip could be dissmissed as blarney, she passes on details on Willoughby's outing to the house with Marieanne, information Elinor finds perfectly true.
Yet on the Colonel's departure, 'so wondered, so talked Mrs Jennings, her opinions varying with every fresh conjecture'. On Miss Williams I think she was more curious than knowing.
- I think Mrs Jennings is established as a figure of fun in the early stage of the book.