Mr. Bennet's vs. Mr. Bingley's social status
Posted by Sandy on November 20, 1997 at 10:48:15:
In response to Mr. Bennet vs. Mr. Bingley's social status, written by Sandy on November 20, 1997 at 10:41:28
] ] If Mr. Bennet was a landed gentleman and Mr. Bingley's fortune was originated in commerce, doesn't it follow that the Bennets' social status was higher than the Bingleys'?
] Yes, but the Bennets were not as well off financially as Mr. Bingley. A match between Mary and Mr. Bingley was, in short, a happy arrangement. Lucky for them, they fell in love!
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