Posted by Ann on November 20, 1997 at 22:22:08:
In response to Mr. Bennet - not all that bad, written by Carolyn B on November 20, 1997 at 18:31:38
] And really he doesn't ACT against their wishes because he does go visit Bingley and he does let Lydia back in the house. So he's only pretending that he's not going to do anything because he knows he will get a rise out of Mrs. B.
I also think that had he originally agreed to go, Mrs. B would have spent her time telling him when he should call, that he must take the carriage, what he should wear, how long the visit should be, and what he should talk about (their pretty daughters, of course). He probably chose the lesser of two evils--her badgering him to go.
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