why Mr Bennet and Collins' father disagreed...
Posted by Kate on November 24, 1997 at 22:39:23:
In response to No problem Amy :-) - It's here again, written by Constanza on November 24, 1997 at 16:51:30
] In his letter to Mr. Bennet, Collins makes some reference to a disagreement between his father and Mr. Bennet. I think that the disagreement might have been somewhat related to the Longburn entailment. What do you all think of it?
I'm not sure... Mr Bennet seems fairly resigned about the entailment by the time of the story - there's nothing he can do about it.
He seems to have known that he had to father a son to keep the property in his family - but maybe there has been a related dispute. For example, he might have tried to sell part of the estate that he thought was his personal property, and which Collins' father thought was part of the entailed estate, and therefore not able to be sold.
But we don't really get many clues, so who knows?
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