Who sits at the head of the table?
Posted by Emma F on December 31, 1997 at 13:44:59:
In my family gatherings at least, the "male patriarch" sits at the head of the table and carves. Understandably, Lady Catherine sits at the head of her table and Mr. Collins, who carved, had the honor to sit at the foot. However, in the novel Mrs. Bennet sits at the head of her table. I can't find the spot in the book exactly, but at least "Lydia, with anxious parade, walk[ed] up to her mother's right hand, and...'Ah! Jane, I take your place now, and you must go lower.'" I assumed Mr. Bennet at the head!
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