Unformatted text preview: manners, and social etiquette she is an embarrassment. The first statement in the book is, “It is universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Statements about how Netherfield was a prospect for a single man named Bingley follow this. The married woman with daughters start gossiping how great it would be for their daughters. This immediately exerts pressure on the young woman on the topic of marriage. “She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper” was how the narrator describes Mrs. Bennett. Talking about marriage so directly is basically a social faux pas....
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- Fall '08
- daughters, Mrs. Bennett, Unmarried daughters