pride and prejudice rj IV

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Anneliese Antonucci Pride and Prejudice RJ IV Mr. Bennett seems to have the idea that marriage must happen for her daughters to be socially acceptable. Unmarried daughters who remain at home affect the family’s social status and finances. This is the only aspect of her live that she is concerned about. Mrs. Bennett is obsessed throughout the book with the marital status and well being of her daughters. The author specifically states, “The business of her life was to get her daughters married.” (Pg. 7) By the conclusion of the book three of Mrs. Bennett’s five daughters are married to such men. The pressure that is exerted by Mrs. Bennett on her daughters is extreme. She is so obsessed about her daughters becoming married she makes them socially unacceptable in certain social events. With little/no education,
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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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