pride and prejudice rj IV

pride and prejudice rj IV - Anneliese Antonucci Pride and...

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Anneliese Antonucci Pride and Prejudice RJ IV The character Mrs. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice believes that marriage must occur 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 Mrs. Bennett's life she fixates upon. 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. The pressure to marry and marry well that is exerted by Mrs. Bennett on her daughters is extreme. She is so obsessed with her daughters becoming appropriately married that she makes them appear socially unacceptable at certain social events. With little or no education, manners, and social etiquette she is an embarrassment to her family and a hinderance to her own marriage schemes. The first statement in the book is, “It is universally acknowledged, that a single
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