Character Analysis Mrs. Bennet


Silly, emotional, and irrational, Mrs. Bennet's behavior does more to harm her daughters' chances at finding husbands than it does to help. She encourages Kitty and Lydia's bad behavior and her attempts to push Elizabeth into an unwanted marriage with Mr. Collins show her to be insensible of her children's aversion to a loveless marriage. Mrs. Bennet is concerned with security rather than happiness, as demonstrated by her own marriage to a man she cannot understand and who treats her with no respect.

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