Bennet family

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  • Pride and Prejudice - Bennet family
    • Mr Bennet
      • Not so into the marriage thing
        • When Lizzy decides to marry Mr Darcy he asks if she likes him
      • Doesn't like to be bothered
        • Lizzy warns him about Brighton but he ignores her because he doesn't want Lydia complaining
      • Intelligent, witty, loves to read
        • Lizzy is his favourite because she likes to read and she is also intelligent
      • Married to Mrs Bennet for her looks and regrets it
        • Lets her run the household
        • Sarcastic towards her, winds her up because she is foolish
      • Doesn't  own much estate
        • Inherited his property
      • Can be insensitive
      • Traditional father, wants an easy life and for children to be happy
        • A weak and laid back parent. Not strict
          • Lizzy blames him for Lydia eloping
    • Mrs Bennet
      • Obsessed with marriage
        • Happy with marriage to Wickham even though Lydia eloped and caused stress and shame to the family
      • Foolish, frivolous, woman with a lack of virtue and doesn't care about her children's education
        • Selfish, only concerned about how her family looks to others
          • Ignorant
          • Negative affects on children's future
      • Lydia is her favourite
      • Massive mood swings
        • From ecstasy to depression
      • The comic character
      • Lizzy is mortified constantly by her
        • Jane and Bingley moved out of the neighbourhood after a year of being marriage
        • without subtlety embarrasses her family
        • loud comments and behaviour
      • Says she cares about society but she doesn't stick to the rules: gossiping to servants about family affairs and ignores the elopment
        • Wants her daughters to marry well - not concerned with their happiness, only wealth
    • Jane Bennet
      • Very close to Lizzy
      • Oldest sister
      • Bingley mistakes her quietness for a lack of interest
      • Beautiful, good tempered, sweet, amiable, humble, selfless
        • A static character
        • Refuses to judge anybody, leading to her getting hurt
        • Well liked
        • Judgement is better than Lizzy's
        • a model virtue
    • Mary Bennet
      • Dislikes going out in society
        • Prefers to study
      • Third oldest sister
      • Solemn and pedantic
      • Constantly trying to make profound observations about human nature
    • Elizabeth Bennet
      • Protective of Jane
      • Second oldest sister, 20 years old
      • Concerned with property, good manners and virtue
        • Not impressed by wealth or titles
      • Can be mature
      • The romantic heroine
      • Lively, quick-witted, sharp tongued  bold, intelligent, good looking (fine eyes), playful, spirited
        • Loyal
        • Symbolic of her ability of perception
          • Although it fails her frequently by vanity and judging people rashly
      • Independent and stands up for herself even to those above her status
      • Over comes the prejudice by dealings with Darcy
    • Lydia Bennet
      • Youngest sister
      • Foolish and flirtatious
      • Mrs Bennet's favourite because of their similar personality
      • Her purpose in life is to entertain and divert
      • Lack s virtue, propriety or good judgement
        • Her elopement and lack of remorse to the family
    • Catherine Bennet
      • Second younger sister
      • Hopes that her personality will improve when Lydia leaves and her mother is looked after by Lizzy and Jane
      • No personality of her own
        • Follows Lydia and shadows her

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