Key characters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice are affiliated with misconstrued opinions of them by fellow members of the society, naturally due to their first impressions. Whether they may be shallow opinions or opinions which highly regard one’s character; it is safe to say that their impressions are nine out of ten wrongfully bestowed. However, from this Mrs. Bennet was one of the few that had the same characteristics as were portrayed from the beginning. Mr. Bennet was part of the majority that were misinterpreted, through the behavior and the actions he employed. My first impressions of Mrs.
Bennet were guided by the huge means of hedonism, not just for herself but for her daughters. Her character from beginning has remarkable flaws that triggered me to immediately start to despise her, and the actions that followed reiterated this. Her antiques of wanting to marry her daughters are explicitly shown when she is talking to Mr. Bennet in the first few pages, “…You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them. ” Her excitement over the subject of marriage brings forth the obnoxious and inane mental state she is in, especially when the marrying of her daughters in question.
She is over dramatic most of the time, which is displayed through her words or the actions she commits. Her pride and determination in showing people what she wants them to see sometimes backfires, and this is particularly displayed when she is trying to defend her rank from a comment that Mr. Darcy made. “I assure you there is quite as much of that going on in the country as in town. ” Even though through time you learn that she has valid motifs to charge her in her mannerisms, it is still notably frustrating, as she keeps throwing comments that are sometimes rude, ignorant and demeaning.
Mrs. Bennet does not have a grounded understanding of the world around her, and seems quite impotent in the subjects concerning a great deal of knowledge. Her lack of knowledge also influences her to slight people through the goals she has set to reach; that being to get her daughters married. So Mrs. Bennet comes off as an uncontrolled woman, with manners and language with little cordiality. Her foolish comment “I was sure you could not be beautiful for nothing! concerning the marriage proposal of Jane illustrates her attitude towards her daughters and clarifies that she is either overjoyed or she did see no other purpose for her daughters than to marry. This is also shown when she criticizes Elizabeth stating that she is a “She is a very headstrong, foolish girl, and does not know her own interest but I will make her know it. ” Mr. Bennet is a cynical man with a sense of humor that his wife Mrs. Bennet chooses to ignore. He is often seen as being retracted from social events. In the beginning the responder feels sympathetic towards him due to his relentless wife, on the topic of marriage.