Heading toward another anniversary of Pride and Prejudice… I thought I’d reblog this series. Because who doesn’t love a little Mary and Kitty Bennet, am I right?
Today we start a week’s worth of Pride and Prejudice character studies in anticipation of next Monday’s 200th anniversary of the Austen novel.
If you are reading this I doubt that I’m giving anything away by saying that at the end of Pride and Prejudice three out of the five sisters are married. Two, Mary and Kitty, remain at unwed.
No surprise there. Mary and Kitty are practically throw away daughters in the Bennet household. When Austen introduces the family in Chapter One we find out that Lizzie, the clever one, is Mr. Bennet’s favorite, that Jane is the pretty one and that Lydia is the good-humoured one.
The remaining girls finally get a mention in Chapter Two. Poor Kitty has the misfortune of coughing when Mrs. Bennet is in need of something to be vexed at. A little later when Mr. Bennet introduces Mary as “a young lady…
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