What is the nature of Mrs. Bennet's relationship with her children, especially Elizabeth and Lydia?
Mrs. Bennet 's relationship with her daughters is not a close mother-daughter relationship. She does not care much about knowing them. Instead she sees them mostly as tools to fulfill her own self-interests. Her one and only concern is to see them married well. One reason is that wealthy marriages will ensure that the girls have fortunes after the estate is entailed and that both she and her daughters will be provided for after her husband's death. The other reason is that wealthy marriages, while increasing her daughters' social statuses, will also increase her...
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