Mrs. Bennet is afraid that Charlette Lucas will do what?  

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Mrs. Bennet is always afraid that Charlotte Lucas would take her daughter's place in Mr. Collins's interests (which she did), but most importantly she is terrified that Charlotte sees herself as mistress of Mrs. Bennet's own household (which she is entitled to after marrying Collins) since Mr. Collins was given the rights to the Bennet's estate for being the only male direct relation to Mr. Bennet, and this was the law of the day.

Mrs Bennet's fear comes out of having seen how her own daughter rejected Collins and he went straight to Charlotte, who married him just for his properties (and some of it would be the Bennet's own estate). This would put the Bennet women in a state of worst humiliation and disgrace.

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