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The Importance of Having Kitty In Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen each one of the Bennett daughters has a purpose Jane is used to create conflicts between Darcy and Lizzy through her relationship with Bentley Lizzy is used to create a major conflict between herself and Darcy as well through her loyalty to her family and her opinionated personality Lydia is the black sheep of the family who rebels against her family putting them to shame Mary is the daughter who is neglected by both her father and mother and yearns for attention However Kitty has no real stance in the plot nor is she characterized to the extent her sisters are Instead of characterizing Kitty to the same extent of her sisters Austen uses Kitty for other reasons Using Kitty Bennett Austen reveals more about Lydias and Mrs Bennetts character provides Darcy with more ammunition for disapproving the Bennetts and shows her case for young ladies needing gracious ladylike role models so they will turn out well The purpose of a sidekick is so the major characters will have someone to confide in vent to and reveal their innermost thoughts to thus characterizing the characters more and giving readers a window into the characters minds Louisa Hurst is Carolines sidekick Even though she is just hanging around their brother Bentleys home and backing up her sister she plays a valuable role to the characterization of Caroline Via the nasty remarks about the Bennett sisters that Caroline makes to her Austin reveals that Caroline is a horrible woman who is constantly deceitful when it comes to her brothers relationship with Jane Bennett Clay 277 In the same sense Kitty is a sidekick that allows the readers to have a more in depth look at Lydias innermost thoughts characterizing Lydia more Kitty who continually allows herself to be led on Lydias odd adventures gives Lydia power to do far worse things than she
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