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There are innumerable times in our life when we have difficulty communicating a point or convincing someone to change their opinion Mrs Bennet finds that this task is even more difficult when her counterpart Mr Bennet is being sarcastic In Jane Austens novel Pride and Prejudice both these characters argue their views of love and marriage with Jane Austen playfully using irony as a literary device to deliver a message Jane Austens quick introduction of the main themes of love and marriage and the characters of Mr and Mrs Bennet immediately defines our view of them Firstly we are immediately aware of the important of love and marriage to the rest of the novel This first chapter gives us a taste of Mr and Mrs Bennets feelings towards these ideas which reoccur frequently The end of the chapter sums up the traits of both the Bennets Mr Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts sarcastic humour reserve and capriceMrs Bennets mind was less difficult to develop She was a woman of mean understanding little information and uncertain temper This description introduces the question of why Mr and Mrs Bennet got married because of their incredible differences It is most likely these unknown circumstances that lead them to have different views on the marriages of their daughters Mr and Mrs Bennets relationship with each other is characterized by their pattern of language and their expression of their ideas Even from their opening conversation their unconventional relationship is evident My dear Mr Bennet said Mrs Bennet have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last Mr Bennet replied that he had not But it is do not you want to know who has taken it You want to tell me and I have no objection to hearing it This pattern of Mrs Bennets over simplistic comments followed by Mr Bennets more sarcastic responses is continued throughout the novel with the effect of
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