Chapter 2 Mr. Bennet’s Suprise
This chapter opened up letting us know that Mr. Bennet went and met Mr. Bingley, even though every time Mrs. Bennet asked him to he said he wouldn’t. Prehaps I underestimated Mr. Bennet when I said his wife seemed to rule him. Mr. Bennet has not told Mrs. Bennet yet and is sitting back enjoying her distress at trying to meet him.
Mrs. Bennet, not being in the best of moods, snaps at one of her daughters “Kitty” for coughing (sometimes my little cousins call me Kitty, their so cute) we find out that Lizzy’s going to a ball in a fortnight (14 days) and that Mrs. Long the woman who was suppose to introduce them to Mr. Bingley won’t be back in time (apparently she hasn’t met him yet either and she has some un-married nieces so Mrs. Bennet doesn’t trust her).
Mr. Bennet does the unthinkable and suggests that Mrs. Bennet meet him first and introduce him to Mrs. Long, then says that he might take it upon himself to decline Mrs. Longs offer to meet Mr. Bingley shocking his daughters speechless, and causing Mrs. Bennet (whose probably never been speechless in her life) to say nonsense to the idea of it. He asks Mary (another daughter) what she thinks of the situation, this is when we learn Mary is a thinker and a reader, she wasn’t able to answer.
Once Mrs. Bennet finally says she’s sick of Mr. Bingley, the very clever Mr. Bennet drops the bombshell that he’s already talked to Mr. Bingley! Mrs. Bennet is ecstatic, and not speechless, goes on and on about how happy she is. Mr. Bennet leaves the room telling Kitty She’s allowed to cough now, and Mrs. Bennet suggests that prehaps Lydia will be the one Mr. Bingley picks… The chapter ends.
What I got out of this one was how perfectly, wonderfully, crazy and silly the Bennet family seems to be. It reminds me of my family except I wish our biggest worry was being introduced to someone at a ball.
Predictions for the next chapter: The go to the BALL! obviously.