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Announcement of Charlottes engagement. After Charlottes startling news, Elizabeth was left to reflect on it while sitting with her mother and sisters.

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Introduction

Announcement of Charlotte's engagement After charlotte's startling news, Elizabeth was left to reflect on it while sitting with her mother and sisters. Her contemplation, was interrupted by the appearance of Sir William Lucas who had been "sent by his daughter to announce her engagement to the family" His audience was "not merely wondering but incredulous". Mrs. Bennet "with more perseverance than politeness" protested that Sir William might be mistaken while Lydia "often unguarded and uncivil" exclaimed boisterously that Mr. ...read more.

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Elizabeth confirmed his account by mentioning her prior knowledge of it from charlotte and endeavored to put a stop to her mother's and sisters' exclamations to Sir William in which she was readily joined by Jane Mrs. Bennet was "too much overpowered to say a great deal while Sir William remained", but no sooner had he left than "her feelings found a rapid vent". ...read more.

Conclusion

Mrs. Bennet was in an intolerable as "nothing could console her and nothing appease her" Mr. Bennet's reaction was parallel to Mrs. Bennet's, for "it gratified him, he said to discover that charlotte Lucas whom he had been used to think tolerably sensible, was as foolish as his wife and more foolish than his daughters" Jane was surprised at the match, but primarily expressed her "earnest desire for their happiness" while Kitty and Lydia were happy as the news was gossip to spread in Merryton. Thus were the reactions to the announcement of charlotte Lucas' engagement to Mr. Collins. ...read more.

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