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What is the importance of the netherfield episode?

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What is the importance of the netherfield episode? Mrs Bennet plays a powerful role in this section to the novel. In a way being selfish and self-minded by send Jane in the rain on horseback to get to Netherfield. This was a forceful act of getting Jane a chance to coincide with the Darcy and have an opportunity to talk with the Bingleys. As we already know Jane isn't the best of talkers when it comes to it. With only one expectation on her mind, getting Jane ill and succeeded in obtaining 'money' which I believe is an act if greed but beneficial to the whole family if her out come is successful. ...read more.


Without this they would never really have any chance to talk so much! This was also an important part of the text because it shows that single-mindedness of Mrs Bennet because she does not care if Jane get severe flu and dies as long as she is married. We get the chance to see Mrs Bennett behaving in an ill mannered, ridiculous way giving herself a bad reputation with the snobbish Darcys and Bingleys. It can be argued that it's her determination as a mother and person. ...read more.


She is not passive because she likes to discuss with other people her opinions, facing even a man like Mr. Darcy, it also gives Darcy a further feeling that he likes her and they get to talk more because of her visit to Netherfield. Elizabeth and Jane can be seen getting really close friends with their meeting at Netherfield. Elizabeth still believes that "my dear Jane, your fare to good". Exposing Elizabeth slow thoughtful progression in finding the correct husband. Aswell as money being the main theme Elizabeth doesn't take this as an insight to devoting her love to someone over it. I totally agree I believe she is the only character acting sensibly and wise. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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