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What is the role of the gardeners? Why have they been included in the novel written by J. Austen and how do they help develop the plot?

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Introduction

What is the role of the gardeners? Why have they been included in the novel written by J. Austen and how do they help develop the plot? The Gardiner's main role in this Jane Austen novel is the parental love and advice they give to Elizabeth and Jane. To Elizabeth and Jane, Mr. And Mrs. Gardiner are the parents that they felt they should have had. They are sensible, caring and intelligent people and never allow themselves to judge. Whenever Jane or Elizabeth is in trouble they seek comfort and advice from Mrs. Gardiner instead of Mrs. Bennet. The sisters realize that they are more likely to get a much more suitable advice from their aunt than from their mother. Apart from her sister Jane, Elizabeth seems to relate and confide in Mrs. Gardiner. An example of this is when Elizabeth and Mrs. Gardiner were discussing Mr. Darcy and Wickham, Mrs. Gardiner did not judge both characters from what she had heard and warned Elizabeth to be careful of Wickham and to give Mr. ...read more.

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Gardiner is a man below Darcy's status yet we see Mr. Darcy conversing with Mr. Gardiner. This is a real change because before status was very important to him as he pointed out when asking Elizabeth for her hand in marriage. Mrs. Gardiner tells Elizabeth that does not seem so bad and has great manners. And Elizabeth is just as surprised. This was when Elizabeth's view on Darcy began to change a great deal. This shows that without the Gardiners, Elizabeth's feelings towards Mr. Darcy may never have changed. Another crucial role the Gardiners' play in this novel is when Lydia, Elizabeth's youngest sister, elopes with Wickham to London. When the Bennets finds out Mr. Bennet goes to London in search of his youngest daughter. Meanwhile Elizabeth is still in Derbyshire with her aunt and uncle when she receives the news of Lydia. When Darcy visits Elizabeth, he finds her in a terrible state. ...read more.

Conclusion

Secondly, his character is known for judging other characters such as Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Bennet, pointed out in the letter he wrote to Elizabeth, this would mean that he must have trusted the Gardiners to keep their word and not gossiped about what had happened and believed that they had their nieces best interests at heart. From the author's point of view, J. Austen is known to put characters in novel that are quite normal so that other characters can be compared to them to see how ridiculous or outrageous they are. In this novel the neutral characters are Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner. They are an example of a married couple that is well mannered and intelligent. J. Austen has also been known to have relatives who are a contrast to each other. Mr. Gardiner is Mrs. Bennet's brother, yet he has a completely different personality to his sister's, just like Elizabeth has with her sister, Lydia. J. Austen liked showing that even if you are related to someone; it didn't necessarily mean you were exactly like them. Saori Yoshimoto, 11 BRU ...read more.

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