Pride and Prejudice

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Mrs. Bennet's concerns

PRIDE-EJBJAN

Which of the following lines, spoken by Mrs. Bennet in Chapter 20 of Volume I, illustrates her frustration as the mother of five unmarried daughters at a time when marriage was crucial for a woman's financial security?

A

"Nobody can tell what I suffer! But I always do."

B

"I have no pleasure in talking to undutiful children."

C

"I shall not be able to keep you--and so I warn you."

D

"Not that I have much pleasure in talking to anybody."

E

"Those who do not complain are never pitied."