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Pride and Prejudice

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Mrs. Bennet's plan

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"Jane was therefore obliged to go on horseback, and her mother attended her to the door with many cheerful prognostics of a bad day."

The paradox in the line "cheerful prognostics of a bad day" serves to highlight

A

Mrs. Bennet's plan that Jane will have to spend the night at Netherfield

B

Mrs. Bennet's plan that Jane will become ill and have to stay at Netherfield

C

Mrs. Bennet's plan that Mr. Bingley will have to escort Jane home, allowing for more time together

D

Mrs. Bennet's desire to punish her eldest daughter

E

Mrs. Bennet's pessimistic attitude toward the family's situation