I would love to give a shout out to a fellow book drunkard of my acquaintance. Not to long back she gave a challenge to share with each other a favorite quote from either a past or present read book. This is my quote for the week:
” You mistake me my dear, I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have hear you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least. ” – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I’m afraid if you were expecting something profound, you were sorely mistaken. If we cannot see humor wherever we walk, what sort of life is it we live? (This was my poor attempt at being profound if the above quote somehow disappointed)
There always seems to be cases with either one book or another where one character, no matter how amazing he or she may be, is always overshadowed by the main characters. I find this relatively true of Mr. Bennett who made the above statement. Does no one realize how amazing he is? He’s the glue that holds the family together. His care is so evident. One way I see his love is in his listening to his wife’s chitter-chatter. She may be all full of nonsense, but he takes time to love her and take concern in some of her antics. (grant it, to a certain extent. He does draw his lines) Mr. Bennett also wants better for his girls. He wishes them to grow up to be sensible with a mind of their own. I think, in short, he has such a great attitude and loving character, that even though the family can be a bit crazy, he makes them feel secure. They know they are safe and loved. To me, he is the perfect model for a fantastic father.