The Question and Answer section for Pride and Prejudice is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Bennets have five unmarried daughters. Mrs. Bennet sees Mr. Bingley's arrival as a possibility to marry off one of her daughters into a wealthy family.
That's a tough comparison. A guy ageing in reverse and Victorian dating have little if anything to do with each other.
Mr. Collins is a distant cousin of the Bennet family to whom Longbourn has been entailed. He is mostly a comic character because of his awkward mix of obsequiousness and pride, as well as the tiresome formalities of his speech. Even after he...