Any man who tries to argue Jane Austen's ability to draw characters would be undoubtedly a fool, for the author's talent in that area of prose is hard to match. However even the most ardent fans of Austen will have to agree with the fact that the personages she creates are not appealing to every man. An exception to that trend in this reader's opinion would be the character of Mr. Bennet, who by his
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role of a wise jester, a comic relief with kernels of truth hidden between the lines of jokes. Without him those who do not appreciate the author's prose and plot are in danger of boredom as well as missing or misinterpreting some major themes of the book. Mr. Bennet enriches this literary work like no other character, and in this reader's humble opinion Pride and Prejudice would lose most of its entertainment value without him.