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Eligible Symbols & Objects

Curtis Sittenfeld
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The Tudor

The Bennet family home, known as the Tudor, is symbolic of the family’s approach to finances and the impending ruin brought about by Mr. Bennet’s medical bills. Although the medical bills are the final straw in the family’s financial hardship, their finances, like their home, have been in a state of neglect for many years. Just as the house has begun to succumb to damp patches on the wall, and a spider infestation in the basement, due to neglect, Mr. Bennet’s refusal to properly protect the value of his inheritance, Mrs. Bennet’s online shopping addiction, and Mary, Kitty, and Lydia’s failure to make any attempt to become financially independent of their father have also caused gradual decay. The decay of both the house and the financial situation of the family are more apparent to Liz when she returns from...

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