Longbourn Symbols & Objects

Jo Baker
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Laundry

Laundry is the first chore that is described within the novel. It is also one of the hardest jobs for the housemaids, Sarah and Polly. It is expressed that many other households hire extra help on laundry days because it is such a tedious chore, but the Bennets do not. This leaves Mrs. Hill to do all of the inside housework and to serve the Bennets whenever they need her, putting her in a nasty mood by the end of the day. It is during this chore that Sarah sees a stranger coming up the road. She is convinced that it is a salesman, but she is told that no one has been to the Bennet house whatsoever. This information proves to be incorrect, but it is not a salesman like Sarah thought. It is the new house servant, James Smith, that has been to the...

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