Pride And Prejudice Foils

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice contains many foil characters. Perhaps, the best example of foil characters in the novel are Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. Their viewpoints on society and how their daughters should behave are the opposite. Mrs. Bennet having a very realistic and traditional understanding of society, and Mr. Bennet having a more modern view of his daughters and how they ought to be treated. These opinions and actions make Mr. and Mrs. Bennet foil characters.
The book opens with the words "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.", which perfectly describes society at the time Pride and Prejudice was written (Austen 1). Women were nothing without a husband.