Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs. Jennings in Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Mrs. Jennings is a character in Sense and Sensibility. Her daughter is Lady Middleton and her son in law is Sir John Middleton of Barton Park[1]. She has one other daughter besides Lady Middleton, but that daughter never appears in the books, but is mentioned.

Mrs. Jennings was a bit of a meddler and took an active interest in the romantic lives of young people, especially Elinor and Marianne, much to their particular chagrin.


Marriage and motherhoodEdit

Mrs. Jennings's maiden name is unknown but she did marry a Mr. Jennings. She was widowed, but married off all her children. She spends much of her time visiting her daughters and their families, namely the Middletons.

Traits and characteristicsEdit

Mrs. Jennings is a good-humoured, merry, fat, elderly woman. She is happy and talkative and slightly vulgar[1].

Mrs. Jennings and Sir John love meddling in the affairs of young people and speaking loudly about attraction when they see it, which embarrasses Elinor and Marianne.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 7

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