• Family Reputation

  • What is the significance of family reputation?

  • How does family reputation affect one’s life?

  • Who is responsible for the reputation of the family?

  • How does one address a poor family reputation?

  • Modern day

  • 19th Century Europe- the time the novels are set

  • Why is there so much of a difference between the importance of family reputation then and now?

  • Obstacles

  • Opportunities

  • Anxieties

  • Formation of Individual Reputation

  • Parents

  • Children

  • What are the motives behind controlling the family’s reputation?

  • Damage Control

  • Disown

  • Transcend Family Reputation

  • Nepotism

  • SocioEconomic Status

  • Family reputation was of utmost importance in the societies described in Pride and Prejudice and Daisy Miller. A family’s standing in society dictated which social events the family was invited to and, therefore, who the members of the family associated with.

  • In contemporary society, although the actions of our families may have a mild affect on how others perceive us, people are generally able to discern the difference between . Nowadays we understand that we are not are families.

  • Perhaps the reason for this incongruence lies in the fact that today, in modern American society at least, we are more independent from our families.

  • In a society in which reputation was valued greatly, having people think badly of your family would have detrimental effects on your social life and therefore your future happiness.

  • Just as family reputation can present one with obstacles in their life, it also has the potential to supply an individual with great opportunity.

  • Does the difference between a reputation presenting obstacles or opportunities lie in whether it is a good or bad reputation?

  • The lack of control of a shared reputation could cause anxiety in one’s life.

  • What other people think about your family affects the way they view you.

  • The 19th Century European society in which these novels take place are patriarchal, therefore, shouldn’t the responsibility of maintaining the family reputation belong to the father of the household?

  • What is a mother’s role in controlling the family reputation?

  • How does the dynamic between the parents affect their ability to effectively control the family’s reputation?

  • What power do the children have to contribute to the maintenance of the family’s reputation?

  • Is it right for this responsibility to fall to the children?

  • When a threat to the family reputation emerges, one method of damage control is to prevent word of such an event from spreading. An occurrence can’t affect a family’s reputation if people are not aware of it, right?

  • One way to restore a family reputation is to cut all ties with the person whose poor actions caused/are causing people to think less of the family. Severing the association with the instigator of the bad reputation would demonstrate to outsiders that the family does not support whatever bad decisions/actions that person made.

  • How ethical is disowning a member of the father simply to restore the family’s reputation? Where is the line between the importance of reputation and the importance of family?

  • If one is not content with their current family reputation there is the option of distinguishing oneself by transcending that reputation and behaving beyond the expectations place on that person by society. This being said, moving up in the pyramid of family reputation is much more difficult than sinking by gaining a bad reputation.

  • What are the common characteristics of people who are able to do this?

  • I think this has to do more with the power of a family rather than their reputation, however the somewhat corrupt practice of family members giving family members perks in the professional world, is one example of the continuation of one’s family reputation.

  • No matter what time period you are talking about, socioeconomic status is an important factor that governs how others think of you. This is tied in with familial reputation, as socioeconomic status is often handed down generations.

  • Wealth

  • Marriage

  • In Pride and Prejudice, the Bennet family becomes a turn off for gentlemen, such as Darcy and Bingley, who are interested in the Bennet girls.

  • In Pride and Prejudice, Darcy’s family reputation proceeds him. People are eager to meet and get to know him because they know his family is not only rich but honorable.

  • In Daisy Miller, Winterbourne belongs to a family of elite upper-class, which by itself gives him social advantages. His family’s class also dictates how he is expected to act, and behaving in ways that were not accepted by this class would result in the damaging of his family’s reputation.

  • In Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy is caused some worry by not being able to control how her foolish sisters’ action will affect not only how people see her sisters, but also the family’s overall reputation and, in result, how other people see her. Although she foresees how bad of an idea it is to send Lydia off with the Foresters, she is ultimately powerless at protecting the family reputation as she cannot dictate her sister’s actions (although she tries).

  • In Daisy Miller, Randolph will always be associated with the bad reputation his sister produced for the family, although this is by no means his fault. At the time the book is set, Randolph is too young to realize the effect his sister’s actions are having on the public opinion of his family, however, once he grows up he will realize what others think about them and be unable to escape his family’s reputation.

  • In Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennet is a hands off patriarch. He does seem to have control over family decisions, but he doesn’t always make the wisest choices. There is an element of selfishness in his actions, as it often seems he can’t get over his personal opinions to do what is best for the family.

  • In Daisy Miller, Mr. Miller is entirely absent. He does not travel with the family because he is busy working. Instead he assigns a courier to accompany his family on the trip. To me, this demonstrates that he somewhat cares about the family’s reputation. However, as becomes obvious in the novel, this is not sufficient. As he has no direct contact with the family and no way to know what they are doing, Mr. Miller’s role in the family is not enough to prevent the formation of a negative reputation.

  • In Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Bennet is known for her constant, frantic worrying about her daughters marrying to ensure their future happiness. However, she does not seem in touch with the family’s reputation, a significant factor in afore mentioned future happiness. Even if she was aware, I don’t think she would have the power to change the reputation for the better. In fact, her frequent tizzies/frantic outbursts often contribute to the lowering of others’ opinions of the family.

  • In Daisy Miller, Mrs. Miller does not have an ounce of control over the behaviors of her children. Her kids are simply disobedient and do not listen to her. That being said, she does not make any drastic measures to attempt to regulate the family’s reputation.

  • In Pride and Prejudice, the general personality differences distract Mr. and Mrs. Bennet from controlling the reputation. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet like to pick at each other, therefore it is not a surprise that they would make decisions to make the other mad at the sacrifice of the family’s reputation.

  • In Pride and Prejudice, although Elizabeth foresees a threat to her family’s reputation and takes the initiative to address this with her father, her father doesn’t listen and damage to the family’s reputation occurs anyway.

  • It is for this reason, that in Pride and Prejudice,

  • In Pride and Prejudice, Collins advises Mr. Bennet to renounce familial ties with Lydia to salvage the family’s reputation.

  • In Pride and Prejudice, according to Darcy, Elizabeth and Jane both surpass the expectation that many have of them based on their family. Their family of low social status with quite inferior connections. One might expect them to, like their sisters, be boy-crazy, foolish things. However, despite the foundation provided by their family, Lizzy and Jane act with sense and poise.

  • In Daisy Miller, Giavenelli is not a desirable suitor as it is known that his family is not wealthy. At this time, people greatly resented “marrying down” economic classes.

  • Not only would the reputation of your family affect your social circle, but it could also have more pronounced effects on marriage prospects. Possible suitors would not be inclined to pursue an engagement with an individual whose family had a poor reputation, as a future marriage would involve taking on that reputation.

  • “His sense of her inferiority, of its being degradation, of the family obstacles which judgment had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit” (188)

  • “Mrs. Costello hadn’t seen him for many years and was now greatly pleased with him, manifesting her approbation by initiating him into many of the secrets of that social sway which, as he could see she would like to think she exerted from her stronghold in Forty- Second Street.” (20)

  • They ceased to invite her, imitating that they wished to make, and make strongly, for the benefit of observant Europeans, the point that though Miss Daisy Miller was a pretty American girl all right, her behavior wasn’t pretty at all-was in fact regarded by her compatriots as quite monstrous.” (69)
    Although this quote doesn’t explicitly fit here, it proves the point that Daisy’s reputation is so outlandish that it will be near impossible for Randolph to escape its effects.

  • “Her father, contented with laughing at them, would never exert himself to restrain the wild giddiness of his youngest daughters; and her mother, with manners so far from right herself, was entirely insensible of the evil” (209)

  • Mr. Bennet, despite being warned quite explicitly by Elizabeth, allows Lydia to go on the trip with the Foresters. He acknowledges that she might make poor choices when on this trip, but claims this is the best way for her to gain a little self awareness. This shows that he cares more about proving a point to Lydia than about the consequences her downfall might have on the family. Personally, I think Mr. Bennet is annoyed by Lydia and he hopes that going on this trip and being involved in some kind of scandal might cause Lydia to be less of a pain.

  • “Her father, contented with laughing at them, would never exert himself to restrain the wild giddiness of his youngest daughters; and her mother, with manners so far from right herself, was entirely insensible of the evil” (209)

  • “Let me advise you, then, my dear sir, to console yourself as much as possible, to throw off your unworthy child from your affection for ever, and leave her to reap the fruits of her own heinous offence.” (287)

  • “But amidst your concern for the defects of your nearest relations, and your displeasure at this representation of them, let it give you consolation to consider that to have conducted yourselves so as to avoid any share of the like censure is praise no less generally bestowed on you and your eldest sister than it is honourable to the sense and disposition of both” (196)

  • “He has nothing but his handsome face to offer, and there’s a substantial, possibly explosive Mr. Miller in that mysterious land of dollars and six-shooters.” (67)

  • “They agree with me in apprehending that this false step in one daughter will be injurious to the fortunes of all the others; for who, as Lady Catherine herself condescendingly says, will connect themselves with such a family?” (287)

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That being said, she does not make any drastic measures to attempt to regulate the family's reputation."},{"_id":"386d6cd5627a7557ef000021","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"385f54761dd9da960500000d","content":"How does the dynamic between the parents affect their ability to effectively control the family's reputation?"},{"_id":"386d6ed6627a7557ef000022","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"386d6cd5627a7557ef000021","content":"In Pride and Prejudice, the general personality differences distract Mr. and Mrs. Bennet from controlling the reputation. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet like to pick at each other, therefore it is not a surprise that they would make decisions to make the other mad at the sacrifice of the family's reputation."},{"_id":"385f54c51dd9da960500000e","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"385f53b31dd9da960500000c","content":"Children"},{"_id":"386d62d2627a7557ef00001e","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"385f54c51dd9da960500000e","content":"What power do the children have to contribute to the maintenance of the family's reputation?"},{"_id":"386d9277627a7557ef000028","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"386d62d2627a7557ef00001e","content":"In Pride and Prejudice, although Elizabeth foresees a threat to her family's reputation and takes the initiative to address this with her father, her father doesn't listen and damage to the family's reputation occurs anyway. "},{"_id":"386d64af627a7557ef00001f","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"385f54c51dd9da960500000e","content":"Is it right for this responsibility to fall to the children?"},{"_id":"386d5ade627a7557ef000019","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"385f53b31dd9da960500000c","content":"What are the motives behind controlling the family's reputation?"},{"_id":"386d5c40627a7557ef00001a","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":4,"parentId":"385f4d2e1dd9da9605000006","content":"How does one address a poor family reputation?"},{"_id":"386d8ec3627a7557ef000025","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"386d5c40627a7557ef00001a","content":"Damage Control"},{"_id":"38a382979671366bc300003c","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"386d8ec3627a7557ef000025","content":"When a threat to the family reputation emerges, one method of damage control is to prevent word of such an event from spreading. An occurrence can't affect a family's reputation if people are not aware of it, right? "},{"_id":"38a387899671366bc300003d","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"38a382979671366bc300003c","content":"It is for this reason, that in Pride and Prejudice, "},{"_id":"386d8f6e627a7557ef000026","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"386d5c40627a7557ef00001a","content":"Disown"},{"_id":"38a368639671366bc3000037","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"386d8f6e627a7557ef000026","content":"One way to restore a family reputation is to cut all ties with the person whose poor actions caused/are causing people to think less of the family. Severing the association with the instigator of the bad reputation would demonstrate to outsiders that the family does not support whatever bad decisions/actions that person made."},{"_id":"38a48a19cf3da9386700003e","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"38a368639671366bc3000037","content":"In Pride and Prejudice, Collins advises Mr. Bennet to renounce familial ties with Lydia to salvage the family's reputation."},{"_id":"38a48beecf3da9386700003f","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"38a48a19cf3da9386700003e","content":"“Let me advise you, then, my dear sir, to console yourself as much as possible, to throw off your unworthy child from your affection for ever, and leave her to reap the fruits of her own heinous offence.” (287)"},{"_id":"38a372639671366bc3000038","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"386d8f6e627a7557ef000026","content":"How ethical is disowning a member of the father simply to restore the family's reputation? Where is the line between the importance of reputation and the importance of family?"},{"_id":"386d8fe4627a7557ef000027","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"386d5c40627a7557ef00001a","content":"Transcend Family Reputation"},{"_id":"38a374ff9671366bc3000039","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"386d8fe4627a7557ef000027","content":"If one is not content with their current family reputation there is the option of distinguishing oneself by transcending that reputation and behaving beyond the expectations place on that person by society. This being said, moving up in the pyramid of family reputation is much more difficult than sinking by gaining a bad reputation."},{"_id":"38a375289671366bc300003a","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"38a374ff9671366bc3000039","content":"In Pride and Prejudice, according to Darcy, Elizabeth and Jane both surpass the expectation that many have of them based on their family. Their family of low social status with quite inferior connections. One might expect them to, like their sisters, be boy-crazy, foolish things. However, despite the foundation provided by their family, Lizzy and Jane act with sense and poise. "},{"_id":"38a4908fcf3da93867000041","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"38a375289671366bc300003a","content":"“But amidst your concern for the defects of your nearest relations, and your displeasure at this representation of them, let it give you consolation to consider that to have conducted yourselves so as to avoid any share of the like censure is praise no less generally bestowed on you and your eldest sister than it is honourable to the sense and disposition of both” (196)"},{"_id":"38a379049671366bc300003b","treeId":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"386d8fe4627a7557ef000027","content":"What are the common characteristics of people who are able to do this?"}],"tree":{"_id":"384e0f7a9f5f853d68000017","name":"Inquiry Analysis: Family Reputation","publicUrl":"inquiry-analysis-family-reputation"}}