Chapters 1-27
Personality TraitsMrs. Gardiner is sympathetic towards her nieces, especailly Jane and Elizabeth, whom she tries to give the best possible advice so they can not fall into the pressures of finding love. "Oh, yes--of that kind of love which I suppose him to have felt. Poor Jane! I am very sorry for her, because, with her disposition, she may not get over it immediately. It had better have happened to you, Lizzy; you would have laughed yourself out of it sooner,"(Austen 128).She also strives to help out her family any way she can but she enjoys Elizabeths' company for she continuosly consoles Elizabeth on her relationships. "Seriously, I would have you be on your guard. Do not involve yourself, or endeavor to involve him, in an affection which the want of fortune would make so very imprudent. I have nothing to say against him; he is a most interesting young man; and if he had the fortune he ought to have, I should think you could not do better," (Austen 131). Mrs. Gardiner is also a compassionate and caring aunt who will do anything to halep her nieces find happiness and brighten their spirits. "When alone wiht Elizabeth afterward, she spoke more on the subject. 'It seems likely to have been a desirable match for Jane,'....'I am sorry it went off. But hese things happen so often. A young, such as you describe Mr. Bingley, so easily falls in love with a pretty girl for a few weeks, and, when accident separates them, so easily forgets her, that these sort of inconsistencies, are very frequent," (Austen 128).Another trait is that she is very jugemental of people and watches over her nieces so they might not get hurt in their relationships. "Mrs. Gardiner, rendered suspicious by Elizabeth's warm commendation of him, narrowy observed them both. Without supposing them, from what she saw, to be very seriously in love, their preference for each other was plain enough to make her a little uneasy," (Austen 129).Stereotypes of WomenMrs. Gardiner is a stereotype of the critcal, judgemental, over-protective family member who looks out for thier niece's or nephew's well being, especailly in the form of advice on relationships. She is viewed as the one person in the family who one would be able to go to for help when their parnets might not provide sufficient information for different reasons. Elizabeth seeks her advice on her relationships and family matters, for Jane had recently lost her lover to another girl and Mrs. Gardiner was abe to help Elizabeth figure out how to handle her social life. I think Austen uses Mrs. Gardiner to resemble a positive influence in the characters' lives in the form of a loving, caring family memeber who is willing to help at any given moment. The way Mrs. Gardiner advises Elizabeth and Jane on their relationship shows how Austen like Mrs. Gardiner, and uses her to resemble the one person in life who we can turn to when we are in trouble. A quote resembling this is: "But, as it is, you must not let your fancy run away with you. You have sense, and we all expect you to use it. YOur father would depend on your resolution and good conduct, I am sure. You must not disappoint your father," (Austen 131).-BrienSociogramBy: Ashley
Mr. Gardner
Husband
Mrs. Bennet
Sister-in-law
Elizabeth
Niece
Mrs. Gardner is uneasy about Elizabeth’s relationship with Wickham, and is not hesitant in expressing her opinion to Elizabeth. Mrs. Gardner is looking out for her best interest of her neice, knowing that Wickham’s money will not be enough to provide for Lizzy.
Elizabeth understands and respects her aunts reasoning. She is very much appreciates how caring Mrs. Gardner is towards her personal affairs.
Jane
Niece
Jane is distraught due to her unsteady relationship with her future husband, Bingley. Therefore, Mrs. Gardner invites Jane to accompany her and Mr. Gardner in London, to lift her mood. Again, Mrs. Gardner is very observant and compassionate towards her nieces, helping in any way she can to make them happy.
Jane is joyful and optimistic about going to London.


Characteristics of Neoclassism
by: Ashley
Mrs. Gardner possesses the characteristic of stressed logic. Through logic, she expresses her concerns and opinions to her nieces in their matters of love.
“You are too sensible a girl, Lizzy, to fall in love merely because you are warned against it; and, therefore, I am not afraid of speaking openly. Seriously, I would have you be on your guard. Do not involve yourself or endeavour to involve him in an affection which the want of fortune would make so very imprudent. I have nothing to say against him; he is a most interesting young man; and if he had the fortune he ought to have, I should think you could not do better. But as it is, you must not let your fancy run away with you. You have sense, and we all expect you to use it. Your father would depend on your resolution and good conduct, I am sure. You must not disappoint your father.” (Austen 131)
She is looking out in the best interest of Elizabeth. Mrs. Gardner logically assesses Lizzy’s situation and notices her affections towards Wickham. She acknowledges that if the relationship between the two develops further, Lizzy will disappoint her father and not be able to live the life that her family feels she deserves. She seems to assess the situtation by looking at it in such a way that she does not involve her emotions, and is able to see what could happen if Lizzy would succumb to her affections towards Wickham.

Furthermore, once Elizabeth informs Mrs. Gardner that Wickham has found another woman, the way she analyzes Miss King demonstrates the belief that man is imperfect.
"Her not objecting, does not justify him. It only shews her being deficient in something herself -- sense or feeling." (Austen 139)
Again through Mrs. Gardner’s logic, she analyzed the situation Elizabeth is dealing with in chapter 27. She tries to see as to why Wickham would be in a relationship with another woman, Miss King. She believes that due to Wickham’s lack of money that he is winning Miss King’s affections just for her fortune. She sympathizes with Wickham but yet still does not see him fit, for this reason, to wed Elizabeth. Furthermore, she sees Miss King as a fool for not realizing that Wickham is just after her for her money. This would lead one to believe that Mrs. Gardner thinks that Miss King is in need of improvement if she wishes not to be the fool. She would believe that Miss King must realize the true meaning of Wickham’s affections and analyze the situation in a way that reflects neoclassicism.
NOT COMPLETE -- ASHLEY OR BRIENChapters 42-EndPersonality Traits1. Mrs. Gardiner still treats her nieces the same, especially Jane and Elizabeth, and she tries to give Elizabeth the best possible advice on their relationships and life."Mrs. Gardiner and Elizabeth talked of all that had occured during their visit, as they returned, except what had particularly interested them both. The looks and behavior of everybody they had seen were discussed, except of hte person who had mostly engaged their attention. They talked of his sister, his friends, his house , of everyhting but himself; yet Elizabeth was longing to know what Mrs. Gardiner thought of him, and Mrs. Gardiner would have been highly gratified by her niece's beginning of the subject" (Austen 232).2. She is always there for Elizabeth whenever she needs her the most, and Mrs. Gardiner continuosly looks out for her family and strives to help them whenever she has the ability to. "But you see that Jane," said her aunt,"does not think so very ill of Wickham as to believe him capable of the attmept." "Of whom does Jane ever think ill? And who is there, whatever might be thier former conduct, that she would think capable of such an attempt.....that he is as false and deceeitful as he is insinuating." "And do you really know all thins?" cried Mrs. Gardiner, whose curiosity as to the mode of her intelligence was all alive. "I do indeed," replied Elizabeth, coloring. "I told you the otehr day of his infamous behavior to Mr. Darcy.." (Austen 240-241).3. Mrs. Gardiner is very curious and judgemental of others, especially htose who have a reltionhip with one of her nieces, such as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. "Will you be angry with me, my dear Lizzy, if I take this opprotunity of saying (what I was never bold enought to say before) how much I like him? His behavior to us has, in eveyr respect, been as pleasing as when we were in Derbyshire. His understanding and opinions all please me; he wasnt omothing more than liveliness, and that, if he marry prudently, his wife may teach him. I thought him very sly; he hardly every mentioned your name; byt sly seems to be the fashion. Pray forgive me if I have been very presuming, or at least do not punish me so far as to exclude me from P.." (Austen 276).4. Mrs. Gardiner's compassion and love she has for her family spreads to everyone around her, especially Elizabeth, who is extremely grateful for all her aunt has done for her. "Elizabeth had never yet answered Mrs. Gardiner's long letter, but now, having that to communicate which she knew would be most welcome.."I would have thatnked you before, my dear aunt, as I ought to have done, for your long, kind, satisfactory, detail of particulars; but to say the truth I was too cross to write....I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world that can be spared form me. You are all to come to Pemberley ar Christmas..." (Austen 319).HOW JUXTAPOSE/FOIL FOR BENNETSSterotypesMrs. Gardiner is still viewed as the compassionate, caring, loving, family member who one can turn to in their time of need. She always had the rihgt words to say to make Elizabeth feel slightly better about her present situatution, which is usually what aunts, uncles, or grandparents do for their relatives. She provides Elizabeth with the extra advice and assistance she needs to potentially fall in love with Mr. Darcy and build stong relationships with her family members. Austen is again using her as a symbol of the one person in life who you know will help you when you are desperate. They always console you whenever you are down and hate seeing their family distraught, so they strive to mend the wounds that may have formed. They in a sense are the glue that keeps the family together. "With the Gardiners they were always on the most intimate terms. Darcy, as well as Elizabeth, really loved them; and they wer both ever sensible of the warmest gratitude toward the persons who, by brining her into Derbyshire, has been the means of uniting them" (Austen 323).  Sociogram
Character
Relationship
How she treats them
Mr. Gardiner
Husband
Still loves and respects her husband and any opinion he has.
Mrs. Bennet
Sister in law
Cares very much for her and her family, strives to help in any way she can.
Jane
Niece
Helps Jane and consoles her when Lydia ran away. Still gives her advice and care for her very much
Elizabeth
Niece
Accidentally brings her and Darcy together. She is always willing to give Elizabeth advice and help her find love
Mr. Darcy
Elizabeth's lover
Has the utmost respect for Mr. Darcy and thinks him to be a very pleasing and polite man
Wickham
Lydia's husband
Does not think he is as bad of a a person as the rest of the family thinks he is. Her and her husband, along with Darcy help him repay his debts.
Neoclassism Characteristics
Mrs. Gardiner possess the characteristic of having logic. She uses her logic to help her nieces and relatives when their world turned upside down. She always gave the best advice and asked the right questions to help Elizabeth and Jane find Lydia and love. She also provides insight into Wickham and Dracy's chracter so her family will not reject them, and this gives Elizabeth the insight she needs to relaize her love for Darcy. Mrs. Gardiner is most like the fariy god mother form Cinderella because they both try ot help their neices find love and gives them advice they need to pursue their dreams. They also conintuosly brighten thier relatives spriits and helps them with all of thier problems they face in life.