The friend of Captain Wentworth from the navy, Captain Benwick is scholarly and reserved. He was engaged to Captain Harville’s sister, Fanny, who passed away while he was at sea. Despite his melancholy manner, he gets over his mourning with some help from Anne and pretty soon afterwards falls in love with Louisa Musgrove.
Captain Benwick Quotes in Persuasion
The Persuasion quotes below are all either spoken by Captain Benwick or refer to Captain Benwick. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Dover Publications edition of Persuasion published in 1997.).
Captain Benwick Character Timeline in Persuasion
The timeline below shows where the character Captain Benwick appears in Persuasion. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...it is clear Mrs. Harville has been doing all the work. Anne inquires after Captain Benwick, and Charles amusedly reports of his great admiration for Anne; he is convinced that Captain... (full context)
...who have just arrived in town. Mary writes with surprising news that Louisa and Captain Benwick are to be married. Anne marvels at this match between the lively and spirited Louisa... (full context)
...and they engage in warm and friendly conversation. They discuss the engagement between Louisa and Benwick; Anne delicately inquires as to Captain Wentworth’s feelings on the matter, and Admiral Croft relates... (full context)
...Captain Wentworth and Anne make small talk for a while, before discussing Louisa and Captain Benwick. He expresses his doubts as to the goodness of the match; though they have good... (full context)