Mr. Bagnet is an ex-solider and a good friend of George’s. Mr. Bagnet is the husband of Mrs. Bagnet and the father of Woolwich, Quebec, and Malta. He is a devoted husband and an honest, straightforward man. He trusts his wife’s opinions on everything and allows her to run the family as she sees fit, although he keeps up a façade of paternal “discipline,” which Mrs. Bagnet tolerantly ignores. Mr. Bagnet is forgiving and does not hold a grudge against George when George gets into debt and needs the Bagnets to pay for him. He runs a shop which sells musical instruments with his son, Woolwich, and is grateful for his wife’s stabilizing influence on his life. It is implied that, if it were not for Mrs. Bagnet, Mr. Bagnet would have ended up a drifter like George.
Mr. Bagnet Character Timeline in Bleak House
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Bagnet appears in Bleak House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...to meet George as he enters. As she prepares dinner, Mrs. Bagnet tells George that Mr. Bagnet and their eldest son, Woolwich, get on very well with their music business. George grows... (full context)
...George and the Bagnets talk. George tells them of his dilemma and addresses himself to Mr. Bagnet , although he knows Mrs. Bagnet will answer. When George is finished, Mrs. Bagnet tells... (full context)
...quickly forgives George and admits that she knows he would never trouble them on purpose. Mr. Bagnet advises that George should see Mr. Smallweed immediately, and George agrees and sets out with... (full context)
...says that, if George chooses to do this, he will write a document which frees Mr. Bagnet from all obligations connected with the debt. George immediately agrees and pulls the letter from... (full context)