Mrs. Bagnet is the wife of Mr. Bagnet and the mother of Woolwich, Quebec, and Malta. She is a very determined, practical woman, as well as a devoted wife and mother. She traveled the world with her husband while he was in the army and is used to managing with very little. Her children are named after the places they were born. Mrs. Bagnet runs a very regimented and orderly household and takes control for her husband in all matters of morality and business. Mrs. Bagnet is a close friend to George but laments that he has not married and has not lived a more settled life. At the end of the novel, it is Mrs. Bagnet who goes to fetch Mrs. Rouncewell, George’s mother, when George is falsely accused of Mr. Tulkinghorn’s murder, and brings about the reunion between mother and son.
Mrs. Bagnet Character Timeline in Bleak House
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...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 him to have nothing to do... (full context)
...received the letter, he explains, and is just about to go to see Mr. Smallweed. Mrs. Bagnet quickly forgives George and admits that she knows he would never trouble them on purpose.... (full context)
...his usual cheerful self and even Malta and Quebec’s playful attention cannot raise his spirits. Mrs. Bagnet worries that he has taken her rebuke to heart, but George assures her that he... (full context)