Michaelmas day, September 29, is celebrated by the Church of Rome as well as the Church of England. More importantly than the day, is the man the day was named after: St. Michael. St. Michael was known as the chief of angels to Christians all over the world. Jane Austen included this biblical figure so readers could relate a character in her novel to him. Mr. Bingley can be compared to this figure in the sense of his caring nature towards others. Biblical figures are known for doing good for others. Throughout the novel, Mr. Bingley dealt with social class/money problems with families. He helped familes become at ease with their problems just as the "chief of angels" did.
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