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Written by Adrian
(5/7/2010 2:50 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Insensible to Danger, penned by Robbin
...reader? Does Mr. Bennet, does Lizzy think Lydia is going to Brighton intentionally to lose her virginity? That is what I mean by "stupid;" this is not a question of education. Does Mr. Bennet think Lydia is ultimately self-destructive?
Sure, JA creates suspense here in a reader's mind, but should Mr. Bennet think Lydia so totally depraved, as silly as she may be? Did Sir Thomas think that of Maria in MP? (Don't answer that here!) I can agree that Mr. Bennet was wrong to allow Lydia to go to Brighton. I can say he should have listened to Lizzy. But I do not think the case is so open and shut as so many (possibly non-first-time readers) do.
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