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|Wickham hinted at the truth at Aunt Philipps's
Written by Connie
(5/12/2010 11:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, But didn't Wickham consider the consequences?, penned by Anne-Marie
I have been a disappointed man, and my spirits will not bear solitude... He feels a "need" for companionship. Lydia more or less threw herself at him. Of course he wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of her. He did not think Mr. Bennet, being a negligent father, would do much to pursue him.
As for "young girls", Georgiana and Lydia were not considered children, nor was there such a thing as a "teenager" in JA's day. They were both out, which means of marriageable age. He usede their youth and inexperience to his advantage, but I do not think he was some kind of pedophile.
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