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Written by Stephanie
(5/18/2010 10:20 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, If I may ..., penned by gianni
Mrs. Bennet might be trying for the self-indulgence of bragging rights over getting a daughter married, so I have no hesitation in agreeing with your assessment of her epimetheus-ian thought processes and still harbouring doubt that she ever thought of her daughter's future except as it related to her having news to impart on social visits.
Speaking of Mrs. Bennet's reactions, can we explain why she is 'sadly grieved' when the express arrived about the elopement? She needs constant attendance, and this is before the worry strikes them that Wickham might NOT marry her. Later, when still more imprudence is exposed, she is elated at Lydia's husband. So, why is the insensible, marriage-focused matron of the Bennet clan not squealing in delight that Lydia has caught herself a husband?
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