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Written by Erica M.
(5/6/2013 11:19 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chap 51: Lydia was Lydia still, penned by kathleen (elder)
I find it sad that Lydia seems totally unaware that there were any consequences for her actions. Even Mrs. Bennett seemed to understand, at least to an extent, that when Lydia ran off and was unmarried it would bring disgrace to the family. Of course she probably didn't understand why, but at least she understood that Something Bad was going to be the result. Lydia seems completely removed from reality at this point. And despite Jane's hopes, I doubt she will ever learn. I imagine her future to be somewhat like Mrs. Price's in Mansfield Park-always short of money, never knowing how to manage anything. I wonder if Lydia's spirits will eventually be worn down by cares or if she'll remain as silly as ever throughout her life?
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